We went bowling!

@kareng (7980)
United States
December 27, 2007 9:01pm CST
My husband and I haven't bowled in about 4 years. Last weekend one of the twins' boyfriends suggested that we go bowling Sunday morning. He told us of the early Sunday morning special where games are only $.99, so we decided that we would all go. Turned out that the other twin and her boyfriend didn't show up but the four of us had a blast. My husband and I were both rusty and only hit or went over a score of 100 once. hahaa Oh well, it was good exercise (did I mention I was sore???) and lots of fun. We well be planning on doing this at least once a month with the kids. Do you go bowling on a regular basis?
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@roberten (3131)
• United States
28 Dec 07
Nice story, try something else you haven't done in a long time next time (without the kids).
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@kareng (7980)
• United States
31 Dec 07
My kids are 20 and do not live at home so that was a treat doing something outside the house with them and their current boyfriends. It also gives us more opportunity to know the boyfriends. Visiting at the house is always hard the the boys I think. This way they are relaxed and we all have a good time. I think it has been very helpful to the overall relationships. We also took them to the comedy club a couple of weekends ago and they loved it. In fact, that is how we got started going bowling with the kids. One of the boyfriends suggested we all go bowling the next day. So it has started up a new hobby and we are getting to know these boys a lot better.
@roberten (3131)
• United States
1 Jan 08
I should take a page fm u; ur such a good parent! Ur kids are so lucky.
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@kareng (7980)
• United States
2 Jan 08
Well when they get that age, they mainly come around to borrow money or to eat. lol. I figured this would be a fun thing for all to do and we get some exercise in the process!
@izathewzia (5142)
• Philippines
16 Feb 08
I bowled once already with my best friend. I enjoyed the game although I was a loser then. Given a chance I want to play it again. I want to learn how to do it properly.
@kareng (7980)
• United States
1 Apr 08
It's fun. Don't think you are a loser if you only bowled once. It takes practice. Go back out there and try again. I'm sure you will find it much easier the second time.
@lightningMD (5932)
• United States
12 Feb 08
We have not bowled in years. 99 cent games are a great deal. I work every Sunday so that wouldn't work for me. I used to bowl alot when I was a kid. I was never good at it,but it was fun.
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@kareng (7980)
• United States
31 Mar 08
We haven't been in several weeks now but I miss it! It's great indoor fun for the winter months and also bad weather :) It's spring here now and we took our kayaks out to the lake one weekend. The weather was awesome and we enjoyed it.
@vivasuzi (4125)
• United States
7 Jan 08
We used to go bowling about once a month but recently we haven't been for a long time. It seems the only days we have time to go turn out to be league nights :( It is good exercise though!
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@kareng (7980)
• United States
14 Feb 08
I hate the winter months with it getting dark so early. You don't feel like doing much during the week after work. It's dark by the time you get home and it just makes you think its late. lol
@lorelai (1558)
• Italy
2 Jan 08
I have never went bowling in my life. Few weeks ago my boyfriend and I went to the bowling alley and were watching people bowl. It was some championship or something like that and they were bowling pretty fast. I liked it and I would really like to try it one day.
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@kareng (7980)
• United States
13 Feb 08
You should try it. It's really fun and good exercise :)
• United States
31 Dec 07
I haven't went bowling in a really long time. My mother in law is actually on a bowling league and she does really good. I don't think I like it enough or am good enough to be on a bowling league. LOL
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@kareng (7980)
• United States
31 Jan 08
I'm not near good enough for a league either! I do enjoy it thought :)
@AmbiePam (50380)
• United States
29 Dec 07
I don't, but it would be great fun. How low do the bowling balls go in weight? I am not supposed to lift anything over 5 pounds although I have to because, uh, welcome to life doctor, that is impossible to not lift something over than 5 pounds, lol. I'm sure my doctor meant well. Anyway, years ago our church had a bowling league, every Wednesday night after church. Some of my fondest memories of my early teens were socializing with friends, bowling gutter balls, and eating way too greasy nachos!
@kareng (7980)
• United States
31 Jan 08
The alley we go to has some 6 lb. balls :) but not many. There are more 10 lb. balls and up. I had to order some nachos a couple of weeks ago with chili on top. They were so good!
