We asked him what he’d like to do and he chose bowling! So after we took a trip over to Burnham Overy Staithe area, we headed over to Hunstanton to bowl. The place was great – sooo clean and modern – they even had a bar with beer – but we passed. They have those assistant bars which allow the kids to push down the ball down and onto the lane, but our kids thought they were so strong and did a great job carrying the heavy balls (not without a few drops). The man put our names in the computer and assigned who wanted bumpers so they’d automatically go up and down right before the persons turn. In hindsight, I should have taken bumpers as my balls were in the gutter a lot (except for the one strike)!
Soren thought it would be better to set up the ball, then get a running start and push it rather hard down the lane. Here you’ll see his method in these videos.
|Running up the steps to the bowling alley.|
|The Veenstra family’s bowling shoes.|
|Hunstanton Village Green and the view from the bowling alley.
The rest of the photos of us bowling speak for themselves. It was fun, they did a great job carrying the balls – Maebh put her hat on for a while as it was TOO loud for her ears. I made a mistake, Soren didn’t beat me, I beat him by FOUR points. Pathetic – 38 year old vs. a 5 year old – in hindsight, I should have taken bumpers as my balls were in the gutter a lot! Plus, my giant thumb couldn’t fit in the lightest balls so I broke a nail and hurt it each time.
So, after we spent all our money, [1 pound worth of 2 pence coins & a few pounds for rides], we left the gambling hall, I mean, arcade, Maebh immediately turned to Nils and said, “DRINKIE IN THE PUB NOW!”. Hilarious! Earlier we talked that we’d possibly stop over at the White Horse Pub in Brancaster for some fries and a beer, but as the grocery stores close at 4 pm on Sunday, we thought it would be best to skip the pub and head to get Soren’s cake.
We finished up the day celebrating at home. He had his favorite meal, salmon, present, and got all sugared up on cake & ice cream. We almost forgot to give him his present, and then it dawned on us that he didn’t even ask for any gifts!! When he opened his one gift, Maebh said, “where is my present?” lol – It was an awesome day for all.
|All sugared up on cake and ice cream. Played with charity shop toy finds!|