Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Inaugural Summer Old Man Games

Each event had to be completed while simultaneously drinking
a Coors Light. Hey, who put that Diet Dr. Pepper in there?!
When Gilligan and the other castaways were shipwrecked on an uncharted desert island they certainly didn't sit around moping and staring into the sunset. Instead, they spent their time fashioning a vast array of useful objects from bamboo and other local materials.

So while we were on Sucia Island over Labor Day weekend we certainly didn't want to waste any of the amazing opportunities the island and its resources presented to us. An empty box, a pen, a hatchet and a campfire conversation soon evolved into the inaugural Summer Old Man Games. (I did put in a request to have the name changed to the Old Person Games, but it was rejected by the committee). However, the girls and I were still allowed to participate in the Games, which included some fantastic events!  

Opening Ceremonies.

First Event: Hatchet Throw.

Second Event: Beer Can Rock Toss.
Part of this challenge was gathering your own rocks from the beach.

Third Event: Men's Broad Jump. 

Women's Broad Jump.

Fourth Event: Football Toss.

Fifth Event: Log Balance.

Sixth Event: Log Saw.

Each event had a first, second and third place winner, earning 5 million, 3 million, and 1 million points, respectively. (Why count points in millions? Because it's more fun that way). At the end of the day Stew earned a gold medal in the 2012 Summer Old Man Games, and I walked away with the silver. Great day for the Always! Justin is already dreaming up events for the Winter Old Man Games and we can't wait!


  1. I am dying laughing at these photos - especially the broad jump and log balance ones. Hilarious. You and Stew are fierce competitors!

  2. Haha! That sounds so fun! You guys are a creative group!


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