Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Miniature Golfing...or I Don't Believe My Dad Can't See Well

My dad has macular degeneration. I don't know if I've mentioned that before. What it means is, he can't see very well, or so he says. If he looks at something straight on, he can't see it, but if he uses his peripheral vision he can still see. He quit driving a year ago (thank goodness) because he couldn't see well. So anyway, he talks about how poorly he sees. I'm sure it's more than frustrating. Anyway, my title is said in jest. I know he can't see very well, but he sure surprised me when, first, he suggested we go miniature golfing and second, how well he did when we went on Sunday! Several times he got the hole in two strokes!

It was the very first time we took the girls and I was also surprised and how much fun Amy had. She proclaimed she LOVED golfing and immediately wanted to play again.

Amy needed a quick lesson on what to do, then she had a blast.
Jessica got frustrated a few times. I am beginning to wonder if she's going to be the type of person who worries if they don't get it "right" the first time. I hope she'll be able to mellow out a bit. She does want to win...no matter what.
Look at that form!!
Maybe she gets it from her dad. He was playfully frustrated when my dad got a hole quicker than he did! LOL

I can't believe I got these next two shots. This is the final hole and what you see. Being that we hadn't been here before, I didn't know what to expect.

Apparently, if you hit the ball down that center track, you get a hole in one and POOF, flame shoots up and smoke comes out of his nose. I can't believe I actually got a before and after shot! We were told if you don't get the hole in one and get it in the hole on either side, water shoots out of those things he's holding. However, it didn't happen for us (Steve and Dad didn't get a hole in one) as one of the holes looked jammed with golf balls. So I don't know if that part is true.

Jessica keeps asking to see these last two pictures because I'll show her the first one and then click the next button and go "whooosh" and the second picture shows up. She thinks it's fantastic! I figure it's cheap entertainment.

We're waiting for Grandpa to finish his eye treatment and I think you might be able to guess what's on the agenda today. Yup...miniature golfing! LOL
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Clearly Inspired said...

Miniature golf is so much fun! My boys love it! Great pics! I can't wait to see the layout you do with these. I will have to take my camera the next time.

Anke said...

wow, you got some great pictures here! That looks like such a fun course! Ours are pretty puny around here. Neat story

stampmonkey said...

Great family fun! We haven't done that in years...maybe we need to change that soon. And you got some outstanding pics of that last hole! Too funny about Amy wanting to look at them over and over again. ;)

Sorry to learn that your dad has such trouble with his vision. It must be very frightening to him. I'm glad that he's not letting it prevent him from still having fun.