Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Change of Plans & Pictures

My Monday outing did not reach the arboretum as planned. Instead I visited a closer, more esoteric park along the way. This public space features a disc golf course.

Tee Time...
The visible upkeep and apparent upgrades made me happy, as did seeing incoming and outgoing athletes discuss various challenges. I also explored more new (for me) terrain. The old footbridge was a fun surprise, as were some other sights.


View from the bridge...

 
Can you see the blue target up the hill?
It's an athletic sport, to be sure.

Sycamore Trails also features an ugly but
prolific duck pond with beautiful birds.

Have you ever played disc (or Frisbee) golf? Did you know there is a professional players' association?

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17 comments:

  1. What a beautiful place to explore.

    Have a fabulous day. ♥

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  2. That really is a nice place, I'll bet it's really something in blooming season!

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  3. Last year, our Engineering VP held a picnic for his teams, and I went along as an assistant.
    Lots of folks played disc golf; some had their own set of discs!
    It was lots of fun to watch, and I think I ate a whole bag of potato chips by myself...

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  4. We have a disc golf course just up the street from us. I've never tried it. Looks like it might be fun.

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    1. I've played but when very young and I didn't do well. We didn't have proper equipment, though. Maybe I'd do better with new technology.

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  5. Nope never played disc golf but I know all about it cause my son plays it and loves it. I really hope you are not out there walking alone when you go. Hoping hubs goes with you. We have greenway space (walking areas) all over the place here to walk but the one closer to me runs along side the river and there has been muggings and stuff there....Be careful. FYI, no it was not a horse fly, it was the horse. Dude who had horses out there had one that was unpredictable. I was petting and feeding her, I felt something on my leg, looked down and as I came back up, she bit me.

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    1. Ouch! I'm shocked it was an actual horse. Thanks for the kind warning.

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  6. One of my friends loves disc golf. I had planned to try it this fall, but never got to it- and I am a sloth so I probably don't have the stamina.

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  7. I've never heard of Disc Golf before but it looks like it'd be fun. It would be tricky trying to avoid your frisbee bouncing off all the trees. It sounds simple but I guess it would take a lot practice to become an accurate frisbee thrower

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    1. I agree that it can be tricky. The guys out there the other day had various discs for their sport just like classic Scottish courses require. :) I found that fascinating. Be well!

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  8. Beautiful trails! Alas ours are all snowy and icy. No trail walking for me until spring (I fall a lot)
    Ciao
    Barb

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