Wednesday, April 6, 2011

The Snyders at The Masters.

Yesterday was a good day. Stuart and I spent the day at Augusta National together- just the two of us. Well, the two of us plus about 10,000 other people and these two babies that go everywhere with me. We had a fantastic day. We woke up early, had a nice breakfast at the hotel and made our way to the course. We parked and followed the droves of people to the gate. I decided to leave my purse in the car, so we were armed with our chairs, camera, lip gloss and zofran. It was super chilly and I had on flip flops. I was a little concerned as we were walking in with people in ear muffs and gloves and I have on a dress and flip flops. We decided they must have been from Florida, because I survived and it warmed up quickly. The sun did come out and I have the sunburned ankles and feet to prove it- OUCH! It took a little bit to get through security. I must say I was impressed with the level of security. We are talking metal detectors and empty pockets. I was a little nervous to put my precious zofran in the bowl in hopes it would not get lost in the check. But no worries- we made it through with all our stuff. 

Once we were in we just took it all in. Of course Stuart wanted to show me all the holes and tell me all about big events that happened at each hole. Like- "Look Abby, that is where so and so hit the ball in 1987 to win the title." I really have no idea what he was talking about half the time, but loved that he knew so much and loved that he was enjoying showing me all these things that he loved.  I however kept an eye out for famous people and the nearest restrooms! We walked the whole course and saw the major high spots. We then grabbed a snack and a beverage and walked around again. I don't think I was too whiny but you will have to confirm that with the mister. At about lunch time we grabbed some sandwiches and found a spot at Amen Corner(This is where I acquired said sunburn.)  to sit for a few hours and watch the groups come through. I loved the fact that sandwiches were only $1.50. Nothing was overpriced and the two of us enjoyed lunch for less than $10.00. I was able to get some good pictures and I did enjoy just sitting and watching.

Once the last group made their way through and there was a lull we decided to make our way to the front nine to see who we could find. We walked around for a little while longer before making our way to the front. As we walked up to the practice range we saw lots of big names just making their way out. I made my way to the front row by the ropes and got to snapping. As I was standing there Tiger walked right in front of me out of no where. I then was surrounded by people, but stood my ground in the front row and continued to take pictures. I took hundreds. I told Stuart- as cheesy as it sounds that I felt like I was on safari trying to get the right picture. It was very fun for me. I really think I would enjoy being part of the paparazzi! ha! I don' have the best camera and it was VERY windy. So keeping a steady hand was so difficult and I was pretty pleased with some of the pictures. Finally when I was done playing photog we made one last stop at the gift shop. This might have been the worst part of the day! It was SOOOOOOO crowded. My anxiety was in full force. We did manage to pick up a few cute things for C and Stuart got what he wanted. But in the mix of the people and me trying to get the heck out of there alive we did forget to pick up anything for my dad or brother. DARN IT. But on a positive note we made it out alive. We left the course at about 3:00 and pulled in our driveway at 11:00 last night. It was an amazing day- a long day but so much fun. Here are some of the pictures from our Masters adventure.

The Twins at their first golf tournament.

No, I did not drink that beer...

But this guy might have.


  1. you look great - and so happy! congrats again on the little ones!

  2. Congrats on your double trouble!
    You got some really cool pics!! That one of Tiger smiling was really good.

    Thoughts of a Third Grade Teacher

  3. Love your shot of Tiger smiling just for you! :) Oh, and the twins shot! Too cute!

  4. really good photos - looks like you all had a great time - I really enjoyed spending a little time with Clark, too!

  5. The pictures were great. I must say that the smile that Tiger was giving you was picture perfect. Congrats on the twins. The Adkins family is so happy for you! We can't wait to hear more about them.

  6. That picture of Tiger smiling at you is awesome! :) Well done, shutter-bug!
    (I miss you)

  7. Just now following your blog! But I was there on Tuesday too!!! I live in the area and so it is a spectacle every year!

    Hope you enjoyed your stay :0)


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