Thursday, November 24, 2022

Well I'm not a pinball wizard but I had SO MUCH FUN!

A quiet Thanksgiving for us in Georgia, and yes, it was shorts weather. We hope you had a great day!

I felt like a kid in a candy store Wednesday, I didn't know where to go next! $10 let you play for an hour at the Pinball Palace. The games required no coins or tokens, you could play as many as you wanted in that hour. For our long wait in line he gave us 2 hours. Wrist bands were colored and had your end time on them but I have no idea how they kept track. With school out it was pretty busy. Two large rooms and several smaller rooms were FILLED WITH PINBALL MACHINES. One small room had video games. I can't thank Pat enough for going with me because I know it wasn't his thing. I could have stayed all day but thinking of Pat we left after an hour and a half.

I played a lot of different games but my favorites were Star Trek, Roller Coaster, and Pirates of the Carribean.

Made 2002, 2,500 produced

Many of the games gave the year they were made and/or how many of the games were produced.  Magnetron was made in 1974. 

For my 50th birthday I recieved a 1975 Gottlieb Spin Out, my pride and joy. I played it a lot.

Visitors to the Pinball Palace were from all over the world.

One day we stopped for a short nature walk in Brunswick.

A sugarberry tree characterized by its "warty" bark.

Marsh grass

Eastern Red Cedar

Once again a view of the St. Simons Island Lighthouse.

Looking out at the marsh far out to the left is St. Simons Island and to the right Jekyll Island.

Haven't seen a Prickly Pear for a while.

A nesting platform for Osprey, no takers though.

Cabbage Palm

We concluded Thanksgiving with a game of Trekking The National Parks. I actually won, but barely.
Where are the Piepers now? Brunswick, GA

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