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In cribbage, among other things, Leslie rules this spring

Leslie has a healthy lead in this cribbage game, and is trouncing John in the spring season. (John Nelson)
Leslie has a healthy lead in this cribbage game, and is trouncing John in the spring season. (John Nelson)

One of the hidden pleasures of RV travel are the nightly rituals.

Take cribbage. Right after dinner, we usually take out the cribbage board and play a game. During our spring "season," Leslie has dominated.

Let's explain how it works. We first started playing cribbage back in our early 20s. Since then, we've played tens of thousands of games, and until this year, we never really kept track of who won the most often.

In January, we finally started keeping a log. We started an abbreviated winter season, and John squeaked by with the overall win 13-9.

Then spring happened, and Leslie suddenly was unstoppable.  At one point, she led the spring season 23-14, with two "skunk" matches (winning by more than 30 points) on her ledger. 

Since then, John has mounted a comeback, but still trails 23-18. The days of spring are waning, and Leslie still has a healthy lead.

Since we started our cribbage log, we pretend that it's a serious competition, and the night's winner has been known to do a victory dance on occasion. In truth, it's just a fun pastime -- with a little good-natured trash talk thrown in.

Stay tuned for the final results of our spring competition. And if John ends up losing, there's always summer.



John Nelson is a freelance writer.