Monday, May 25, 2009

Take me out to the ball game...

One of our favourite summer past times is driving up to Peoria to catch a Chiefs game, particularly when it also happens to be a fireworks game. There is something special and nostalgic about the grounds, the team, the crowd. Its nothing like fighting the throngs of fans, the expense, and the chaos of a Cardinals game in St Louis. This reminds me of old time baseball. The stewards are friendly and fun, they take you to right to your seat, the concessions are affordable, the grounds are well maintained, and there is a good old fashioned family atmosphere. I am not a baseball fan, but you can drag me to a Chiefs game any day.

The team was wearing pink jerseys on Saturday as a breast cancer fundraiser.

I love this photo of Nic. In his element.

Kel got a balloon hat. It was called a "Super Cool Alien Dude". Indeed.

One of the best parts of this field is the playground. I don't know many young kids who will sit through a full nine innings, and I don't know many mothers who love walking aimlessly around the baseball park with a bored child (visions of the Cardinals game next week looming). This playground is so much fun for the kids and I'm still able to enjoy the game from here.

A few shots of the fireworks from the end of the game. Just for fun.

1 comment:

Jen said...

Those fireworks shots are amazing! Love them!