It's going good. We've been a couple of times now. While we get the lane rental free, we still have to pay for shoe rental. By checking out a local sporting goods store, I realized how much cheaper it would be to buy our own. Shoe rental at the bowling alley is $4.63 for a pair of shoes. Academy Sports has shoes for $19.99 a pair. I really tried to squeeze my feet into the $9.97 clearanced shoes, but they were a full size too small. Shoes for Paige would need to be special ordered online and are a bit more expensive. Overall, I think it would be beneficial to buy them for her, especially since her feet seem to have stopped growing for the moment.
We've made a standing date with a few other families to get together a set night. It's nice for the adults as well as the kids. The kids get to play with each other and bowl when they remember it's their turn. Us adults get to watch the kids and talk. That's right, actual adult conversation. And it doesn't revolve around just work or kids, we can talk about lots more things. The bowling alley is loud enough that most other people can't hear us. And the managers are pretty smart. They keep us all together at one end of the alley away from the other bowlers. We bought the family pass so up to 4 adults can bowl for free as well as the kids. Our bowling alley never checks the names of the bowlers, so we could have others bowl who aren't listed on the coupon. So far that hasn't happened, as most of the regular adult bowlers can make it.
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