Monday, May 11, 2009

Take me out to the ball game

Hello friends, I hope you all had a wonderful Mother's day. I had quite an adventuresome Mother's Day weekend. Friday evening, Mr. Lucky, daughter Miki and I met several friends at our local AAA baseball stadium to watch the Columbus Clippers unfortunately lose to the Pawtucket Red Sox. (forgot camera so no pics)
Saturday afternoon Miki, my friend Catherine and I drove a couple hours north to pick up my friend Hope and we all drove up to Cleveland and met other friends to watch the Cleveland Indians unfortunately lose to the Detroit Tigers.

We decided to arrive in Cleveland early enough to have a leisurely dinner at the Winking Lizard restaurant. Ballpark concession food is not on my list of favorite things.

While waiting in line to get into the stadium we saw the Marine Corp Band getting ready to enter the stadium too. They performed the National Anthem before the game. Don't they look sharp in their uniforms?

Our seats were w-a-a-ay up but we had a great view of the entire field. The maintenance crew was getting the field ready for the game. The stadium was pretty full once the game started.

Everyone who attended the game received a free bobblehead doll of Cliff Lee. Any big baseball fans out there wishing they got one of these?

We stayed at Hope's that night and got on the road late Mother's Day morning for what should have been a 2 hour drive home. Of course, what's an adventure without a few bumps and detours. We were a little more than halfway home when we had a flat tire. Luckily we had AAA roadside service so we did eventually have a nice young man come to our rescue. We could have changed the tire ourselves but my daughter did not have the correct tools in her car. (that is now remedied)
By this time we were pretty hungry so stopped for lunch at this restaurant called "The Pub" for lunch size portions of fish and chips; pints for Catherine and me and diet coke for our driver, Miki.
All in all an interesting Mother's Day.


  1. Fish and chips, oh yum! Now you have an adventure to remember, flat and all. Marines are awesome. :o)

  2. What a fun Mother's Day, memories you will have forever. I want fish and chips!! Looks yummy!

  3. What a great day!! I love baseball and am a HUGE Red Sox fan. So I have to say glad to hear that Pawtucket won.

  4. Sorry to hear that your teams didn't win in the games. Ooo fresh fish and chips- lovely. I'm glad you had a nice end to your special day after the flat tyre.

  5. I regret we never saw a ball game when we lived in USA. Looks like you had a brilliant time!