@lingli_78 (12844)
• Australia
29 Dec 07
sounds like you are having lots of fun with your family... i do love bowling but my hubby doesn't... and i haven't go bowling for ages as well... and no, i didn't go bowling on a regular basis because it is quite expensive here...
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@kareng (7980)
• United States
31 Jan 08
Yeah, we have been enjoying it! It's too bad your hub doesn't enjoy it! Sounds like you kinda miss it.
@foxyfire33 (10009)
• United States
28 Dec 07
Me personally? No. Two of my boys are in a bumper league every Saturday and I'm there to watch and s/o is on an men's league during the week. His league (or him depending on how you look at it) is way too competitive so I don't see how it could be any fun but I have a blast watching the little ones. It's not something that has ever interested me though. And BTW...my almost 5 year old has bowled over 100 twice this year and has come close a lot... ha ha! *giggles*
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@kareng (7980)
• United States
31 Jan 08
That's awesome foxy! I bet the kids love it!
@Polly1 (12648)
• United States
28 Dec 07
I haven't been bowling in years, I miss it. My hubby and I used to be on a Ma & Pa league. It was so much fun, we had to drop out after a few years because he had injured his shoulder. I was never any good, but it is alot of fun. I would like to find someone to go bowling with, its not fun to go by yourself.
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@kareng (7980)
• United States
30 Jan 08
I hope you find someone to bowl with. We really enjoy it. It's fun and good exercise! I'm not really good either but it is fun to spend time with hubby and the kids away from the house for a change!
• United States
28 Dec 07
I only go bowling about once a year. It is really fun for the first 20 minutes then my talent wears off and fatigue sets in, then the sucking a*s starts. By the end of the game I'm too pissed to want to play til next year lol.
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@kareng (7980)
• United States
8 Jan 08
LOL. I know what you mean. I'm usually good and warmed up for the 3rd game and go downhill again after the 3rd. Oh well, I'm getting better!
@Nan110 (469)
• United States
28 Dec 07
Glad you all had fun. Bowling is fun. I'm on a ladies league where I live and I have fun. My aveage is 156.
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@kareng (7980)
• United States
2 Jan 08
Way better than I am :) My highest score was 116 this past week. I'll get back up there, but I don't think I've ever bowled over 150. My average used to be around 136.
• United States
28 Dec 07
We use to go bowling we even still have the balls. With my dizzy spells and balance problems I do not think I can handle bowling now. I do love to watch bowling on TV.
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@kareng (7980)
• United States
31 Dec 07
It is a fun sport! We have been enjoying it, even though my knees pay for it.
@OURDEW (4812)
• United States
28 Dec 07
I haven't been bowling in a few years. I have my own bowling ball and shoes, I should dig them out and go. $.99 cents is a great price. I'm glad you all had a good time.
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@kareng (7980)
• United States
29 Dec 07
We bought balls and shoes years ago when we started going on a regular basis. When my kids were babies (esp. when there was just 1) we went often. We used to take the playpen for her. Then the twins came along and that kind of put a damper on doing a lot of things! You should go try your hand at it again!
@GardenGerty (105151)
• United States
28 Dec 07
No we do not go regularly, as we do not like the Bowling Alley in our town. Hubby used to be on leagues back east, and up north, I barely can get the ball down the lane. When we do go it is often with my brother and his wife. Last time we also went with friends of theirs that we have met before. It was a lot of fun and good exercise. Three of us are like me, average to below average. That is my brother, myself, and the wife of the other couple. Then there is my hubby who made money on leagues and also worked in a bowling alley at one time, my sister in law, who is fiercely competitive, and the hubby of the couple, who also worked at a bowling alley, and played on leagues, etc. We have so many laughs and such a good time.Some of them bowl turkeys, some of us ARE turkeys.
@kareng (7980)
• United States
29 Dec 07
haha, it sounds like you have a great time! Happy new year!
@mgmagana (3621)
• United States
28 Dec 07
ooh how fun! i love bowling, glad to hear u had a good time!
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@kareng (7980)
• United States
28 Dec 07
Thanks, hon.