Ditching the chores

Before school ended, I told Jim that I wanted to do something fun with whatever children we still have lying around the house before I had to start my new job. I wanted to do something that would get me out of the house and into the sunshine (but not directly into it. I am not a fan of being hot. Or sunburned) (and only into sunshine and not directly into nature. Because even the nature in my yard has tried to kill me. For example, the TICK from two days ago). We decided on going to a Twins day game.

We took Matt and Hayley. They were the only two kids I found in the house. Paul must be somewhere else (he's at EFY).

Because I am a nervous downtown driver (and I like parking downtown even less), I opted to take the light rail from the Mall of America (or as we like to call it, Mollica Merica, thanks to an odd pronunciation by Matt when he was little. Or was it Paul?).

I like light rail. I loved light rail excursions in the Bay Area, and it was an enormous help when we lived in Portland. So don't be hating on mass transit in my presence.

We had seats way up high, but we were in the shaded section (which remained shaded through the whole game) and we could see everything we wanted to see. The game was kind of a sleeper (a fast sleeper, though, taking up only 2 hours and 10 minutes). The Twins won 1-0 on a home run by Cuddyer. Aside from the game itself, we enjoyed the sunshine, the breeze, and the cookies and cotton candy we brought with us to the game (I bought treats totalling $4. One cotton candy from a stadium vendor is $7.50!!!).

It was nice to get out of the house.


Dennis said…
I presume there were no ticks there.
I have yet to see the new stadium but hope to this summer.
Yes, there was a complete lack of ticks. That's what I like about Target Field.

The Metrodome felt huge--Target Field seems a lot smaller, but not cramped. I like going to an open-air stadium.
Jenni said…
Fun summer-time excursion. Very fun. Glad they won, too. I'm guessing there wasn't any rioting afterwards. Matt is looking so Evan-escent!!
Jen said…
That is definitely a nice way to spend a summer day. Matt is not Matt anymore. Somehow he turned into Jimmy over the past few months.

I can't believe it's already time for work to begin. I hope you are excited because I know Mike sure is.