Sunday, June 15, 2008

Father's Day at the Ball Game

We took Nic to see the Peoria Chiefs this afternoon and enjoyed a great Father's Day out together. Until the weather went funny, but then, we are in the Midwest and have learned to accept funny weather as the order of any day that is not bitterly cold. We had fantastic seats right behind home plate and were right in the thick of the action (and quite a few hair raising foul balls as well!).

There is also a wonderful playground at the far end of the ball park where Kel spent a good deal of time wearing himself out and giving game commentary to the other children.

This was a giant wooden beach chair.

Once the storm rolled in, during the sixth inning, we had to leave the playground and run for cover in the concourse (and the souvenir shop for Kel's obligatory game day bat) -- after one quick photo of course! The scoreboard had a temperature reading and it was amazing to watch it drop from 90 to 68 degrees in a matter of ten minutes!!! It was downright cold with the wind and the rain. They covered up the field, but it was an all consuming torrential downpour and thunderstorm for nearly an hour. It did eventually clear out, but they deemed the grounds too soggy to finish the game, and since it remained tied at the bottom of the sixth, we all get to come back for a free game at another date.


Dillman Family said...

I am glad you had a good time even with the crazy weather. It never did rain here. And a free ticket? That's great!

Jenn said...

Looks like you all had a great time. The weather here in Maine is unpredictable as well. You never know what you will get! We have had rain all week here, very depressing. Hope you are having a wonderful summer~