Not paying to park at Blue Lake = Douchebag
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December 3rd, 2012, 11:38 PM
May 8th, 2009
I worry about what the neighbors will think. When I played Blue lake for the first time I walked out onto the street for a cigarette after hole 9. Then I realized that this is a practice that will probably piss off the neighbors so even though I am a heavy smoker I have submitted to the fact that I just won't smoke when I play blue lake. I saw what it did to that short lived little course most recently removed in Gresham. Between the parking issues, the smoking and the drinking (mainly littering by the way of cans and bottles) a couple of neighbors had enough pictorial proof to have the course removed. Imagine how embarrassing that would be if they removed blue lake before 2014?
I'm not calling people douchebags for parking outside the park because it is not for me to judge those on a tighter budget than I, but......I would suggest that most people who can afford to drive out there to play can afford the $5 fee, but for those who cant they should probably get a ride with someone who can. If this practice becomes a big issue with the locals it could have some seriously negative affects to the longevity of blue lake as a disc golf destination.
There will always be the few who make disc golf look bad. Just as long as the majority can carry themselves with decorum, civility, discretion and respect we can continue to be given opportunities such as the ones realized at Blue Lake. But if enough people get rubbed the wrong way it can all go away very quickly.
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