Tuesday, June 5, 2012

pony rides and putt putt...

Thank you Wally Wagner for the frrrreeeeeee pony rides last week!  We love "Kids Week" at our local grocery store.  I'm not sure how long he's been offering this, but for as long as I've had kids we've been enjoying it (well at least a handful of times anyways...most years it seemed like more hassle than it was worth...but this year I took the younger half of our herd up for their first pony rides.  Everyone loved it, for sure.  (and did I mention a free hot dog and pop to wash it all down?!)  Yippee Cayaaaaah!

Oh and PUTT, PUTT.
Hope you don't mind me sharing fun new things we're finding to do this summer...along those same lines of freeeeee, or at least cheap.  That's how we roll. 
I'd heard rumors of a new miniature golf course over in St. Marys that was just built last year.  I googled it, and sure enough it's completed and was built thanks to their wonderful taxpayers (and I'm guessing some generous donations) smack dab in the middle of their K.C. Geiger park.  I'm not kidding...it's beautiful.  And it's only $1 for kids 12 and under to golf 18 holes.  ($2 for adults).  It's open daily 2-9 pm and weekends noon-9p (I think) and has an attendant on duty.  ("Like" it on Facebook for more accurate details/directions...St. Marys Miniature Golf).   It's super-gorgeously landscaped with water features, and a rock mountain in the center...just amazing!  And it's in the heart of their park full of ball diamonds, a playground, basketball courts, volleyball and tennis, even a picnic shelter.  Something for everyone!  We will definitely be revisiting this park.

 I think this was our first time miniature-golfing like this...except for at the campground where they have just a couple holes...nothing like this group adventure though.
 We divided into groups of 4 or so, and moved through pretty smoothly.  Scorecards reflected the fact that we were novices...18 on a par 3...ummmm.  "We're trying for the lowest score guys...not the highest!"
 We went on Saturday afternoon while John had to work.  Myself, and the kids, plus cousin Beth who was sleeping over...  fun for all ages!
You MUST heck this place out...and take care of it while you're there...it's really a treasure of a public park!


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the info. I did not realize they had this nice and inexpensive (which is always a plus) putt putt course in St. Marys. We will definitely have to check it out!! Thanks Jamie!!

Anonymous said...

Really enjoy all of your summer time "tricks" we are using them here too!! Thank you

Anonymous said...

So awesome about the pony rides, that would have cost a fortune at the Fair! Love those smiles, priceless!
Good info on the putt putt as well, thanks!