A Pieceful Life

A Pieceful Life


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My name is Peg - I am a 60ish wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, cousin, friend - and if we're not already related or friends, hope to become your friend too.
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Saturday, August 21, 2010

Bus trip

A few weeks ago, we received an invitation to join some of our friends, many of whom we’ve known since high school days, and some not seen in a long time, to join in a birthday celebration – a milestone year for some of them – and the plan was for a full day and evening of activities.

We boarded the church bus:


Our tour guide kept us informed and entertained the whole ride:

First stop – Krause Berry Farm for berry pie, and conversation (not that we stopped talking the whole day):



It was a brilliant, sunny, hot day, so the refreshment at our vineyard stop was very welcome:

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Our ultimate destination – Nat Bailey Stadium, to watch the Vancouver Canadians play the Boise Hawks:

We each received a cap on admission:


And enjoyed a wonderful BBQ dinner:


While the players warmed up:


We were told to watch AJ Kirby as the top player on the field, but as the evening went on, we saw Michael Choice become the hero of the game, hitting a home run for himself, then a triple that brought in three runners:


The Canadians are apparently 1st in their league, and we watched them win this game as well.

Between innings, we were entertained.  By the mascot:


Sushi racers:


Charleston dancers:


And led in the singing of ‘Take Me Out to the Ball Game’ by one of Vancouver’s foremost conductors:51

It was a great game, and I learned lots (thankful to sit beside Gil who could answer all my questions).  I know there are stats kept for baseball – here are some of mine:

Balls in the parking lot: 1                     Bats broken: 2                       Hours of fun: 3  ( that’s the game – the whole day was  great!)           Innings: 8 1/2                       Friends enjoyed: 30                                         

And last, but not least – chicken dancers: 4567


Oh, and that home run hit that sent the ball out of the park – netted each of us a coupon for an A&W burger!!

A day to remember for a long, long time to come!

I had planned on spending today working on quilts for the Friday Night Sew-in that I missed yesterday because of being out gallivanting, but I need to wait a few more hours – places to go and things to do outside the house this morning.  Hopefully I’ll get in a few hours this afternoon, and have something to share with the group tomorrow.

Happy summer!   Happy baseball!

Blessings, Peg


  1. Sounds like you had a great time

    Love and hugs Gina xxx

  2. What a happy day - I love days like that.

  3. Sounds like you had a lot of fun. Now, see if you were a knitter, you could have taken it with you and killed two birds with one stone! LOL