Frankie’s Fun Park

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Like I told you yesterday, the girls and I went to the beach on Friday, two weeks ago. Once we got home from the beach, we took showers, straightened up the house a bit and then waited for David’s family to come.

David’s parents came first and he knew they were coming for his birthday weekend so he was not surprised when he came home and they were there. However, he did not know that his older brother and his family were coming. So, after being home for only a few minutes, he was very surprised when three more of his family members were knocking at our door.

Once everyone had arrived, there were nine people, three dogs (David’s parents have a Jack Russell) and two cats at our house. Yeah, we were pretty full but we had a great time. After dinner and games Friday night we went to bed early to begin our adventure at Frankie’s Fun Park the next day.

When we got there, there were more surprises in store for David.  I had invited some of his friends to come help him celebrate. As you can see from the look on his face, he was a little surprised.

Our pizza and soda soon arrived and we all dug in as if we were ten years old at a birthday party. We followed it up with a pretty good cake from Publix and then we set off into the park to have some fun.

The park has two courses with go-karts, a giant slide, batting cages, a drop zone (it was not working the day we went) and a miniature golf course. First stop for us was the Road Course.

The guys found themselves competing for first place against a younger bunch!

Then we went to the Oval Track. You must be 16 years old with a valid driver’s license to drive these cars. However, they do have some less souped-up models available for the under 16 and unlicensed crowd. The guys had a great time on this track and rode the cars, the souped-up cars that is, twice.

A few of us even went on the bumper boats. That was a blast for me. After initial agreements not to squirt each other with the water guns provided on the boats (right!) we all began happily squirting each other. It was too hot not to want to get hosed down.

From there we moved on to miniature golf. This is a great miniature golf course. The best one I have ever seen. Although, next time, I will wait to play it in the evening!

We didn’t make it the whole 18 holes (like I said, too hot) but we enjoyed it anyway. Exhausted from our day of play, we loaded up in our cars and were very thankful for air-conditioning!

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About Southern Adventuress

Transplant from California now living in Charleston, South Carolina after getting married in September 2010 to a Southerner. Join me as I reinvent my house on a strict budget, navigate the streets of my city; meet the challenges of pet ownership; and delve into education after institutional learning.

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