Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Peanuts, Cracker Jacks, Good Friends, & Lots of Pictures

Wow! What a great weekend Brian and I had!!!! A few weeks ago we received a gift from a dear friend, who knew Brian and I were looooong over due for an "US" weekend. The gift was tickets to the Final Series at Yankee Stadium. A place Brian and I have never been and always have wanted to go. We were so psyched to able to be a part of this historic event.....The Last Series. For those of you non-baseball fans, Yankee Stadium has been around for 85 years and they are building a new stadium right beside it. So much history has been made in the "old" Yankee Stadium, for us to get the chance to go there is amazing!!
To make our trip even greater, our friends from the WAGR Group, Catherine & Irma live close by, so we knew we HAD to stop and see them. Catherine offered her chauffeur services to take us to our Yankee Clipper Ferry ride to the game. Good thing because we probably would have been lost otherwise!
Here we are with Catherine and Irma
The Ferry ride was amazing. It took us on a little cruise down the Hudson River. The ride to the game I almost froze to death though. We sat inside, underneath the covering when we should have been sitting out in the sun. But it was still a very relaxing, enjoyable ride. I don't think Brian and I ever sat so still and just enjoyed the time together of just the two of us. Here are some pics of our ride.
The ferry took us right to Yankee Stadium. We hardly had to walk far. In this picture the right is the old stadium and on the left is the new stadium.
Our seats were great, right at the rail in left field.
The guys that did the field were so great! As they combed the field they did a dance to the song "YMCA"
This was the count down sign to the final game. As we got there it was at - 2 Games left at Yankee Stadium
About half way through the game it changed to 1...sniff, sniff.
Jason Giambi
My personal favorite Derek Jeter.
Cool pic of the pitcher
Johnny Damon
Our locals will appreciate this!
Retired numbers
The game was scoreless until the final inning and the Yankees did win. We then enjoyed the ferry ride back to meet with Catherine and Irma. We went to buy the kids Yankee shirts...Jeter of course, and hats and then we had a great dinner with Catherine and Irma. Our time with them was way too short, but that gives us an excuse to go back soon.
Thanks Cath & Irma for everything you did for us. We had a fabulous time. We love you! Thank you to the selfless person who surprised us with the tickets. You will never know how much this meant to Brian and I to get some alone time. It refreshed us tremendously! We are forever grateful to you!! Thank you to Brian's mom and my mom & dad for watching the kids. We are lucky to have such great grand parents for our kids. We know they are well taken care of and maybe just "a little" spoiled when they are with you, but that's okay! We are truly blessed.....thank you!


Anonymous said...

Looks like you had an AWESOME time! You deserved the time alone.


melanie, aka Mo said...

oooooooooh, What I would have done to send my little Toddi poo to that game!! HE would have LOVED it!! You are so lucky. Melanie

Anonymous said...

Oh, that looks so awesome! I am so happy for the two of you. You deserve a little "alone" time. It looks like you had a blast. Hope to see you soon!

Anonymous said...

Oops sorry I forget my name on the last post.....

See ya soon,

Anonymous said...

Awesome!! What a memory!
It was a pleasure keeping the kids. They were good.
Pics are really good!
Love, Nanny