Tuesday, May 01, 2007

round rock express...

Well, baseball season has started again and we have bought two season tickets to the games. Diane will not let the kids go with me to any school night games (Jacob went to one and slept most of the time and then had a hard time getting up the next morning). We're on the 9th row behind home plate and sit close to scouts and pitchers from the teams who are taking notes. The kids are enjoying it -- but they may end up costing me more in food than they did in tickets.

Jacob and I went to a party with the players the night before the opening game and we met Brooks Conrad, Mike Rodriguez and Hunter Pence. Jacob enjoyed the tour of the stadium as well but his favorite part was the 300 club with the Pac-Man machine.

All the kids enjoy that -- it's on the 2nd floor and only open to season ticket holders. They get free popcorn and get to play Pac-Man or watch the game on TV. Between that and the play area, it's a wonder we get to see any of the games.

nascar again....

I went with Dad and Caleb to see the NASCAR races in Fort Worth at the Texas Motor Speedway. The weather was frightful on the way up but it cleared up by Sunday. There was a cold front that came through on Saturday so it was freezing and we didn't stay the entire race. Sunday's race weather was nice and warm. Jack Ingram was the entertainment but we were stuck in traffic so long that we weren't able to hear him sing.

I bought our seats from a friend and they were on the 60th row (yes 60th) -- and it was a hard climb up. The race was really good. Dale Jr. had a great race and led for quite a while. Everyone in the stands was going crazy (over 70% of merchandise sold there is all for Dale Jr.) -- and then Tony Stewart wrecked and caused one of the Bush boys into him. He tried to keep going but his car finally gave out. He is such a good loser that he even rode Kyle Bush's car the last 11 laps even though he was the reason Dale Jr. was out. We'll be going again in November and sitting in the 20th row.