Discin’ Off a Cliff

The bucolic valley down below

The Mister loves a challenge, especially when it involves our sons. As we were driving from Houston to San Antonio last Sunday, he casually said to the kid, “Do you have any discs in the car that you don’t mind losing?”

When the kid said he did, the Mister smiled and pointed the Honda Odyssey in the direction of Palmetto State Park, which is between Gonzales and Luling. We’ve driven through the park before, and something had caught the old man’s eye: A cliff-like overhang. He figured it would be the perfect spot to see how far our younger son can launch a disc.

My #2 son rears back and is about to send his disc on a long journey.

The kid couldn’t wait to start letting ’em fly, even though he knew that there was no way to get his discs back.

Thar it goes!

With a calm wind, the plastic orb flew and flew and flew.

Where it’ll stop, nobody knows.

What a pretty sight it was, as it sailed across the green valley below. We were just hoping it wouldn’t hit a cow. That would not be moo-velous.

Take two!

Of course, few disc golfers can ever stop at one scenic throw. The kid even found an old putter to toss.

Nice follow-through!

It didn’t travel quite as far, but it still was fun to watch it floating against the clear, blue sky.

So how far did these discs go? That, I’m afraid, we’ll never know.

Talk about your cliffhangers!


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