Over the years, we've made pretty regular summer camping trips to the beach in Seward.
This year, we went with Noah and Katy, and, as usual, it was a memorable weekend. What made this year's trip stand out was a game of “crolf” on Saturday evening. (Crolf is a combination of croquet and miniature golf; at least that’s what we decided to name it.) Noah's a bit of a croquet savant. A little devious, too, when it comes to setting up the course.
The four of us each hiked a croquet mallet and ball out the two miles or so to our camping site, just across Tonsina Creek. With a driftwood campfire burning near the tents, Noah and Gina put together our nine-hole (or wicket) course on the beach. A traditional mini-golf course includes windmills and maybe a dragon; our beach course included driftwood logs, mats of seaweed and rocks.
After Katy spanked the rest of us, we settled into a nice evening around the campfire, which was well deserved after a beach hike earlier in the day and the grueling game of crolf.
On our way out of town, we stopped at the Alaska SeaLife Center. More on that next adventure week.