We'll return to the regularly-scheduled nerdery of making things and doing things tomorrow, but for today I wanted to share a fun experience I had yesterday:
In celebration of a successful Back To School project within OIT (yes, the semester is almost over but the BTS project just closed a month or so ago), everyone involved with the project went to Strikes and Spares in Mishawaka for an afternoon of bowling, go karts and mini-golf. By all reports, the mini-golf is nothing special, so I opted out of that in favor of (almost) two games of bowling and three races on the go-kart track. My first game of bowling was a little worse than my average bad game at 76 points. Our time on the lane ran out just before I threw my last or second-to-last ball, depending on how it went. Had I been able to finish the score would have been somewhere between 105 and 130 or so. Having finished that, the group that I bowled with headed over to the go-karts:
The go-karts here are electric, but the course is well-designed and the karts are faster than expected; definitely a good match for the track. We each got three races and it was very fun! Thankfully I didn't get stuck in a slow kart any of the times I raced and was able to drive competitively and pass at least one person in each race. Unlike Scott, I didn't spin anybody out or get spun out at all :)
I think Elias would really enjoy riding in the two-seat karts but passengers are required to be at least 4 years old and 40" tall, so it will be another year and a half before I can take him there. In other news, I'll have a 4-year-old in a year and a half. Yikes.
What kinds of group leisure activities do you enjoy? Let me know in the comments!