Baseball is cool!
Seattle Travel Blog› entry 6 of 6 › view all entries
September 7th, 2008 – by: jenn79
We got a little lost finding our hotel in Seattle so Shane suggested I be dropped off next to the Husky's stadium (University of Washington football) since we were stuck at a traffic light around the corner.
No more than 5 minutes later, Shane pulls up with Maresa and Henk (semi-active on TB) and we head off to see the Troll Under the Bridge before heading to Safeco Stadium to see the Mariners play the Yankees! WOW! How exciting, I love seeing NY teams obviously! They're the only teams I know the names of! Jets, Giants, Mets, Yankees and I forget our hockey team but they wear red, white and blue and when they won the Stanley Cup my high school basicaly shut down and joined the parade. =)
The troll was pretty cool and Maresa and Henk climbed it while I took pictures from below.
I saw a home run, a rundown (for those of you who don't know what that is my crappy explanation is - it is when two players are on adjacent bases and another one hits the ball and runs so you expect bases to be loaded. But for whatever reason there are 3 players who are trying to occupy 2 bases and so one of them is out even if they didn't do anything wrong), and the pitcher splinter the bat into 3 pieces - all in ONE GAME! How exciting!! The crowd around us was particularly nice and very interested in Maresa and Henk.
We left at the 8th inning in order to miss the exiting crowd and because I had to go to the airport =( We dropped off Maresa and Henk and then Shane drove me to the airport and waited for me all the way until security! I can't begin to describe how sweet and accomodating Shane is - really a true gentleman who is thoughtful and fun and can talk and talk and talk.
I left Seattle in a similar way that I left Vancouver. Did some seriously cool stuff here like enjoying a great Mariner's game and got to see players I've actually heard of like Ichiro and Jeter, but I didn't get to do any of the stuff I had planned, like eating oysters on the water, running through Seattle's windy streets with a mini-scarf trailing behind me and maybe seeing a cool show at a grimy cafe. But getting to meet Shane, Maresa and Henk was seriously awesome. More fulfilling than sitting around eating raw stuff. As I get older, I guess I'm learning to appreciate people a lot more. And I really appreciated spending a few hours with these three wonderful people. =)
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