The first of our two January Co-op get-togethers occurred near Butler when Miss Wendy booked bowling lanes for a fun, Friday afternoon activity.
But these were not the “normal” bowling lanes.
They were duck-pin bowling lanes…
A completely different animal!
For instance, the balls used to bowl are a far cry from the traditional bowling balls one is accustomed to. They are around 5” in diameter (which is slightly larger than a softball), weigh around 3.5 pounds and lack finger holes, making them significantly smaller than ten-pin bowling balls.
The pins, while arranged in a triangular fashion identical to that used in ten-pin bowling, are shorter, smaller, and lighter than their ten-pin equivalents, which makes it more difficult to achieve a strike.
For this reason, the bowler is allowed three rolls per frame…
Another shift from traditional bowling.
But the untraditional nature of the game made it all the more fun.
There was definitely a learning curve, but the kids enjoyed exploring this new sport and developing some new skills.
And of course, it was all the more fun doing so with friends!
Since it was the first gathering since the holidays, everyone enjoyed hearing what gifts friends received and what traditions were enjoyed with family.
I loved just sitting and taking it all in.
It was fun to watch the excitement from the sidelines and listen to the happy chatter around me while catching up with friends I haven’t seen in a while.
Thanks, Miss Wendy, for a fun afternoon!