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"Playing the Game" Cedar Park, 2016
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/5, 1/105 sec, ISO400
“Playing the Game” Cedar Park, 2016

こんばんは!

Today I picked up my 12-year-old son from his middle school Band Camp and on the way home we stopped at the nearby park to play Pokémon GO! again. He’s pretty good at the game (he’s spent lots of time building up his Pokémon collection and character) so he wanted to take over a gym.

What was interesting to me was that while we were walking to the location, two of his classmates rode up on their bikes and they of course were also playing. When Koa saw them in the distance, he was saying… let’s go… I don’t need to play. It was funny! He is so shy sometimes. But the classmates were friendly and wanted to see Koa’s pokémon. As we expected, Koa didn’t have much trouble taking the gym, and he also let me put one of my pokémon there just for fun.

And then while the four of us were talking, a big SUV drove up and parked by us. Of course, the lady driving was also playing and wanted to take down the gym. How funny! But I suppose this kind of thing happens everywhere.

Anyways, I thought it was pretty interesting. Just a couple months ago, things like this never happened… but life changes quickly, doesn’t it?

I hope you had a nice Wednesday. The weekend is quickly approaching! 😀

おやすみなさい!

– B Barron Fujimoto

2 Comments

  1. I play too! Go Team Mystic. I travel a lot for work, so it’s fun to pair sightseeing and exploration with catching some new Pokemon. I’ve noticed it gets me to see more of the city I am in, and it is often a great conversation starter with strangers. It’s made me more inquisitive and social. I’m glad to see more of the game’s positive effect with your family! Good luck to you and Koa,

    1. I’m on Mystic too, but my wife and kids are on Team Valor. And my brother and his family are on Team Instinct. We were just at a nearby park and it was jumping with people playing Pokémon GO! So fun. Everyone seemed to be having a good time. Good luck to you too!

      Barron

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