Sweltering Mini Golf Game

Cutie Pie has been begging me to go either bowling or miniature golfing everyday for over a week.  I finally gave in on Tuesday.  I told the boys that they could choose our activity that afternoon: miniature golf or bowling.  Luckily for me they both agreed on golfing.

We headed up to Funntasia in Cape Canaveral to use Wildman’s free game card that he won last year for a hole-in-one.  The boys chose to do the “Waterfall” course this time instead of the “Cave” course.  OMG!  It was so HOT!  It has been overcast and rainy here for two weeks but the skies had finally cleared by Tuesday.  Let me tell you, the heat was brutal!  I didn’t even keep score so we could move along the course a little faster.

After our game, we checked out the alligators in the feeding pond lagoon…

… and marked where we are from on the huge map in the lobby.

Then, we darted back down A1A to the McDonald’s in Cocoa Beach for two yummy smoothies to cool off!



J and I took the boys miniature golfing on Labor Day because Wildman is obsessed with golf.  When I ask him what sport he wants to learn, golf is his answer most of the time.  He’s been begging to go putt-putt golfing ever since I first took him last summer.

We decided to head north to Funntasia where they had BOGO games for the holiday.  The golf course is in Cape Canaveral right across the street from a cabaret and next door to an adult “toy” mega store…  I don’t know what it is about Cape Canaveral but somehow it has become infested with these types of adult businesses.  And miniature golf courses.  They have two.

Anyway, it’s not too sketchy in the light of day.

The boys had a choice of either the “Waterfall” course or the “Cave” course.  Guess what they chose?

Cutie Pie had a little trouble learning how to grip the putter so J and I took turns showing him how to do it at each hole.  Once he got his hands right, Cutie Pie did surprising well at miniature golf.  He was either right on par or very close.

I am no expert at putt-putt but I surprised myself by doing as well as Cutie Pie.  LOL!

Wildman shocked us all when he made a hole-in-one on one of the last holes.  We were right next to the road and some guy in a BMW saw Wildman’s triumph while stopped at a red light.  The guy started honking and giving Wildman the thumbs up.  It was really cute!  Wildman was so excited and jumped up and down.  I wish I had my camera ready when he sunk that shot.  It was great!

After some celebratory ice cream at the golf shop, we headed up to Port Canaveral to check out the cruise ships.

As you can see, a storm started rolling in so we headed toward the car after a brief trip to the docks.

I’m looking forward to taking the kids back up that way next weekend when we go to the Kennedy Space Center for their salute to Brevard County residents.  J will be out of town for work and I know I’ll be looking for something to keep us occupied.  I’m sure it will be a mad house but the kids will totally love it.

Date with Wildman

Since I took Cutie Pie to see When Elmo Grows Up on Wednesday, I wanted to do something special with just Wildman.  He got to choose what he most wanted to do.

“Miniature golf!!!” he shouted.  I’m pretty sure his choice was inspired by his love of the Wii Sports version of golf…  He is obsessed with playing it.

So, miniature golf it was.  The only mini-golf place close to our house is the Andretti Thrill Park.  It has not only miniature golf but go-karts, bumper boats, train rides, laser tag, batting cages and an arcade.  Wildman was so excited!

We went on Friday morning while my mother-in-law kept Cutie Pie.  We had the entire park to ourselves for most of the morning.  It was great!  We didn’t have to wait in lines and could ride the rides for as long as we wanted.  Wildman wanted to go on the go-karts first.  They had pint-sized cars for Wildman to drive solo.  He hopped in the Cheerios car and took off!

He wanted to do the train next.

We finally got around to golfing after we did the bumper boats and about 5 sessions on the two-person go-karts where I got to drive.

Wildman wanted to take a picture of me tee-ing off.   Here it is, finger and all 🙂

It was so darn hot out there!  We decided to cool off inside the arcade after we finished up the 18 holes.

Wildman and I each played a game of skee ball.  We combined our tickets and cashed them in for two packages of Starbursts, a box of Nerds and a sticky hand toy.  Wildman graciously shared a package of Starbursts with his brother when we got home.  It was so sweet.