I love traveling. And any time I’m able to take a road trip, I make time for it!
Al and I drove up to Richmond yesterday to hang out with our friends Drew and Justin. We had a fantastic day!
After arriving at Drew’s house, we piled in his mom’s Ford Fusion and headed to lunch. We went to Cheeburger Cheeburger, a great 1950s diner style restaurant that has create-your-own-burgers, syrup sodas, and milkshakes. It started in Sanibel Island, Florida. We all got burgers, along with either fries or what they call The Best of the Best – fries and onion rings. Their onion rings are some of the best that I have ever had – So crispy and crunchy!
After lunch, we got back in the car and headed for Thunderbolt Indoor Karting for some go-kart racing. This place is amazing!! It has a small arcade, party room, and this massive track. The karts can go up to 45 miles per hour! We paid for one race, which is 16 laps. This is a serious track — Closed-toed shoes, racing helmets, and neck braces. It was awesome! Drew won our race. Justin was second, I was third, and Al was fourth. It was a blast! There was even a three-level podium where you could pose for pictures! For more info, check them out on Facebook.
After the rush of go-karts, we drove a little ways down the road to the Putt-Putt Fun Center for more fun. As soon as you open the door, you are greeted with a massive arcade where you can win tickets for prizes. Go out the back door and you see three Putt-Putt courses, bumper boats, and their own go-kart track. The center has a great deal – Three activities for $18.00. We all got a ticket where the 1, 2, and 3 were marked off when we went to the stations.
We played a round of Putt-Putt first on Course #1. It was some tough competition. There are 18 holes, all with a par 2. We took our time and had a ton of fun. Yours truly emerged victorious.
It was hot and humid yesterday, so we were all very sweaty by the end of Course #1. We made our way to the bumper boats. This was the best – It was bumper cars on water, plus each boat had a “Squirt” button! We drove around the pool attacking each other with refreshing streams of water. It looked a lot like this:
After we were sufficiently soaked, we picked up our clubs for our second round of Putt-Putt. We completed Course #2. This was a closer match than the first. Justin and I were neck-and-neck for most of the 18 holes. Finally, Justin emerged as the victor.
As we left the Putt-Putt Fun Center, we ordered Domino’s pizza and went to pick them up. The car smelled amazing!
When we got back to Drew’s, we set the pizzas aside and started the batter for our Brownie Bowl Sundaes. You can find the recipe here!
As the brownie bowls were baking, we settled in to watch The Wolverine. Justin and I had never seen it, and it was pretty good from the beginning. We never finished it, but it was good entertainment as we ate the pizza and waited for the brownies to finish.
Those sundaes were awesome! Drew added some Hershey’s instant pudding to keep them moist – SO GOOD!
As we were eating dessert, we went upstairs to finish the movie. We ended up searching YouTube for Key & Peele sketches and Epic Rap Battles of History, and then the conversation switched to the San Diego Comic-Con, which wraps up today. We all freaked out when we learned that there was news of a Batman vs. Superman teaser trailer. It was finally released this morning, but unfortunately, by the time of this writing, it had been removed from YouTube 😦
Here are some of the epic pictures released so far:
Needless to day, we are all STOKED!!!
We switched gears to play several rounds of Sour Apples to Apples – So much fun!
This was a fantastic Saturday. Al and I were so sad to leave, but we had an hour and a half drive to complete.
Justin and Drew, we need to do this again soon!
Until the next headline, Laura Beth 🙂
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