Looking forward to Wednesday

Fraser Range, Western Australia
@JudyEv (282990)
Rockingham, Australia
August 5, 2022 9:32pm CST
The photo is of some eucalypts out near Fraser Range in Western Australia. It has nothing to do with the discussion. On Wednesday, I’m going to the house of a good friend just a few doors up. They are the ones who introduced us to the village. Two other friends will be there and we’re going to do cryptic crosswords for a while then play Canasta 5. The menfolk will have a game of pool/snooker in the clubroom and we’ll all get together for a meal in the evening. I know there are a great many variations of canasta but one friend has learnt this version at day classes and what is even better, she has written rules which I’ve copied out for everyone. I played this version with much the same group a while back and it wasn’t hard to learn although I hadn’t played any canasta for quite some years. It will be a fun afternoon, I’m sure.
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• United States
6 Aug
I never played Canasta but it does sound like a good time.
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@JudyEv (282990)
• Rockingham, Australia
6 Aug
Card games are fun and canasta is as good if not better than most.
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• United States
6 Aug
@JudyEv I like games, I think I would enjoy it.
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@JudyEv (282990)
• Rockingham, Australia
7 Aug
@CookieMonster46 There is some strategy involved but not enough to make it too hard.
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@Beestring (3222)
• Hong Kong
6 Aug
I've never played canasta. Sounds interesting. Have fun this coming Wednesday.
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@JudyEv (282990)
• Rockingham, Australia
6 Aug
It's an interesting card game for sure.
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@ptrikha_2 (38619)
• India
7 Aug
Looks like you had a great time. Never heard of Canasta game before. Have s great week ahead!
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@ptrikha_2 (38619)
• India
9 Aug
@JudyEv Is it raining more than expected? India jumped to 4th position in the overall CWG Games medal tally with 56 medals +, leaving New Zealand behind! A great show so far!
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@ptrikha_2 (38619)
• India
9 Aug
@JudyEv Well, Indian Women's cricket team lost to Aussies in the finals. And so did Men's Hockey team. Well better luck next time! Overall good for Indian sports with some medals in new areas, especially like Triple Jump event.
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@JudyEv (282990)
• Rockingham, Australia
8 Aug
Thanks. It's still raining here although it was supposed to be fine.
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@sallypup (49259)
• Moses Lake, Washington
6 Aug
Just being with friends will be delightful. I've never played canasta.
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@JudyEv (282990)
• Rockingham, Australia
6 Aug
It's an interesting game but it takes a few hands till you really get into the swing of it.
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@Deepizzaguy (69549)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
6 Aug
Enjoy your visit with your friend playing canasta since playing games is one of good way to keep a sharp mind since we all need challenges in our lives.
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@JudyEv (282990)
• Rockingham, Australia
6 Aug
I'm sure we'll have a fun afternoon then a nice meal together.
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@porwest (55361)
• United States
9 Aug
Sounds like you will all have a great time. I can see why you would be looking forward to the time. Have fun.
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@JudyEv (282990)
• Rockingham, Australia
10 Aug
I'm just filling in time now before I walk up the ten houses to my friend's place.
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@JudyEv (282990)
• Rockingham, Australia
10 Aug
@porwest It still surprises me that we can walk down the middle of the road as there is very rarely any traffic.
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@porwest (55361)
• United States
10 Aug
@JudyEv I imagine, considering where you are, that's a nice walk.
@snowy22315 (140595)
• United States
7 Aug
It sounds like fun Enjoy!
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@JudyEv (282990)
• Rockingham, Australia
7 Aug
I'm sure we'll enjoy it and the fellowship later will be good too.
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@allknowing (103930)
• India
7 Aug
I played Canasta years ago but do not remember which version it was. I will search for it now that you spoke about it.
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@allknowing (103930)
• India
7 Aug
@JudyEv My earlier version was Canasta from K. I cannot trace it in my folder and I tried to download it but it is not free. Goodbye Canasta
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@JudyEv (282990)
• Rockingham, Australia
7 Aug
There seems a relatively new version and possibly a bit simplified.
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@marlina (149192)
• Canada
6 Aug
I have never played canasta. Enjoy the meeting!
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@JudyEv (282990)
• Rockingham, Australia
6 Aug
It's not till Wednesday but should be fun.
@LadyDuck (400753)
• Switzerland
6 Aug
Your day seems well planned and I am sure you will have fun, canasta is a nice card game.
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@LadyDuck (400753)
• Switzerland
6 Aug
@JudyEv I agree, it is not a game of only luck.
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@JudyEv (282990)
• Rockingham, Australia
6 Aug
There is a little bit of skill and strategy to it which makes more interesting than some of the simpler games.
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@xFiacre (10724)
• Ireland
6 Aug
@judyev Happy canasta. We don’t often meet up with friends but last Thursday did so in the house of one of the group. One lady is vegan so she ate at home and arrived once we had finished eating. She gets upset at the smell of meat and we never say barbecue in her presence.
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@JudyEv (282990)
• Rockingham, Australia
6 Aug
It takes all sorts they say and for sure there are all sorts in the world. I lose patience with some of the more outlandish views but to each his own.
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• Midland, Michigan
7 Aug
Have fun with your lady friends and later at your meal with all the couples.
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@JudyEv (282990)
• Rockingham, Australia
7 Aug
I'm sure it will be fun day. Thanks.
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@Ronrybs (16001)
• London, England
6 Aug
I have not been one for cards and don't even have a deck of cards here!
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@JudyEv (282990)
• Rockingham, Australia
6 Aug
No pack of cards?? No Solitaire for you then.
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@Ronrybs (16001)
• London, England
6 Aug
@JudyEv It is on the computer, I think, but I haven't had a look
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• United States
7 Aug
Canasta is fun, but I'm terrible at it. It's nice that you know so many friends at your new place.
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@JudyEv (282990)
• Rockingham, Australia
7 Aug
It is easy to make friends here really. You just have to keep saying 'hello' to those you meet and say how lovely their dog is!!
@rebelann (99997)
• El Paso, Texas
6 Aug
That sounds like fun. My family used to play canasta all the time along with other card games.
@RebeccasFarm (67550)
• United States
7 Aug
Used to play that canasta I told you Judy. I hope it is a great time for you I really love those massive trees in the photo! Watching a funny film about Australia and thinking of you.
@jstory07 (122759)
• Roseburg, Oregon
6 Aug
I do hope you will have a fun afternoon. Do you play two to a team.
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@JudyEv (282990)
• Rockingham, Australia
6 Aug
Yes, we'll have partners.
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@LindaOHio (99574)
• United States
6 Aug
Sounds like a lot of fun. We really don't have any friends to get together with. Have a good weekend.