|Jacob shooting on the left. The goalie snagged that one, even though it's hard to see in his stick.|
|He scored on this one, but I have no idea where the ball was when I took this!|
We had originally wanted to go see the Phillies play, but tickets for the games we could make ended up prohibitively expensive compared to what we were originally looking at (not sure if it was the day or the timing that made the difference), so that's when we really started scrambling for more minor league games. Aberdeen was only 50 minutes away and the stadium looked really nice. It's Ripken Stadium, named for the famous baseball family, and it's part of a huge complex that hosts tournaments. Compared to most single-A stadiums, this was a palace!
Inside there was a large kids' zone, and once again we let the kids pick a couple things. Jacob wanted to do something like this in Harrisburg, and he got his chance here.
Carter opted for the bounce house first. He loved it!
|Normally I'm not a fan, but it was empty! He smiled the whole time!|
|The Chick-Fil-A cow!|
The stadium was really beautiful, and it was a gorgeous night for baseball!
|We sat in the corner, almost directly across from this spot--blue seats beneath that white section. The building in the background is a hotel overlooking the stadium!|
|From our seats...so close!|
|One of their mascots, Ferrous|
|Party deck area (complete with seafood concession stand!) at the end of the first base side|
|Both boys just HAD to have fresh lemonade. Thank goodness they both liked it and finished it!|
|Cal Ripken, Jr.'s son Ryan was playing for the home team. He looks a lot like his dad!|
Oh, and it was also rally towel giveaway night and Zooperstars night! We picked a great night! It was also a high scoring game--visitors out to a quick 6-0 lead, Aberdeen tied it, Aberdeen took a two run lead, Tri-City tied it.
|You can just see the moon peeking through the clouds to the left of the scoreboard and flag|
|Family selfie time - pretty much encompasses all of the emotions of our trip!|
We also could have stayed for a postgame movie on the field, but it was time to head back (and we already had that movie in the van!). We had a great time, and aside from nasty traffic caused by rubbernecking at a really bad accident on the other side of the road on the way home, it really was a pretty smooth trip. Definitely beat the movie that some of the other families went to! One more day of lacrosse was ahead, though...so back to the hotel we went, and luckily a lazy morning awaited for a change!