Play Time...It's not just for kids anymore!



Posted by K.C. Frogge on November 15, 2011 at 2:35 PM


It won't be easy spending time out in our "GYM WITH A BIG, BLUE CEILING" because the weather is beginning to play a significant factor in our regular outdoor playtime. 

That fact notwithstanding, we're working on more indoor play options, and would like you to submit your ideas for indoor PlayDays!

We've already started an "every other Thursday" BOWLING NIGHT at the AMF PARK BOWL in Alameda on the same night they have the LGBT league, so we're already in good company.  They have a special right now called "DOLLARMANIA" where you pay a $5.00 cover charge, and then bowling, shoes and hot dogs are only $1.00 each!  Join us every other Thursday (except we're not meeting on Thanksgiving, but the following Thursday) at 7PM.  We bowl until we're finished no matter what the time is. 

I'm going to join in with this bowling group, and it's been suggested by Becky, and seconded by everyone else, that we call ourselves the "PlayPins".  We may even get matching bowling shirts just for the fun of it, and I'm already looking at purchasing my own pair of bowling shoes after having given up the sport (and my ball, bag and shoes) 20 years ago after a motorcycle accident... but my wrist is healed enough that I can probably use a lighter ball and "throw a few lines wit da gals!"

We're still hoping some of you will continue to come to South Shore Beach & Tennis Club for Ping-Pong on Tuesday evenings from 7-9, and don't forget to bring your pool cue because they have 2 pool tables there (the cues they have are always broken because someone keeps knocking the tips off, so if you have a cue of your own, bring it on!). 

It's also time to hone those batting skills in some indoor facilities, so in addition to Triple Play in San Leandro, there's also a new place in Fremont/Union City that's a lot cheaper.  We'll figure out a day and time for that new place and announce it on the calendar and through our e-mail network. 

Danz Urasoff has been requested again, so I'll try to get one going before the Christmas holiday.  5 hours of dance music chosen by YOU always makes for a great fitness and fun dance time, and with it's continued tradition of Sunday afternoon/evenings ending at 9PM, it's a great way to top off the weekend and give some spring to your Monday morning. 

Also, on dry days, a good leisure bike ride is always nice... suggestions for scenic rides that don't require road-race endurance are welcome.  I'm hoping some of you will be able to join me in Alameda on Bay Farm Island for our first "Ride Off That Turkey!" tour of the shoreline paths of Alameda's "OTHER" island.  Check the calendar for Thanksgiving Day for details.  3PM, I'm riding with or without you (unless it's raining, of course). 

Walking some beautiful paths with memorable scenery is also a hopeful addition for the winter... how about a caravan (carpool, of course) to Muir Woods in Marin County for a lovely walk along redwood leaf-strewn paths with bubbling streams alongside providing a quiet soundtrack for a canopied spendor?  January may be a good time for this one. 

If you have a favorite indoor activity (or an outdoor one that doesn't require a field that needs to stay dry), e-mail me (K.C.) at [email protected] and suggest some new ways to get the Play Pals together during the fall/winter off-season. 

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4:36 PM on November 29, 2011 
KC, will you gals be there at Ping Pong night tonight (11/29)?
Xequina and I would like to join you!
You can email me back at:
[email protected]