My handsome hubby turned 35 this past Saturday. We had a small family get-together that night to celebrate. He had to wait until last night to get his biggest gift from me: tickets to watch the Boston Red Sox.
Back in the early ’90s Mr. C worked in the Red Sox clubhouse at their spring training facility– a very cool job for a baseball-playin’ college kid. He’s been a huge Sox fan ever since. A few years later the team moved farther south for spring training, so he hasn’t been to a game in long time. While he would much rather attend a game at Fenway Park, watching them play in St. Petersburg was just fine with him. 😉
Our moms graciously watched the children for us since we would return home in the wee hours of the morning. We had a nice ride over to the Tampa area and enjoyed an early supper at Outback Steakhouse. We hadn’t eaten at Outback in a long time, so this was a real treat! My steak was cooked to perfection and the sweet potato melted in my mouth. 😉
Next we headed to the stadium just a couple of miles away. We arrived early and enjoyed watching batting practice. We had a great view from our seats overlooking the Red Sox bull pen. The game was tied 1-1 in the ninth inning, so we hung around until the game winning hit by the Rays. Not quite the ending we were hoping for, but we still had a blast.
After the game it took us about an hour to get from the parking lot to the interstate. Not fun, but not so bad, either. We had plenty of time to chat and enjoy each other’s company. We stopped for a late-night bite to eat on the way home and got in around 1 a.m.
I am thankful that my hubby and I were able to have a fun night out together. I am blessed beyond measure to be married to a wonderful, loving, godly man.
Here are some pictures from our evening.