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!