|The elusive target in disc golf|
|see the target basket--w-a-a-y out there?|
We visited the championship disc golf course today in Russellville. We had a ball! Uh, no, make that a disc! Two discs each, a driver and a putter. Eldy is rapidly getting better, so he is enjoying the game more. The first nine holes were in the woods! Very challenging and fun..The second nine were out in the open. There was water alongside of the course which made it even more challenging as to not lose our discs. We didn't!
|What form! too bad it didn't fly straight!|
If you've never tried it, you are missing out on a really fun and relatively easy way to get fresh air, some walking, and some exercise. I can't get Eldy to walk a regular golf course, but he will walk a disc course with me! Some of the distances to the holes were over 600 feet on a par 3. Eldy had fun trying overhand throws, underhand throws and working on his straight frisbee style throw.
After we finished our disc golf, we headed over to Lake Dardenelle State Park to take a free pontoon boat ride with a naturalist to see if we could spot any eagles. Good thing it was free, 'cuz we didn't spot any. It's too early in the season to be seeing them. Once the weather dips down to close to freezing temperatures, the bald eagles will be seen in great numbers in this area around December, January, and February. But it was a great relaxing ride out on the water, with the delightful temperatures today...tomorrow we're heading back to Mt. Nebo to tackle the strenuous trail! See you then!
Our final stop today was a pontoon boat ride looking for eagles and their nests at Lake Dardenelle. The pontoon ride was FREE, which was a good thing. We didn't see any bald eagles. It's too early in the season to see them right now.....and the temperatures aren't right. It needs to be an extended period of close to freezing temperatures for them to start showing in numbers, the naturalist said. A great ride out on the lake-- warm, breezy and relaxing after 18 holes of walking and throwing discs at the course today....we're going hiking tomorrow..see you on the trails!
That sounds like a really nice and spacious park. I love that kind, where you aren't all crowded together. Hope you see the bald eagles soon.ReplyDelete
I am happy to hear you are enjoying the beautiful Arkansas parks and nice weather. I moved to Fayetteville 10 years ago from Houston, TX and would not even consider moving back to Texas. I love the people here, the four seasons, and all of the natural beauty of NW Arkansas. I have traveled all over the USA and this is the best place to be retired. But don't tell anyone ....LOLReplyDelete