Today's Best of Small Town Mexico is brought to you by a special "guest poster", my 5 year old son Julio. We have just returned to Small Town from Houston and it is always hard to come back; I can't think of anything really great about living here right now, so I will be relying on guest posters until the depression lifts.
Julio's favorite thing about Small Town Mexico is the "Family Fun Center". The Fun Center is a bowling alley with some video games, air hockey/pool tables, etc. They also have an indoor play area for kids. Julio loves to go there.
It opened about a year after we got here and there was much anticipation in our house as there just is not a lot to do here in Small Town with kids (or without kids for that matter). Bowling is not my favorite activity, but I can see how it would be more fun than say, playing Candyland 30 times in a row.
Exit, sweet, fun-loving Julio. Enter grouchy Gabriela.
We were pretty disappointed when it opened up and we saw the prices. Here's the prices PER PERSON, PER GAME (10 pesos=1 dollar):
So, for our family of 5 to bowl during prime bowing hours (after 1 pm) and play ONE game (with shoe rental), it would cost us FORTY DOLLARS. 4-0. Can anyone believe that??? I cannot. And if we go for bargain bowling? $35.00. PER GAME. It's bowling for Pete's sake! I don't think so. I have not and will not ever bowl here.
I am not sure who is using this so-called "Fun" center. An average, minimum wage, entry-level job here pays around $240 a month. A serious bowling habit could really take a hit at that.Occasionally, when we are TOTALLY desperate for something to do, we will go and play the other games. Those are expensive too. between $0.60 and $1.00 per game. GRRRR.
Sorry, this is supposed to be the positive, uplifting, Best of Small Town. I'm just not there yet. Maybe next week.