Thursday, June 16, 2016

Alaskaland

Wednesday was a beautiful day and the local credit union had a free picnic for members who are 55 and older. My mom rode over to Pioneer Park, aka Alaskaland, on the sidecar and there were comments that I needed to take a picture of her without the helmet.

This is the first time I've been here this year. There was some sort of children's event going on so it was pretty crowded. When checking into the CU picnic, we were given tickets to play a round of mini golf and ride the train. We opted for the mini golf and since I knew that Bridget enjoyed the game, I called and let her know that we had some free passes.

There are two courses and the original one is looking pretty run down. It's been here a long time and none of the motorized parts were functioning. But that didn't really change the game. The more recent addition was looking to be in better condition and since the course is a little more challenging, it doesn't see the same use as kids aren't supposed to be on it.

We opted for the original course. The line for the train around the park was too long to wait for especially in the blistering heat. It must've been almost 75°F.

Things went a little down hill after that for me as there seems to be a problem with the metro wireless network in Barrow. I think I'm going to need to head up there again...

10 comments:

  1. Respect, RichardM's mom! Next thing she'll ride her own ;-)

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    1. I don't expect that to happen but you never know. (See Bridget's comment below)

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  2. Richard doesn't tell anyone, but she is 90 years old! She even got a hole in one! I let her help in the kitchen because she wants to keep moving. She goes to the gym twice a week when she is home in Oregon. I've got all these aches and pains now at 55. Oh Lord, to be like Ayako!

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    1. Actually 89 for the next ten days...

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  3. So, how many mulligans did you have to use? :)

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    1. I had to google mulligan. And, we didn't keep score and we didn't know what par was for each hole.

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  4. Wow, I am amazed. Sure wish my mother was still alive but she was a 2 pack a day smoker and heavy drinker so making it to 80 was a miracle.

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    1. No drinking and no smoking though there was at least twenty years of second hand smoke.

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  5. Great shots of your mom and Bridget.

    I was going to ask who won at mini golf, but I see your comment that you didn't keep score. Probably a good idea :-)

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    1. No score keeping if I'm playing. Much less stress on my part...

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