Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Gone Golfing

Last night, rather than doing what I was supposed to be doing and working on my thesis sections, we decided to go out with Melanie and Joey. Over lunch we had gotten to talking about bowling, and how we wanted to go bowling (all except for Matt who hates bowling), when Joey suggested that the mini-golf place in town was open again. So, rather than bowling, we went miniature golfing and we had a blast. In the end, it was Matt's suggestion that we go, which is rare since he's not usually a get up and go type. The place in town is tiny but it's only $4 a person, for 18 holes, who could say no to that? Besides, it was an absolutely beautiful night!

When we got there, the breeze was blowing, it wasn't hot or cold. It was fantastic, the perfect night for an evening out. I absolutely love miniature golf, even though I'm terrible at it.  We played girls against the guys and even though they beat us by about 20 points, I still had the best night I've had in a while!  Joey had his iPod touch and took a whole bunch of pictures.  So, I thought I'd share our fun with you.

This is me and Melanie. The one on the right isn't the most flattering picture of me, and certainly not the most flattering angle, but it's a fun picture so I'm sharing it anyway (self-conscious concerns aside)...

At one hole, Matt and Joey decided that they should have a duel with their clubs. I have no idea what Matt's doing in the right-hand picture.  Oh, he just informed me the right hand picture is "golf zen"...

Matt thought it would be cute to pretend to bash my skull in.  Awesome, what a great husband (Love ya honey!)...

Okay, looking at these again, he does look quite crazy!  Either way, you just gotta love it, he's so much fun sometimes!  He can be the most loving, fun guy one minute and look like he's crazy out of his skull the next. Now that is pure marriage gold and it certainly keeps things fun. I think it warrants mentioning that I had no idea he was making those lovely gestures of playful agression behind me until I saw these pictures -- I am so oblivious.

I was totally rooting for my teammate while she was golfing when I was, quite unexpectedly, caught red handed. Bunny ears, what?!

When we got to the 18th hole, we shot our golf balls up the chute.  For some reason, that hole was a par 2, which makes no sense. Anyway, when it came Matt's turn, the light on the top of the chute lit up.  He got a hole in one and won another game. So, now we can go miniature golfing for only $4 between us sometime soon! Can't wait to go again, it's fantastic to blow off some steam and just have a good time without having to worry about anything for an hour or so. Well worth the price.

After golf, we went to Peacocks, a local 24-hour greasy spoon, and had coffee (or diet coke, in my case), a veggie plate (which consists of fried vegetables), and pie. They have an amazing Oreo cream pie that is crazy delicious and that I couldn't resist. When the end of the night came, we were in by 9:30pm which would have given me enough time to work on my thesis stuff had I not procrastinated all evening -- I didn't get it started until midnight, but I got 3 sections done and only 2 were due, so I feel okay about it.

All in all, our night was great and I hope to do it again soon. I think I'm going through the "we're-moving-next-year-and-I'm-going-to-miss-everyone-and-everything" phase. I'm certainly going to miss hanging with my bestie, but they've promised to come visit! Which reminds me of something else I wanted to say, on a completely different topic, but I'll write about that later. For now, good night!


  1. Sounds like fun! We have a mini golf place in town but never go. Thanks for the idea, maybe we'll go sometime.

  2. You should! It's a crazy amount of fun. I like it because we're not much of outside people, but it's something we can do to get outside and we enjoy it.

  3. We went mini-golfing over spring break too, and it was so entertaining! I had forgotten how much fun it was. I like the idea of playing on teams...I'm going to suggest that for next time.

  4. Ooh, did you go to Scandia? I was telling Matt, Melanie, and Joey about Scandia. I love that place so much! The tiny little place we have here has nothing on amazing golf places like that.

  5. I love Scandia too! The one down the hill is even better than the one in the desert. But we actually went mini-golfing at a Thousand Trails Resort in Temecula. It sounds similiar to the one you described above: small, but fun.

  6. That does sound fun. I know the one down the hill is awesome, but I've never managed to get there. I do like Castle Park, though! We went once, a looooooooooong time ago, when I was with Mike and Bobby and Corey were together (in like, the stone age or something), and we all had a really good time. Places like that are a bit pricey though, and this wasn't at all expensive. $8 for two people for an hour or two's entertainment is well worth it.