I took a summer sabbatical from writing. Not a great idea for a travel blogger . Still, I’m back with plenty of adventures to share. One of the highlights of our summer was a trip to the Padres game at
I was worried that my wiggly five and six year old wouldn’t make it through the game, but they did great. Before the game we went exploring and came upon a great display about the construction of Petco Park and some of the Padres greatest players. Jared and Destiny were particularly impressed with Tony Gwinn’s golden glove.
We returned to our seats just in time to witness the pre-game festivities. My oldest Justin had just returned from a trip to
The entire family enjoyed the first few innings then the little guys and I headed to the ballpark playground to get some energy out. I was able to follow the game on the nearby Jumbotron.
We scooted back into our seats in the 8th inning and were able to celebrate together as the Padres won over the Colorado Rockies. The Smith Family went wild along with the rest of the crowd. Here’s a picture of our happy tired crew.
I was appalled to read yesterday, that High School English Classes are no longer assigning fiction in most of their curriculum. In order to combat this ignorant and shortsighted trend I plan to start including where possible great books that reflect the theme of my posts. Here are some baseball suggestions:
What I Learned from Jackie Robinson by Carl Erskine . I must confess I plan to bribe my 11 year-old to read this book. Written by one of Robinson’s team mates it provides an inspirational and compelling look at the life of one of Baseball’s greatest and bravest athletes.
Go Padres!!! I can hardly wait to go back.