Sunday, July 5, 2009

All That's Missing Is The Apple Pie

Our friends AJ & Meera gave us their Padres tickets for today's game against the Dodgers, because they couldn't go. So off to downtown's Petco Park we went for an afternoon of baseball. We parked for FREE on the street (Ash St. and 7th Ave.), with a view of the famed El Cortez. Saaaaweet! Photobucket Then we walked a mile to the ballpark. It wasn't too bad, except for the hoards of Dodger fans who invaded our fair city. We walked into Petco Park and headed straight to the concession stands for the "Five for $5" deal. The Padres have a new deal this season, because of the recession. For $5, you get a hot dog, a drink, popcorn, bag of peanuts, and a cookie! Photobucket We saw some "Skytypers". It looks so cool in the sky. Yes, those are real, they're not photoshopped in by me, ha ha. They made this with five planes flying together simultaneously! Photobucket Good view of the park. Photobucket A long-armed self-portrait. Photobucket Unfortunately, the Dodgers hit several home runs, one of which fell into our section in the outfield. It was a ginormous home run of nearly 420 feet! This was our section. We took the photo after we left it to go see the game from other shadier sections in the park. Photobucket I think I like this view better. And it was in the shade. Photobucket Check it out. I caught a photo with the ball in the air, after the pitcher threw it. Photobucket We left towards the middle of the game, because the Padres were really getting blown-out by the Dodgers. Plus Todd wanted to varnish the front door. So even though we worked on the house all day yesterday and didn't get to celebrate July 4th in a proper way, we got to do that today. Baseball, hot dogs, peanuts, popcorn, what could be more American? All that was missing was the apple pie. But WAIT! Fred and Annie next door called and asked us if we wanted some blueberry pie. Of course! This is the standard operation of how food gets delivered between us and our next door neighbors: over the fence! Photobucket Ahh... a red, white, and blue pie. Now I feel American. Photobucket


  1. Yummy blueberry pie!!!

    Great you´ve got the tickets the game against the Dodgers. Seems you had a fantastic day there!!

    Wonderful pictures! And the photos from the "Skytypers" are unbelievable!

  2. The pictures in this post just kept getting better! The pie over the fence...hilarious!! I'm glad your day after the 4th was y'all's hats at the game, too cute.

    And..the Wimbledon men's final yesterday was the longest Grand Slam final in number of games, but not time.

    Happy Monday!

  3. Glad you had a fun day today! =) It really sounds very American with the baseball and the snacks. And the blueberry pie looks sooooo delicious. Wish I could have a bite through my screen!

  4. The Padres came back in the bottom of the 9th. They lost in the 13th. That game was a marathon.

  5. How awesome! Love how you captured that ball from the pitch.
    You've given me a strong desire to move to where the neighbors pass yummy treats over the fence :)


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