October is a tricky month in Minnesota, weather-wise. On the beautiful days, you will probably want to get outside and enjoy the sunshine. Todd Miltenberger (the mastermind behind our beautiful logo on FFTC) has a great suggestion that he and his family like to do together: Disc Golf.
Todd and Andrea have two kids, Zeke-12 and Myriam- 9. Their family loves to spend time in the outdoors, but they also love a good movie.
“Friday home-made pizza and movie night is tied with campfire smoritos in the northwoods. I think I like food!” Todd said about two of his favorite activities to do with his family. The smoritos are amazing. Wrap s’mores ingredients inside a tortilla and melt it on the campfire. The Miltenbergers introduced these to our family, we couldn’t be happier!
Todd is a very active dad. He is passionate about cycling (he grew up with a family owning a bike shop) and hiking/climbing. Each winter, he likes to make a quinzee (snow cave) in the backyard and camp out their with his kids. And he makes some of the best Halloween costumes I have ever seen for Zeke.
Disc Golf (the proper name for Frisbee Golf) is a family fun activity for the Miltenbergers. It’s one they can enjoy easily in the Twin Cities with the different courses around the metro. Many of them are free.
Disc Golf: a game in which a concave plastic disc is thrown into each of a series of metal baskets situated on an outdoor course, the object being to complete the course using the fewest possible throws.
In other words think golf with a frisbee-like disc instead of a small ball and clubs. (It’s not Frisbee Golf since Frisbee is a brand name, much like Hooping is not Hula Hooping since Hula is a brand name. If you want to get technical.)
- A couple of discs: a driver and a putter. If you want a third, feel free to grab a midrange disc. Use the driver at the tee and the putter on the approach, just like in traditional golf.
- A disc golf course. You can pick up a map online or at any of these locations, but to help you get started, Todd has some suggestions.