Ken got tickets for Anne and the three kids and me at Minutemaid Park, home of the Houston Astros. It was an experience I'd never had before -- what a nice comfortable way to watch a baseball game. In the first picture, Anne, Austen, and Parker are starting to sample the incredible spread of food that was laid out. And for a long time, we were the only people in the suite; after a while, two other families came in. Needless to say, we got the lions' share of the food! Ken did an amazing job organizing our lunch, dessert, and snacks!
Next are pictures of the stadium's interior, including a charming train that runs back and forth on the opposing wall (Anne wants the job of the engineer!); of the Astros' mascot (big bunny) with Parker, Kira, and another child from our suite; of Austen wearing a little batting helmet which had previously held a sinfully rich ice cream sundae; of Kira and Anne settling in to the front-row seats in our suite before the game actually began.
We were happy to be in a roofed stadium -- it rained outside twice during the time we were there. The stadium is very close to all the wonderful downtown skyscrapers (terrific architecture!), and there were times we couldn't see them. Then the shower would pass, and the sun would shine again.
It was a really fun experience -- a very enjoyable day -- even though the Astros didn't win.