Some grown-ups can get a little wistful, that most summery of words, about those long July and August afternoons they spent at the movies, or the miniature golf course, or the swimming pool, all places where several hours could easily fly by.
But those sort of nostalgic wile-away-the-day opportunities don't come around so much when you're an adult. You're expect to get in, watch one movie or play one round, and split, goodbye, so long, on to other adult-type activities.
Some local bowling centers has brought back the sepia-toned summer afternoon fun, though, for the not-kids-anymore set. It's the Summer Games pass, and it gives the pass holder three bowling games, in one day, all summer long.
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There's a quintet of bowling alleys offering the Summer Games Pass, which is priced at $31.95 for adults (and a few bucks less for youths 15 and under). There are times and such for the pass, so review all.
Those locales? While you'll buy your pass online, you can head for Bowlmor Santa Monica, Bowlero Mar Vista, Bowlero Woodland Hills, Bowlero LA, and Beverly Lanes to play your daily three games.
Note that your pass will be connected to one specific location, so best mull which alley you'd choose.
End date on the summer pass? Labor Day, which is Sept. 5, 2016.
Other stuff to do at the lanes, beyond the pass? There's an arcade and a bevy of eats to keep your strike-making strength up (mmm, Pizza Cupcakes).
As for the "sepia"-toned part of the nostalgia equation? Well, the hues of the Bowleros run more to neons and bright colors, so maybe "sepia" isn't quite correct.
But if you rock that looking-back longing, over how you spent some long, hot summers as a kid, a three-games-a-day pass at a Bowlero location feels like an old-school way to tap into that bygone feeling.