Sunday, March 25, 2018

Exit Tactics

Exit Tactics
Each week, Mr. Handsome and I attend three Bible studies. One of the groups is made up of 15 young married couples, which has been a great opportunity for us to grow in our walk with God and in our marriage.

A couple weeks ago, the guys had planned to go camping in East Tennessee, while the girls had planned to go hiking in Chattanooga. The weather didn't cooperate, so we canceled the trips and found an activity to do together in the Nashville area.

We ended up eating dinner at a Mexican restaurant and then spending a couple hours at Exit Tactics, an indoor activity center where we did archery tag, axe throwing, and bubble soccer (photos below). Have you ever participated in any of these activities?

I also posted a video to my Facebook page

Exit Tactics
 Axe Throwing

archery tag
 Archery Tag

archery tag

bubble soccer
Bubble Soccer

14 comments:

  1. I've never done any of these before but the bubble soccer looks like fun!

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  2. Anonymous3/26/2018

    How is archery tag fun, when you're hiding behind something so you don't get shot with an arrow? Or when you're shooting arrows at someone else? Maybe the recent school shootings have over-sensitized me, but I'm uncomfortable with people shooting anything at each other. The bubble soccer looks like more fun, where everyone would be laughing and not worried about getting hit and being taken out of the game.

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    1. We had an odd number of people, so I volunteered to sit out of archery tag, but those who played it (including Mr. Handsome) had a lot of fun. I did bubble soccer and axe throwing, and both were a blast.

      Ellie

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  3. Anonymous3/26/2018

    I agree with the above comments about archery tag not being fun. Who wants to be shot at? I also don't think your being over sensitized about the school shootings, either.

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  4. Anonymous3/26/2018

    I think it is wonderful you two have such a strong church community especially with many other young wedded couples. I think for me, I would have enjoyed the hiking or camping more than these activities though!! Sorry the weather did not cooperate. I have tried archery many many years ago at my church's summer camp but not like this. Eileen

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    1. Thanks, Eileen! I probably would have enjoyed hiking and camping more, too, but I enjoyed giving these activities a try.

      Ellie

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    2. Anonymous3/28/2018

      These are young person activities and so perfect for your group. Glad you all had a great time. Makes me think of the laser tag and paint ball tag my husband did with our children years ago. All fun group activities! Eileen

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  5. Anonymous3/26/2018

    About the comment about being uncomfortable shooting at each other...I've always wondered about that also. How can we teach our children shooting at each other is wrong when we ourselves disguise this act as "play"? Or sanction our children to do it? It just leads to adults "playing" out a fantasy in real life with shootings in schools, churches, etc. It's those awful crazy video games and "play" like this and those that don't fear God anymore and that there will be a judgement on our sins that behooves people to shoot each other up. I've always been uncomfortable too seeing the Bates embrace laser guns and "act" out shooting each other. They wouldn't teach that for real life so why in play? Nothing against Ellie...I love her. just saying my opinion on one of the games. I would actually like to try one of those bubble things tho. It would be so hilarious!

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  6. Anonymous3/27/2018

    It makes me nervous to see people shoot anything at each other. Hitting people with projectiles is not funny or a game, in my book.

    How mean did the bubble soccer game get? Did people bump each other down on purpose? Again, not very nice if they did that. Can we play without hitting or hurting each other? Or bringing out a competitive streak that includes rough physical contact?

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    1. To each their own. :) We did each other over some in the bubble soccer game, but it didn't get too violent, and the bubble prevented injury. I'm curious if you enjoy watching sports like football. Lots of physical contact there, as well. Games with rough physical contact aren't my cup of tea, either, but I know there are some who enjoy them.

      Ellie

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  7. Anonymous3/27/2018

    I thought you were starting out to say something about the art of tactfully exiting the group so you could get on your way home in a timely way after the study! (After all Mr Handsome is going o work the next morning!) But his was interesting even though it must have been exhausting. Better this outing than seperating and having time apart - everyone was all together instead!

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  8. Anonymous3/28/2018

    I think there's a difference between football, where you're moving a ball across a field (yes, with physical contact) and picking up a real-looking weapon (paintball gun, laser gun, bow & arrow) to shoot at people.

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  9. Anonymous3/28/2018

    Mr Handsome could do a self-portrait called 'the archer'!

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    1. Anonymous3/28/2018

      Or just frame some of these photos, really nice!

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