Waynesboro GO – Exploring Parks with Pokémon GO

Released July 6th 2016, Pokémon GO is a hot new app that is taking over the world. Pokémon GO is a free-to-play, location-based, augmented reality mobile game developed by Niantic and published by The Pokémon Company. It encourages players to get outside and walk by using GPS to guide players to Pokémon and Pokéstops so that they can collect, evolve, and battle with their Pokémon. Popular with young children, teens, and adults, it’s the perfect opportunity to explore Waynesboro Parks.

Waynesboro Parks are loaded with Pokéstops, which are places where players can receive items in the game like Poké Balls, Pokémon eggs, and other items. Each of Waynesboro’s five parks offer plenty to do while you’re there. As a bonus, four of the parks are located along the Waynesboro Water Trail, a trail formed by the South River that links city neighborhoods, streets, parks, and downtown. The Waynesboro Water Trail map can be downloaded from www.visitwaynesboro.net. Continue reading “Waynesboro GO – Exploring Parks with Pokémon GO”

A (Disc Golf) Course in Nature

Fox Disc Golf Course borders the dog park at Coyner Springs Park.

If you were to ask me if I enjoyed Frisbee throwing, I would say Sure. If you were to ask if I was skilled at it, I would say No. When I throw a Frisbee, it usually veers off to the right in a tilt like it’s climbing a skyscraper, then plummets to the ground in a donut roll. My children, on the other hand, can whip out a Frisbee with table-top flatness and bulls-eye accuracy at a speed of 95 mph, creating a missile so deadly, you’re afraid to catch it. They can throw underhand and behind their heads with the same result. So when I was offered a chance to try out Waynesboro’s Fox Disc Golf Course, I naturally took them along in order to see how it’s really supposed to be played. Continue reading “A (Disc Golf) Course in Nature”