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Outings With Friends

Posted on May 19, 2019 by under Food and Drink, Things to Do.    

Less than a week after we returned from our Costa Rica trip where we spent a whole week with the Dills celebrating Jay’s birthday, Jay and Brian were hanging out again. I guess they just couldn’t spend enough time with one another.

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They spent the morning at shooting guns Range 54 and then had lunch at the ICT Pop Up Park. Brian was super thoughtful and brought me Uno Mas to work.

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It was funny because I was in the middle of a meeting at the time and couldn’t come out to meet him but he apparently could hear me from the elevator lobby so he just gave me food to one of my coworkers who delivered it to the conference room I was in. I didn’t realize I was so loud. Yikes!

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My friend Tom was visiting from Topeka so later than night we went on an outing with some of my work friends. We went to “Night at the Fountains,” a Friday night food truck rally downtown for food and drinks and then went to throw axes at Blade & Timber in the Delano District.

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Our group consisted of (from bottom left) Tom, Alex, Alex’ friend Kishan, Chris, and his fiance Zacch.

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We were assigned to lane 5.

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Here’s a pic of me learning to throw.

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Here’s a better pic of Chris and Zacch.

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Tom and Alex goofing around with Brian in the background.

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Another group selfie.

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Here’s Brian throwing.

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Here’s Chris with his bullseye throw.

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Here’s Tom with his bullseye.

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Brian with his bullseye.

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And me with me (barely).

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The concept is a lot like darts but with an ax instead. They have several different games you can play. I took pics of the instructions.

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First to 50

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Cricket

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Axes (last player standing wins)

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Blade (you call the shots)

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League Match

We played First to 50 first and that took forever. You can tell from the scores who the better ax throwers are.

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Tom was pretty proud of himself for winning.

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After our first game took forever, we didn’t think we would have time for another full game so we just decided to each take turns throwing until we ran out of time. The person with the highest score wins.

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Guess who won again.

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Another group selfie.

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We actually managed to convince everyone to come over to the house for a night cap after Blade & Timber. It was a great idea until the next morning when I had to get up early to teach my classes.

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I thought Tom would bail on me because we were all up late the night before but he was a trooper. He did both Aqua Zumba and Zumba.

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After my Zumba class at the Andover YMCA, he and I met Brian at Redrock Canyon Grill at Bradley Fair for brunch. It was going to be Doo-Dah Diner, which now has a location close to our house, but Brian said the wait was ridiculous.

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We had a very nice lunch at Redrock, though.

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Here are some food pics.

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After lunch, I had a waxing appointment that I needed to get to so Tom went with Brian back to the house get his stuff and went on to drive back to Topeka.

That was the weekend immediately after we got back from Costa Rica. Life is pretty crazy over here. Something’s always brewing.

Until next time. GNG.

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