Saturday, July 5, 2008
05.07.2008 - 05.07.2008 36 °C
We're visiting with Jere's brother in Mead, Colorado. We spend the morning just hanging around the house and then go over to visit Jere's niece, Becky, and her son, Breckin. We have a nice visit there and then take Breckin with us to travel to Denver.
Our first stop in Denver is at their capitol building. We check out the one step in front of the capitol building that is exactly "One Mile High".
We walk around the area and check out the statues and artwork, including a giant broom and dustpan sculpture in front of the art museum.
We then drive over to Coors Field to see the Colorado Rockies play the Florida Marlins. Jere is still trying to visit all of the Major League baseball parks and we haven't been to this one yet.
We get there early enough to watch batting practice. The boys try to get a baseball during practice, but no luck tonight. Some came close but no baseball souvenirs tonight (I thought one very large man was going to knock Breckin over in his attempt to catch a ball -- I am always amazed at what some full-grown men will do to snatch a baseball during batting practice).
We buy tickets for the "cheap seats" and have a nice view of the game and the Rocky Mountains in the background. Before the game starts, we grab some dinner. I try the Rocky Dog -- it is a disappointment. The peanuts are good though -- even baseball concessioners can't ruin peanuts :-)
The game is good for the most part. It's Matt Holliday bobblehead night, so we each get a free bobblehead. I like free things; even though I'm not really sure what I'm going to do with a Matt Holliday bobblehead. There are a couple homeruns tonight (including one by Matt Holiday the bobblehead guy) and the Rockies win, so that helps make the game fun.