Tuesday, February 11, 2014


Saturday, February 8 – Saturday morning, we headed to TopGolf.

Top Golf

TopGolf is the premier golf entertainment complex. This 15 million dollar golfing facility is quite a site! Three stories tall with over 102 driving range booths. It has several different challenges one can play while driving the golf balls. The balls have a microchip sensor hidden inside that the computer uses to tell distance and awards points according to how close you came to the target. Pretty cool.

TopGolf course

There is a bar and restaurant on each of the three levels. This place is open from 9 a.m. till midnight…Friday and Saturdays till 1 a.m.

TopGolf bar

The lower level has pool table, foosball, darts, etc. Something for everyone in the family.

lower level

sitting area 

There is an outdoor patio on the third floor.

outdoor patio

Dave and Kelly golf just about every chance they get. They are very good. Dave out shined all of us with his long balls and accuracy with the different targets. We used to golf but gave it up once the girls came along. Can’t raise a family and afford the cost of golfing.

Paul and Dave swing a mean club.Top Golf boys

Carrie is the only one out of the family that hasn’t ever golfed. With all of our expert advice, she was really hitting the ball nicely. Check out the boots the girls are wearing below. Not exactly golfing shoes.

Carrie, Kelly (the lefty), Marsha.
Top Golf girls

After golfing, we took a little ride around the West side of Houston to show Dave where Kelly use to work and live when she resided in the Houston area. Things have changed in the Katy area (suburb West of Houston) since Kelly moved to Ohio a couple years ago.

We then had cowboy boots to buy. Dave wanted a pair of boots, and we knew just the place to go for a deal….The Texas Junk store! They sell used boots for a fraction of the cost of new and do considerable business this time of year – just prior to the Houston Rodeo. They had a pretty good selection remaining and Dave was able to find a “perfect” pair.

dave's boots 

We then hung out together for the rest of the day until the “kids” decided to get cleaned up and hit some of the local bars.

We had dinner at an excellent Mexican restaurant. family

Carrie lives in Mid-Town the “nightlife” area of Houston. There are plenty of places to find some fun. So retirees headed back to the campground and said our goodbyes.


What a wonderful visit we all had. Kelly & Dave flew back to Ohio on Sunday morning. We'll see them in a couple months when we return to Ohio for the summer and the upcoming wedding.

Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see y’all back real soon. Have a great day!