Mar 2, 2011

Traveling From Seatac - One of the Benefits of Living in the Pacific Northwest

One of the realities of living in the Pacific Northwest instead of Dallas is that traveling to anywhere for meetings except for the west coast takes a lot longer. The Presbyterians for Renewal board meeting is scheduled for Wednesday afternoon to Friday afternoon. The only way I could make it to Lakeland, FL in time for the meeting was to either catch a red eye or to fly the day before the meeting.

Red eyes used to be okay when I was younger, but I try to avoid red eyes whenever possible now.

One of the benefits of flying in a day early was that the host church organized an outing to the Detroit Tigers spring training game. The Detroit Tigers spend their springs in Lakeland.

I love baseball and this was my first spring training game.

When I left Seattle, it was cold and raining. Lakeland is in the mid seventies and sunny. We couldn't have asked for a nicer day to spend the afternoon watching baseball.

There's something about baseball games that's so American. I loved it.

So here's to living in the Pacific Northwest!

1 comment:

teacher_deb said...

"Its a simple game, really. You throw the ball. You hit the ball. You catch the ball. You run aound the bases. Sometimes, it rains."- Character Nuke LaLoosh being interviewed in the movie "Bull Durham". It always cracks me up! Have fun!