"Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. " -Helen Keller

Saturday, June 06, 2009

SHOW AND TELL: Scout Night at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park

Last night, Joey and I went to Scout Night at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park.

The game was fun.

The snacks were delish but pricey.

The Bulls kicked the Mudhens' asses.

The fireworks were fabulous.

The boys had the chance to buy tickets to sleep in the outfield. The boys played and got autographs from Wool E. Bull, the Durham Bulls Mascot.





Yes, we were part of the contingent who slept over. And, the ground was very, very hard. I ended up pinned in one position by Joey last night and that combined with the hard ground of the infield made me seriously hurt when I woke up this morning. I was pinned in one position because Joey and I were sleeping under the stars and he managed to kick off his sleeping bag. I am definitely not 20 yrs old anymore...ugh. But, you know what, I would do it again in a heartbeat. In fact, I will probably do it again next year.

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19 comments:

Lollipop Goldstein said...

The Jewy side of me just perked up with the secret project. I love that you slept out on the field. It sounds like fun in story form--not so much fun in actuality. But you do what you have to do for the good story/memories.

Mrs. Gamgee said...

Sleeping on the ground... I think I left that behind sometime around my junior year of college. You are a far better woman than me! :)

Malky B. said...

Looks like you guys had fun. I love fireworks - haven't seen that live in a while.

The Steadfast Warrior said...

Sleeping in the outfield, sounds pretty cool for an experience even if it did cost you a great deal of stiffness in the morning.

My favourite trick. A self-inflating air matress my Dad got from being in the milatry. Best darn things ever.

Barb said...

Very cool photos!

Piers Anthony used to be one of my favorites as well. I still love some of his books, but he got a little weird as he got older, and I lost some interest. However, he did write me back TWICE when I entered a contest they had and sent me a book plate... very nice.

Parenthood For Me said...

You're such a great mom.

Lavender Luz said...

What a Cool Mom you are! Especially to subject your bones to the hard ground.

Go Bulls!

JuliaS said...

Wow - that looks like so much fun!

Delenn said...

That overnight sounds so flipping fun! I love overnights at cool places (Although I find bringing an inflatable air mattress invaluble!)

Looks like a great time!

Carrie27 said...

How cool!!! Sleeping under the stars and the outfield.

Thanks for the nice butt shot of the baseball player ;-)

areyoukiddingme said...

Well, that's probably about as close to camping as I would be willing to get...maybe. You're an awesome mom!

Another Dreamer said...

So neat :) It looks like everyone had lots of fun!

MrsSpock said...

Is that bull's head on fire?

Holy Schlomoley- there are 14 posts by you in my reader- you are a super blogger!

Cara said...

You are the definition of 'good mom' - 'One who will do anything and everything for their children regardless of desire and/or motivation towards the event itself.'

You rock girl!

Beautiful Mess said...

That's SO cool! That's a memory to last a life time! Thankfully the pains won't ;o)
*HUGS*

Coffeegrl said...

Awesome! I really want to go to a game. My sister lives in Raleigh and I'm hoping one day we'll be able to see the Bulls in action!

Cassandra said...

I got a souvenir cup at a Bulls game more than 10 years ago. The cat has been drinking out of it lately, and just yesterday I took it out of the dishwasher and it was cracked. Apparently soda souvenirs aren't meant to last more than a decade.

I still have fond memories of the game, though. The dishwasher can't crack those.

~Tammy said...

Looks like you and Joey had a great time, as great a time as can be had sleeping on the hard ground. :) I love that you're willing to do it again next year.

Meari said...

Love the pics!! :)