Stardate 91872.03 aka 8 April 2014
(photos to come when WordPress is working correctly)
My friend, Nikki and I went to the Masters today. First time for me and first time for her to actually take it all in. We started our day off extra early meeting at Kroger to carpool over to the free parking near the gates. I had picked up juice the night before and then picked up some HOT NOW Krispy Kream doughnuts for breakfast. We drove over and end up in the 3rd row in B-13 and just hung out – talked and ate – til it was time for the gate to start opening. Purchased a lanyard for $5 that goes to Lydia’s Project to hold our passes on our way to the gate.
First place we hit was the bathroom which was very nice. Great people greeting you everywhere you walk. Decided to go ahead into the Golf Shop to get that out of the way. I originally went in planning on just a key chain but wanted to see what else they had. I ended up walking out with: a glass with the winners from the beginning to 2013, key chain, set of magnets, tshirt, Golf bear, and a beautiful 1933 golf course plate for my parents. Nikki had a hard time deciding on a hat: white or gray or white or blue?! LoL She ended up on the white. LoL Before checking out we decided to check out this upper section of the store which I’m going to call the “high dollar” area. Beautiful tops and purses but WAY out of my price range. We were stuck going around at one time and for some reason I started to talk about Captain America. This security guard in front of us turned around and was like, “did you call my name?” I about died laughing when I saw his security guard shield.
We headed out to the golf course to start enjoying the landscape. Took photos in front of the big leader board. Then headed out to one of the holes. Don’t remember which golfers walked by as we kept having to try to see names on the back of the caddy’s uniform to know who was who.
We made our way to Founder’s Circle to get our free photo taken. I really liked the card system they have so hopefully some time in the next few days I’ll have my photo to download. Afterwards we headed over to the picturistic lake you always see. Unfortunately, we could walk on the putting green to get a good photo with the flag and the lake in the background but did the best we could. *SMILE* LoL
On our way back to the golf course we went down a road that apparently we weren’t suppose to be on but did anyone tell us we shouldn’t? Nope they just great us until we look “lost”. LoL So we headed back and Nikki ended up seeing Condoleezza Rice on a golf cart. Followed the course around down the 10th hole. Til we finally found our way to one of the consession stands.
I have to say I was very happy to see that the prices on food are amazingly cheap. I decided to try the Master’s Pimento cheese sandwich and the Master’s Egg Salad sandwich with some BBQ chips and a sweet tea. I was very happy to see I wouldn’t need to purchase beer to get the cool souviner cups. LoL Between the two sandwiches I very much enjoyed the Pimento cheese – turns out they use extra sharp cheddar and monterey jack cheeses. YUMMY!!!
When we finished our lunch we decided to hit the bathroom again and had to laugh as for once the line to the men’s bathroom was WAY longer than the nonexistant one for the ladies. I have to say it was pretty amazing. I saw the free phones that Justin mentioned to me so told Nikki let’s call some people and see what shows up on their phones. Tried calling mom’s cell first and accidentally dialed the last four wrong and got a wrong number. Then dialed her right number and got voicemail – later I found out it shows “free phone do not call back”. Called my parent’s house phone and my brother answered. I was like what did caller ID say? He told me it said, “Augusta Natl Go”.
Nikki and I walked around a bit more trying to see the whole golf course and boy were some of those hills rough. At one poing waiting for the crossing to open this golfer kept hitting it outside the zone. His second ball bounced off the chest of this guy. I was like, “Nikki, see all those yellow hats? Wonder if they are going to tell him you have lay down for him to hit the ball off your chest.” Thinking about it now though he would need to hit it from where it landed which wouldn’t be on the guy’s chest but at the time it sounded funny.
Before finishing our last leg of our journey to go out Gate 9 we hit up the concession stand again. I got three more pimento cheese sandwiches of which I only have 1 left now. Another sweet tea so I have a matching set up cups and some caramel covered popcorn for dad. The walk to the gate was a very steep hill. Holy cow! Really glad I skipped Zumba the night before.
Not long after 1p we made it back to my car. I started getting annoyed because my car isn’t unlocking. Then try to start my car and it won’t turn over at all. I’m like seriously?! Jiffy Lube said my battery was fine. Ended up having a guy in a small Kendrick’s truck come to jump start my car. Upside the doughnuts we left on the dash were still delitefully warm from basking in the sun for 5 hours. LoL