While Mike and Emma were off to Utah for Josh’s wedding, the rest of us headed to the AFA to spend an evening bowling. It was a riot watching everyone bowl, especially Madeline who started out rolling the ball between her legs until she discovered the cool ramps she could use. Abby struggled to not get gutter balls until eventually we just put up the gutter guards for her. After that her mood improved drastically and she started laughing and having fun. There was lots of laughing and joking going on as that is just what should happen when one goes bowling. Andrew did pretty well but was shocked at how many strikes I was getting. I think all of the kids were shocked that I was so good at bowling. I told them that is what I did in high school on the weekends at the American Club in Tokyo. I ended up getting one of my highest scores ever. It was a great adventure out of the house and one that we need to repeat often!
Ever since I have been under the weather we really haven’t done that much as a family on the weekends. We decided it would be fun to try and go bowling since I was feeling decent. First, we ventured over to The Summit, but it was so full of people and the wait was too long. Then, we decided to drive over to the AFA and try the bowling alley on base. There was hardly anyone there and it was way cheaper to bowl and eat there. The girls had such a great time bowling. Even Madeline was able to get into it. Halfway through our bowling session the neon lights came on and we bowled under the coolest lights. I half to say that this family bowling night at AFA might become something we do more often in the future.