Feeling Alive Again

You know those morning where you go to get up and every joint cracks as your body weight is lifted from the mattress and is supported by your skeleton?

Then you go to bend over to put your socks on and can’t believe how far away your foot is.

When all you want is a cup of coffee with a little extra punch.

As you drink that coffee wondering, why in the world you played so hard all weekend to return to the work week exhausted and sore everywhere.

If you have experienced that type of morning it simply means it was a great weekend.

I am currently going through that right now and I am so happy to feel this rough. It means I spent the weekend making memories that will last a lifetime.

It means that I have a week of recovery before I ultimately will do it again next weekend.

Those mornings, for me, mean I am alive and feeling wonderful.

Here is a quick look at what we did all weekend as a family.

28 holes of disc golf

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yard games

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 outdoor store closing sale hoping for a good dealIMG_4231

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our son making do with what we had while waiting for his new kayak to arrive

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Add in a few not so fun chores, like oil changes and yard work and I would say it was a very productive and fun weekend. Finding time these days to spend as a family is hard. This particular weekend we did everything together and it was great.

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Silver Creek Park Disc Golf- Manitowoc, WI

We have been to many disc golf courses in our area. Recently we visited Silver Creek Park Disc Golf Course for the first time in Manitowoc,WI and I am very happy to announce I have a new favorite.

This place has everything I love. It’s like disc golfing while hiking. Upon arrival you will head to the field house.

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There is a nice parking area here and bathrooms on the side of the field house. I suggest using them as this is a 27 basket course. IMG_1152

Your first basket is located a short walk from the parking area. Take a look at the map provided and watch for a bright yellow donation can at basket #1.

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My first impressions were wonderful. Trees were everywhere and water hazards are located at many of the baskets.

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There are hills around every corner….and when I say hills I mean HILLS. Here is basket #13. If you over throw your disc you are going to be making a long hike down to then again make the long hike back up to finish the round.

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Then you move onto basket #14 to then make the throw across the soccer field from the top of a big hill over across to the the rivers edge. All while making sure you don’t over step the tee pad or you will be taking a tumble down the hill yourself.

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You will eventually cover this entire park from every angle. There are bridges to cross under

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and then over.

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There are baskets that bring you right along the Lake Michigan shore

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with one basket that you will be throwing your disc straight at the lake with very little room for mistakes.

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You may even get lucky and run into some wildlife while playing here….we did.

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All in all I would say this course is one of the very best we have ever played at. The signage is spectacular and the terrain is a great workout.

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There is no doubt that you will enjoy playing here. However, I would make a few suggestion to anyone thinking about visiting. This course is steps from the Lake Michigan shoreline which is always cooler than inland. A light jacket may be appropriate. This is also a very long, strenuous course with numerous hills. You may want to have a snack with you for refueling. We actually played the first 14 baskets which then brought us back near the parking lot where we stopped to have a quick snack before finishing. (we packed some snacks ourselves and had them in our vehicle)

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And one more thing…..if your find yourself searching in the tall grasses/wooded areas watch for poison ivy…..it’s everywhere!

Have you ever tried disc golf?

What’s your favorite place to play?