Tuesday, October 9, 2012
We had a wonderful time at the ball game yesterday. Even though our seats were at the top of the ballpark (we were in the 3rd row down from the very top … truly the nosebleed section!), we were right behind home plate with amazingly good views of the entire park. More importantly, we were IN the ballpark, experiencing the thrill firsthand. And thrill it was … after a rough start to the game, my Cardinals trounced the Nationals 12-4 to even the series. Even with all my layers, it was still cold … but it was worth it.
St. Louis takes its baseball seriously … and when the Cardinals make the playoffs, there’s no mistaking that the city is behind its team. Here’s the mural on the Ralston Purina Building (forgive the less-than-stellar quality … I took this with my phone, zoomed in as close as possible … you can click on the picture to get a better view of the mural ... look carefully - it says "Play ball!").
This morning I’ll be heading over to St. Louis for my sewing machine training. I chose to go to St. Louis to buy my machine … the staff at the St. Louis shop was much friendlier, their fabric inventory was much larger, and they have a service person on staff. It means an hours’ drive to the shop, but it was worth it.
This evening we’ll be taking a river cruise with the Prime Timers from church. It isn’t going to be a whole lot warmer today than it was yesterday, so I’ll have to bundle up again. (And yes, I have my DVR set to record NCIS tonight. )