The first time we went to Kimball Farms was with our friends Dave and Kirstin. Their website said everything was open until 10pm, so we decided we had plenty of time to eat dinner at their house before heading to Westford. When we got there, we saw a sign saying ice cream actually closed at 8:30 that night, so we decided to do that first. The ice cream servings are HUGE and delicious! This is a small serving...needless to say, I wasn't able to finish it (but came close!!!). :)
After eating ice cream, we made our way to the mini-golf counter. We were met by a few teens who told us they'd stopped letting people play for the evening. When I asked why, the girl said "We're already not going to leave on time tonight...there are a lot of people playing, so no one else can play." Since their website didn't say anything about a "last round", and it was just before 9pm (plenty of time for four 30 year olds to play a round of mini-golf), I asked if she'd make an exception and let us play. We certainly wouldn't be the ones holding things up (can't you tell we're fantastic mini-golfers?). She just said "No. We're already going to have to stay late tonight."
Ugh. I wasn't happy (since we'd driven almost an hour to play mini-golf), but we decided to make the best of it and head to the arcade. They've got a great arcade with all the classic games we were looking for. After some ski ball, we decided to pay some two-on-two air hockey. Everyone left happy, as Trav and Dave won one game, and Kirstin and I won another. :)
This past Friday, Travis and I went back to Kimball Farms to continue our mini-golf saga, and left REALLY early to make sure we'd have plenty of time. We had dinner by the farm animals (burgers, fries, and watermelon...perfect for a summer night) and had a great time watching the goats. Most goats I've seen aren't too keen on being petted all the time - they usually suffer through the petting with the hopes of a "french fry thank you", but these goats LOVED being petted! Every time someone walked up to the fence, the goats came running and would put their heads up to the fence to graciously accept the happy rubs. It was very cute. We even watched one dad pick his kids up by the ankles and dangle them headfirst over the fence so they could pet the goats' heads. So funny.
After dinner we DID get to play mini-golf, and it was great. The holes are interesting and well kept, and there are lots of fun things to look at as you go! I won't tell you who won (since it wasn't me), but we had a fantastic time!
|I managed to hit my ball off a rock, over the walkway, and into the woods. Maybe this is why I didn't win. At least it found a friend!|
We'll be back soon for more fun. Kimball Farms was quite a fantastic surprise...I just wish they'd update their hourly information online to reflect what actually occurs. :)