PETANQUE, my kind of fun

The people here play the French game of Petanque.

The pension owners, Jim & Ann, said it is quite popular in Healdsburg with leagues of play going on – they have their court on the property for their use.

Apparently this game is much like Bocce, but the courts are very graceful and not like a bowling alley.

We enjoyed bocce and did not know of this game.

You play from a ring once the Jack has been thrown. In this version, your feet must remain planted while you attempt to toss your ball as close to the jack as possible, much as in bocce.


Popular amongst the landed elite in France and here in Healdsburg as well – little did I know?

If you love bocce or horseshoes, you may want to investigate Petanque.

Here’s a link for more information; Petanque America

Lily’s Chinese Massage


If you need a massage while in HEALDSBURG

Oh my gosh, this was the best massage I’ve had since our trip last December to Bali!
Lily specializes in Swedish, deep tissue massage & foot massage and trusts me she is excellent!

Very reasonably priced as well.

Click here to the website: Lilys Chinese Massage