Thursday, February 5, 2009

MEM Date Night: The Women Vs. The Men


This past Saturday evening, me and my wife attended another Marriage Enrichment Ministry "Date Night" event with our church. This time, we all went bowling at Sproul Lanes in Springfield PA, a little suburb just outside of Philly. The facility and accommodations were great... 30+ lanes, an arcade, and the food... it was all the stuff you love to eat but also know that you shouldn't eat (cheesesteaks, hoagies, hot dogs, french fries, soft pretzels, etc).

There were about 12-13 couples present so we played league style, "The Women Vs. The Men". Our bowlers were all different ages and ranged from beginners (but, not so bad that "bumpers" were needed) to experts (those who brought their OWN balls, shoes, gloves, powder, etc.). I think that me and my wife are somewhere in between the beginners and experts (my daughter is the "real" bowler in our house). At any rate, we had an interesting mix of bowlers who set the stage for a little friendly competition between spouses, fellowship with other couples, and a lotta fun.

As for the outcome of the game... well, what do you think happened? Of course, "THE MEN" won... but, let me just say right here that there were some sistas present who could match some of the brothas "strike-for-strike" so, it wasn't an easy victory. The important thing is, we all had a good time and it felt really nice to take a break from all of the intense issues of the day (and the world around us) for a few hours, "kick back", and just have fun. Here are some photos of our evening together...




















Footnote: The previous MEM Date Night held in January was dinner and a movie. We all went to the California Pizza Kitchen (one of my favorite spots) to eat and we saw the T.D. Jakes film, "Not Easily Broken". The food was good and everyone really enjoyed the movie... but, unfortunately, nobody remembered to bring a camera!!!

20 comments:

Kofi Bofah said...

I am guessing the Sproul Lanes is off Sproul Rd (PA 320 - I think).

No Google or Mapquest for this.

I am just trying to test my skills.

There is a map inside of my head.

I carry this I-94 shield avatar for a reason!

Raven said...

Now THAT sounds like my kind of fun!!! I love to bowl...I even took a few lessons when I was 8. My hubby won't admit it, but I run him off the lanes every chance I get. I'm glad you all had a wonderful time...that makes me want to put something together like this...I think I will!

Thoughts of a Southern gal said...

I love bowling. Very fun pasttime.
You said of course the men won like it was a given yall would win. lol

Nice pics.

James Perkins said...

Men Rule!!!!lolololol...Just kidding ladies.

Simon Bastion said...

Looks like you all had a good time!

Tate2 said...

Looks like Fun.

Grover Tha Playboy said...

And a Good time was had by all right?lolol

Jazzy said...

Cool Beans!

Swaggie said...

I just recently learned how to bowl. That looks like fun.

Keith said...

@Kofi- You are correct, that's where it is...PA 320...Wow,that is a great talent or skill to have. I wish I had it...I wouldn't get lost so much-lol

Toni said...

Sounds Like my kind of fun!

Angie B. said...

Black Married Couples out for the night..Can't beat that.

Sunflower said...

Black Love! I love to see examples of it.

Halo said...

I think I'm going to try and organize something like this at my church.

Lisa said...

You guys look like you really had a
great time.

Vanessa said...

I second Sunflower's comments..Black Love is always a good thing to see in action.

Captain Jack said...

My lover and I belong to the Gay Bowling leauge and we have an activity something like this that we do in the summer months.

Beautifully.Conjured.Up said...

Although I can't bowl to save my life, I love the activity...good times :)

CurvyGurl ♥ said...

I love how you all hang out and doing fun things. I'd post pics of some of my outings, but there's always room for a scandal...lol.

Keith said...

@Curvy Gurl- LMAO@ You!!!




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