At the beginning of summer, my husband decided he wanted us to visit and see a game at six different baseball parks before summers end. In June, we enjoyed Star Wars night at the Bowie Bay Sox. July was a busy month with little time for any games. Instead we took a long road trip to visit grandparents, spent time with Big Bird at Sesame Place, and splashed in the ocean at Rehobeth Beach.
In the beginning of August, I went to BlogHer12 and the weekend after that I was recovering from the crazy trip. Since the summer is soon coming to an end it seems that we will not have time to conquer our six baseball parks in one summer challenge, Fortunately baseball goes well into the fall and hopefully the Nationals will even make the playoffs. So, we have decided to stretch our challenge into the fall. Fall in the DC area is perfect baseball weather anyway.
This past weekend we were able to cross another park off our list, after a game at Nationals Stadium in Washington, DC.
Um, yeah. So about that huge tarp over the field. It turns out Sunday afternoon was not “perfect baseball game weather”. Right as we arrived at the stadium, it started to rain. Thankfully we had an umbrella in the car to keep us dry on the walk to the stadium. Once we got to the stadium, we grabbed some Cracker Jacks and hung out under shelter. Of course the boys enjoyed splashing in the puddles.
Xander and Noah tried Cracker Jacks for the first time. It was a big hit!
After Cracker Jacks and puddle jumping the natives were starting to get a bit restless.
Just as the boys were starting to act like monkeys my good friend, Patricia, came to visit with her little girl, Maria. This picture just makes me smile. Finally after 2 hours of waiting, the rain let up and the game announcer spoke the magical words, “The game will begin at 4:00 pm.”. I was intrigued and impressed with how quickly the crew prepared the diamond for play.
Before we knew it the first pitch was thrown out and the game was under way. The boys enjoyed watching the game for a short time and we even saw Bryce Harper hit a home run! It turned out to be a great evening for baseball. Stay tuned for more baseball park fun with the Stavish family.