Monday, July 5, 2010

Hey Let's go Bowling

We went bowling today... I even wore an outfit like that. (Ok, not really.)

We're not regular bowlers or anything like that. But we do have the same kind of list that we did last summer.

For those of you who don't want to read that old entry from last summer we went around in a circle (as small circle, there are only 3 of us) and made a list of anything we wanted to do around town and then we just started doing them. Sounds simple enough. Maybe even so simple that you don't think you need to do something like this.   We did things all summer long and had a great time. Sure you don't have to make a list but it's great to have to look at if you can't think of anything fun to do.

This year bowling and minature golf, among other things are on the list (We played Miniture golf last Friday.)   We were going to go cherry picking today but it was way too hot and there was a air quality warning as well. We decided to take it easy and visit some place with air conditioning.

I have not been bowling in years but we had a great time. I had assumed that bowling would be a really cheap activity, but it really was not.

$12 for 3 shoe rentals
$ 9 to play one game for 3 people
$6 for a bag of popcorn and a water to share.
$1 in the machine where you try and grab those terrible cheap stuffed animals (We won though) 
$28 total for about an hour and 15 minutes worth of entertainment.

I don't think this is a really good deal.  You can sign up at and your child can bowl 2 free games of bowling each day. I'll probably sign up but I don't know if we'll go again and my girl probably would not want to bowl 2 games. (Which would mean we would have saved $3 today) One was enough for her although she did say THANK YOU FOR TAKING ME TO THIS PLACE with a big hug. Frankly I was surprised that she got such a kick out of bowling.  She hopped around each time she rolled the ball and gave us both high fives and hugs when we had turns.

If it's not too hot on Wednesday we'll get to those cherries. We completely missed strawberry picking this year which was a  bummer because last year I made enough jam to last until this May and we didn't get any to freeze this year. We're eating my peach jam now but when that's gone it's back to the store for jam.

1 comment:

The Fine Art of Motherhood said...

Sign her up for the and we'll all go sometime! We signed our kids and ourselves up (paid $25 for Drew and I and 2 other adults -- I put D & B down, but I might be able to change that! and we got a $25 gc to Castaways) -- Kenz hasn't bowled yet, but Liv LOVES it!