During the annual Boise Weekly employee retreat at the Lodge at Riggins Hot Springs, several of BW's finest were introduced to the game of bocce ball by one of BW's other finest, Chelsea Snow. She not only supplied the equipment--four large balls, or bocci, and the small white target ball, the pallina--but helped us sort out the rules as we played on a very non-regulation surface. We whiled away several lazy Saturday afternoon hours, cocktails in one hand, bocci in the other, tossing the balls not so far as to make retrieval strenuous, but far enough to make the game a bit challenging. We have a few traditions as a part of our retreat, and some of us are hoping that a bocce tournament becomes one of them.
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