Saturday, August 24, 2013

Putt-Putt Around the World

It is no secret that our son, Evan, loves putt-putt.  He has enjoyed the game since he was barely two years old.  Seriously, he would play an entire game with us at two which I believe is totally unheard of for a two year old!  He has always loved any game involving a ball.  Of course, we discovered that his younger brother does not seem to share his enthusiasm yet.  So putt-putt was definitely one of the items on the agenda for our week at Myrtle Beach (mini golf capitol of the world folks).  We didn't actually plan to play three games of putt-putt, but we discovered a couple of indoor places that were a great option for beating the heat.  Putt-Putt in Myrtle Beach can actually be a fun adventure because the courses are so fun and entertaining.  I felt a little like we actually traveled to some interesting places by playing these courses.  We "traveled" to a tropical island volcano at Molten Mountain, a Mayan Temple at Cancun Lagoon, and even went back in time a few thousand years to the age of the dinosaurs.

Destination #1 ~ Molten Mountain (inside a volcano)

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Evan the Putt-Putt enthusiast

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Brody was not interested in playing the game, but he liked this little hut.  

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Playing house with cousin Cate.
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These boys enjoyed a friendly competition. 
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Yes, I joined the game too.

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Emma gets a little golf lesson from her daddy. 

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Crazy kids!

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Lanny wanted to be the Hawaiian guy, Lava Louie.
Throughout the game, a funny guy named Lava Louie talks to you.  At the end, he takes your ball and says either "Lava Louie say you are loser!" or "Lava Louie say you are winner!"  I just think he is so funny, and Eddie does a great impression.  Haha!

Destination #2 ~ Cancun Lagoon (inside a Mayan Temple)

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Evan is ready to enter the Mayan temple. 

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Daddy and the boys are ready for adventure!

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Evan the Mayan mini golf player.  Ha!

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Eddie's family enjoyed this adventure together. 

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Evan showed them how to play. 

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He even dresses like a pro golfer! 

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I just always love the pretty flowers and landscaping at these places. 

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Evan makes the putt. 

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I think Evan beat his Daddy. 

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Grandma going for the putt. 

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Aunt Naomi even enjoyed the game. 

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But this little man...not so much.  If we tried to hand him his club to use, he would just get mad and throw a fit.  Thank goodness he was free or it would have been a total waste of money! 

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That boy can pout with the best of them.  I also feel I must tell the story of his shirt that our resort ruined.  I loved this little shark shirt that he wore last year and was happy to let him get a little more use out of it.  Sadly, when we were preparing to leave our resort that morning, he not surprisingly wanted to play in the fountain out front.  Unbeknownst to me, they had just power washed the thing apparently with clorox, and when he came away from the fountain, I smelled the strong odor first and then saw the bleach line across the front of his shirt where he had leaned over the edge of the fountain.  So really, couldn't they at least wash the clorox off the thing with clean water so as not to ruin people's clothes?  I mean, it is common sense that children are drawn to such things.  Sigh!  

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More pretty flowers. 

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Evan makes the last putt. 

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Evan can't wait to visit a real Mayan pyramid! 

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Daddy and Evan braved the Mayan pyramid.  

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And apparently all visitors do not come out alive.  He apparently died playing putt-putt.  I told Evan he probably did not follow the rules, and the Mayans sacrificed him to the Mayan god of putt-putt.  Haha!
Destination #3 ~ Dinosaurs! 

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Apparently, we were on an expedition with Professor Hacker. 

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We played with those pesky Raptors. 

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Not really sure what this dude was.  Not a T-Rex but maybe a relative?  He was missing an arm so I am sure that was a good story. 

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Brody looks ready to play. 

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And one of those pesky raptors made an appearance. 

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Evan shows little brother how to putt. 

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But little brother preferred rock climbing. 

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Riding the tail of a T-Rex. 

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Silly boys!

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And the boys decided the safest place to be when around a T-Rex is right under his nose.  

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Oh man, that Raptor above Evan's head sure looks mean!

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Evan and the Brachiosaurus

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Evan checking out Professor Hacker's ship. 

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Evan had to go and see his favorite dinosaur, Mr. Stegosaurus!

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He is crazy about stegosaurus.  
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  1. This makes me want to go play some more mini golf with Sam. He loved it. Rachel, not so much. Maybe we can send Rachel and Brody off to do something else while Evan and Sam play mini golf! We better plant to spend a month together to get everything done :)

  2. FUN! We've never taken Spencer to do miniature golf. I'm not sure why. Probably because he was just getting old enough to go when Elliott came along and we got stuck at home for an extended amount of time.

    I love the dinosaur place (of course!). The picture of the boys sitting together is adorable.

  3. How much fun! I want to take my kiddos now!!!


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