Sundays are pretty repetitive around the Hein household. We get up, throw something in the crock pot, try to get some laundry in, go to church, come home, have a light lunch and prep for the next week. Oh, and of course I watch Downton Abbey at night!
This Sunday, however, we had a nice little twist to the end of our weekend. I was finishing some cleaning around the house while talking to my friend Deanna online when Matt came in from shoveling and asked if Deanna and her husband, Ross, wanted to go out and play in the snow. We scoured the internet trying to find parks that were open past dusk. Because, when Matt thought of this idea it was already 4 p.m. Unfortunately we didn’t find a whole lot options.
Then we had a grand idea – what about disc golf courses? Our friends Deanna and Ross introduced the sport to us in November and we were hooked. Deanna sent me a link of all different disc golf parks in the state of Illinois by town. Low and behold there was a park in Glen Ellyn open till 10 p.m.
Thankfully it was still warm out, in the low thirties and quite comfortable. We met up at Maryknoll Park and started the nine hole course. We had a such a fun time running/walking/diving through the snow. We each found deep drifts that caught us off guard, threw snowballs at each other and made a few snow angels along the way.
By the time we approached hole seven, the wind started picking up and snow was falling. We decided to call it an evening and headed back to the cars for some hot chocolate Matt made. Neither couple ate dinner yet so we set our sights on the Two Brothers Tap House. Dinner and conversation couldn’t have been better. We caught up on each other’s lives over some beer and excellent food.
I’m glad we were able to play outside before the second round of Chiberia took hold. And who knows, maybe we’ll start making winter disc golf a popular activity.