Hello future readers,
Well, it's been raining for 3 straight days here in Springfield, but for once, I'm not complaining, (much), because our town has something brand new! I'm talking about the "Springfield Burger Bowl"!
It's a groovy new bowling alley that just opened up on the edge of town! Far out! On Thursday after school, I did some extra chores around the house, and my mom gave me some extra money besides my allowance. so I could go with my friends! My mom is the greatest! So this past Saturday, Stephanie, Melody Jennifer and I went down to the "Burger Bowl"!
I'm not really much of a bowler. But I like watching "Celebrity Bowling" on television. On one show, I saw the guy who played Pete on "The Mod Squad" make so many strikes, he won a car for a lady in the studio audience! He was dynamite! I've never seen anything like it! Even though I never be anywhere close to being as super as he is, I still wanted to check out this new place.
None of us have our own shoes or balls, so we rented them there. They have lightweight balls just for kids. Stephanie chose a pair of shoes.
I helped Melody find the right size, and Jennifer checked out the balls.
I'm not really crazy about wearing shoes other people have worn, but since this was a new place, I don't think they've been worn a lot yet.
We got a score sheet and wrote in our names. We really weren't all that sure how to keep score, but I remember a little from "Celebrity Bowling". It didn't matter anyway, we just wanted to have fun!
I wanted to play "Best Ball" like they do on the TV show, but Stephanie reminded me that this bowling alley isn't set up like that.
So we decided to play 2 at a time and take turns keeping score. Steph and I were up first.
Hey! I knocked down some pins! All right!
So did Stephanie! Right on!
Next we tried to get spares. I didn't knock down any more of mine.
But Stephanie did.
Melody and Jennifer were up next. Stephanie kept score.
They did pretty alright, too.
We all had a dynamite time! Bowling is a pretty groovy way to spend a Saturday afternoon. I only got one spare, but once I knocked down 9 pins! And Stephanie got a strike! We all cheered like crazy! It was so much fun!
My final score was 48 (I think!), but I didn't care. It was fun just to bowl!
After all that bowling, we were all pretty hungry. Since this place was called the "Burger Bowl" we wanted to see how good the hamburgers were!
The burgers were OK, but I like the ones at Sam's Snack Shack better. The french fries and milkshakes were pretty good, though.
Do people still go bowling in the future? Maybe you just play on a computer screen, or maybe you have robots that play for you. I hope not, because it wouldn't be as much fun as playing for real. I know the other kids are gonna like this place. I hope I'm able to come back soon.
Until next time, future readers,