Tuesday, May 17, 2016

A Tournament in Scarsdale, NY

Susan and I, along with some friends from our weekly mah jongg games, participated in the SSTTE (Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanu-El) Tournament in Scarsdale, NY.

We love this tournament! Elizabeth Rothstein and her team at the synagogue have been so successful at putting together a great event.  The tournament offers 8 rounds of fast play, plentiful and delicious breakfast and lunch with homemade treats to further entice, spacious and comfortable tournament and dining rooms, and many prizes for high tournament scores and also ones for special hand and high round.  And the players are just lovely! We have come to know so many people through tournament play and we enjoy connecting with them, catching up, and making plans to attend future tournaments.

What a great way to spend a day!!

BTW...be carful what you say in the ladies room during a tournament.  The Mah Jongg world is relatively small and conversations overheard are often about people that other players know.

Before I close this out, just a question…when you are at a tournament do you play more offensively or more defensively that you do at home?? Thanks in advance for sharing.

 ~ Barbara

Monday, May 2, 2016

Mah Jongg at Sea

After months of planning, we're playing Mah Jongg on the Zuiderdam as we cruise from Fort Lauderdale to Copenhagen.  We've had such fun and met more that 25 wonderful Mah Jongg players.

Looking forward to staying in touch with these players and possibly meeting up on future cruises!

The Mah Jongg Doctors
~ Susan and Barbara

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Day 12 of Transatlantic Cruise

On April 29th we'll be stopping in A Coruna, Spain.  I love to check out port reviews on Cruise Critic, but A Coruna must be a new stop for the cruise lines, because it's not listed here and there are no reviews of the shore excursions on the Holland site.  But click on the city name above and you'll find some information that I discovered. BTW....this city is often called La Coruna.

But the weather should be warm and what's not to like about Spain??  If you're already booked on this cruise, you can enter your booking number on the Holland America site and look at the shore excursions. There are only 3 and they're very expensive...unless you travel to the ancient Roman fortified city of Lugo for $118. per person.