Counter to my instincts (and love for free food), we skipped out on the Mascoma free BBQ in New London and went over to the big city to check out the Storrs Pond course. Normally I wouldn't even consider going down to New London, but there is a disc golf course there, and the chance for a free lunch was the tipping point. Say no more.
These BBQs, however, have fallen out of favor with a certain individual in this house because it involves eating a bunch of meat and no vegetables. Plus, they had ice cream for dessert. We made the mistake of eating too many hot dogs and drinking soda pop at the previous BBQ. Someone was not happy, so this time around, we were reluctant to take part. As an alternative, we opted to go to the big city and check out their disc golf course, instead.
The course is reasonably challenging from a golf as well as physical perspective. It was very hilly and we hiked a fair amount. The holes weave through the woods, and it almost seems like an Alpine ski hill, reminiscent of Killington but on a much smaller scale. The surroundings were nice, and once you get deep into the woods, it's cool and pleasant. The only downer is that you have to pay $5, but it's not too bad. N and I did all 18 holes and then we had some lunch. I toyed with the idea of taking a swim, but decided against it. We didn't have our swimsuits, anyway.
We are becoming fans of disc golf, and I have to admit, I enjoy it. N is a big fan, and he is into all the ceremony behind it. It's cool to see his interest piqued. Plus, it's something the whole family can do. I love when that happens.
Until the next time, thanks for reading, and thanks to john for the pic.