Monday, June 18, 2012

an arcade date.

Recently, Finn and I went on a little date to Musée Mécanique, an arcade and museum that features both early 20th century & modern arcade games, all in working order! We took a pouch full of quarters, rode the bus to Fisherman's Wharf, and had fun playing skee-ball & hoop fever along with firing up the old timey machines (that are all kind of creepy). Most games are only 25¢ to play, so you can try lots. Before leaving, we had some photo-booth pictures taken then ate In-N-Out burgers for dinner. The concept of games and burgers by the ocean with Finn is essentially my most ideal date ever so, needless to say, we had a blast.

I enjoyed noticing how Finn and I are different in the (very important) realm of arcade games. He was attracted to the more physical, strength-requiring, or timed games and I was more drawn to spatial-tactile games that involved aiming or concentration. I like finding how we're different in the various arenas of life. Also, I'm thinking of one day owning a skee-ball machine in our home. Maybe? That game is just so fun!

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  1. so cool! is this the same arcade that was in princess diaries?!

    1. I don't know but, by golly, I'm gonna find out!! That would be so cool if it were!

  2. seriously nice outing!

  3. Skiball is the best game ever.

  4. I know what you mean about the creepy it the rigidity or style of the figures? They all have a certain eeriness (i.e. - mysteriously or uncannily frightening or disturbing; weird; ghostly) about them. Especially the automatons.

  5. I'm a skeeball girl, too... I could spend the entire day in an arcade playing it! If you're ever down in Santa Cruz again, I would highly recommend visiting in the summer and going to the beach boardwalk. It's a vintage treasure with arcade games, carnival foods (hello deep fried oreo!) and rides, all nestled right on a beautiful beach!