Last night was the April event for our Adventure Guides crew. We went to a Friday night home game of the San Jose Giants!
Tahoe Circle, out at the ball park
Now, I'm no sports fan, and neither is Penny. Far from it. But I have to say, we did end up having a good time. We hung out with the Sevick's from Pacific Crest: Dad Steve and daughters Kaia and Eden. We had BBQ dinner there, lots of junk food, from churros to kettle corn, and we spent too much time in the play area, with the jumpy house, slide, and more.
It was a family event, so the moms and sons were invited too, so Harold joined us. But we left mama Rita at home, giving her a much deserved break. And that was probably more than fine, given the conditions (read on) and the fact there were no other moms out there either.
It had been rainy all day, and it was pretty cold, too, for late April. Many people bailed out, despite the fact they had prepaid. But we were there to make some memories, and we did. I had promised Penny to teach her how the game is played, but she was usually too busy hanging with the other girls. So after we were all done with the play area and back in our seats for the sixth inning, it was Harold to whom I was explaining the details of the game. He was interested and was asking questions, though much of it went over his head. During that inning, the sky began to unleash. The rain was coming down in solid drops and the cold felt like it got colder. We were prepared for it all, so out came the umbrellas.
The turn in the weather must have been good luck for the SJ Giants because going into that inning, they were down 3 to nothing. And then they started turning things around, scoring 5 runs (at least two of which were walked in) in the sixth.
Since it was getting late, we all bailed for home after the end of the inning. And checking the paper this morning, I saw that the score we left on ended up being the final score, so we didn't miss any other runs. Good, very good timing!
Didn't think I would have said this, but I think we'll be doing this again this summer!
Tickets to the game
Yep, see, right there in the middle, "YMCA Wilderness Expedition". Cool!