Take Me Out

I finished off Staycation 2013 in grand style today, taking in the Nationals’ home opener with my brother and my friends Megan and Jim. It started out a gorgeous, warm, sunny day — perfect baseball weather — but even the wind that blew in enough of a chill to require an emergency run to the merchandise stand for a wildly overpriced jacket couldn’t cool off the Nats, who won 2-0. (Two solo home runs from Bryce Harper… I think that kid might have a future!)

A few photos from the day…

After giving out all of the 2012 awards (and believe me, there were MANY), an outfield-filling flag was brought out for the National Anthem.
After giving out all of the 2012 awards (and believe me, there were MANY), an outfield-filling flag was brought out for the National Anthem.
The usher for our section - who is probably in his 70s - very gamely agreed to dance with a very enthusiastic (read: possibly drunk) twentysomething  during the break in the game when they played "Boogie Shoes."
The usher for our section – who is in his 70s – very gamely agreed to dance with a very enthusiastic (read: possibly drunk) twentysomething during the break in the game when they played “Boogie Shoes.”
First win of 2013!
First win of 2013!

Thankful

20121123-000348.jpgThis is just a very small sample of the people, places, and experiences for which (and for whom) I am thankful.

I hope everyone’s Thanksgiving holiday was as perfect for them as mine was for me.