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.|