Adventure doesn’t need to involve a ton of travel. If you look for it, you can discover great things right in your own backyard! The past couple of weekends have taken me to locations close to home. Last weekend brought me to the Berlin Turnpike, and this weekend was Collinsville and Litchfield!
Fun on the Pike
The Berlin Turnpike has a lot to offer; shopping, restaurants, and fun activities. On this particular day, a few of my friends and I decided to check out Lucky Lanes. Lucky Lanes was originally called Berlin Bowl, but the alley recently changed ownership (hence the name change). However, you still see Berlin Bowl when you approach the building from the turnpike. When we went they were in the middle of a renovation, but they had plenty of lanes open for us to use. We liked the vintage charm of Lucky Lanes; it reminded me of the bowling alley that I frequented when I was a kid. The staff was very friendly and helpful, and of course we had fun bowling! When we were about to leave, we discovered one of the best parts of Lucky Lanes – the arcade! Lucky Lanes has a small arcade equipped with two pinball machines, two racing games, and a couple of shooter games. All of them are very reasonably priced – the racing game I played was twenty-five cents! At a typical arcade, this game would have cost a dollar! My friends and I loved playing the Indiana Jones pinball game they had. Even though we didn’t win, it was still fun!