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:
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:
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!