Monday, August 16, 2010

Mini-Golf is Fun...Isn't It?

Summer vacation is quickly coming to an end for my kids. In an effort to end the summer on a good note and have a little fun, last Friday I took the kids to play mini-golf at the Fantasia Gardens mini-golf course at Walt Disney World.
The day started off pretty good. Everyone was excited to go, although we were a little apprehensive because the weather was looking a little sketchy.
Caley teed off on the first hole and we were on our way. At this point everyone was having a good time, even if CJ was being ultra competitive with his sisters.

By the time we got to the 4th hole the weather took a turn for the worse. You can't tell by looking at this picture, but at this point we were standing under a tree waiting out a downpour. CJ wanted to keep playing and was mad that I made him stand under a tree out of the rain. Luckily, there wasn't any lightening...YET!

Once the rain lightened up we were back on our way. On the 8th hole, all 4 of us got holes-in-one. We were all very excited...well 3 of us were excited. Caitlyn, as you can see by the look on her face, was not excited because she was worried about the weather.

The 10th hole is where the real excitement came. Caitlyn and CJ had just finished the hole (both getting 2's) Caley and I were taking our 3rd stroke when...BANG!!! A huge lightening bolt hit very close to where we were. The Disney cast members working at the golf course announced over the PA system that the course would be closed until the storm had passed. We headed to the arcade to take cover for a few minutes and wait out the weather.
Of course, in typical Central Florida weather fashion, not a single raindrop fell and there were no more lightening strikes. So, back out to the 10th hole we headed.
This time we were able to finish the course, with only a few more minor melt downs. Caley and CJ had a good time. Caitlyn on the other hand got very upset because I would not let her walk through the water spouts that were shooting out of the ground on the 16th hole. Normally I would have let her junp in and get soaked if she wanted to. However, on this particular day she choose to wear her brand new sneakers(the ones that we just bought to start the new school year), so I said "absolutely not!"
Needless to say, Caitlyn did not end the golf course on a happy note. While CJ and Caley laughed and played around, she pouted. I think she was also hot and hungry, which did not help her mood any.

So, we headed over to the McDonald's on Disney property. After everyone ate, all was right with the world again. Caley took this picture as we were walking out of Mickey D's. As you can see the sky was still looking a bit stormy. All-in-all we had a good time, give or take a few minor melt downs.

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