Saturday, April 25, 2015

The Masters 2015!!!

So, the reason we were in Atlanta Easter weekend at all was to head to the Monday practice round of the Masters in Augusta, GA. We had very low expectations for how the kids would do heading in. It is after all a lot of walking with not a lot of action...plus no electronics as back-up :-). Much to our surprise the kids did amazingly well though! We were up before 5am to drive to Augusta, arrived at 7:30am and ended up staying until 5:30pm before starting the drive back to Atlanta. Go kiddos :-)!
I had no idea what to really expect but was looking forward to actually seeing it all in person after hearing so much about it from Mike. It was absolutely gorgeous!!! And golf fan or not, you definitely get caught up in the Masters spirit while there!
We ate lots of Masters food (and bought the kids anything they wanted as part of our get-them-through-the-day strategy). The weather was perfect for most the day as well. Nice and cool in the morning, overcast, and not too hot. Since the forecast had been predicting a 90% chance of rain for that day, we came prepared with umbrellas and were so thankful we didn't need them. The sun did come out for a bit in the afternoon and the kids were also getting a little restless at that time, so we found a shady spot to sit and relax for awhile.
We were trying to wait it out a bit and see if Tiger would make an appearance and our patience eventually paid off! Mike saw his name had been added to the board as being at the practice tee. Then we just had to see if he would start at hole 1 or 10. We decided to wait it out at hole 10 since we were near there. After hanging out for awhile with NO golfers coming through a nice security guard came over and let us know he heard Tiger was at hole 1. So we booked it to hole 3 to claim a good seat. It all worked out perfectly! We got a great spot, saw him practicing up close and then from there we headed out to the car. As we were leaving Tiger walked by again coming from another hole and the crowds following him were INSANE!
I'd say it was a pretty perfect day! A long and tiring day, but a perfect one too :-)!
our selfie before leaving the phone in the car and heading in
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breakfast!
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Preston in his Masters gear is just about the cutest thing I've ever seen!
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We managed to meet up with Papa, Chrissy, Zach and baby Brooks without cell phones...you forget what life was like without them!
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our official picture from the Master's photographer :-)
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there were some dramatic moments :-)
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loading up for lunch
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The hill up on the right is where we went to sit and watch the golfers skip balls along the water for a bit. It was a nice place to relax!
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this little lady was just too cute decked out head to toe in her masters green
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Hanging out at hole 10 before speed walking to hole 3.
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Camped out and ready to see Tiger Woods!
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The kids were so excited to see Tiger on TV after we returned home from seeing him in person :-).
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waiting for him to cross as we were leaving and then the swarms of people following him...
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Goodbye Masters!
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after one last stretching break :-)
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