Wednesday, September 08, 2021

Weekly Scribblings - A Fun Night Out; a page from my journal

Journaling (with amplified narratives) -- Take Me Out to the Ball Game 

9/7/2021 ~~  The baseball game ~~ We ate well 

    (Amplification) My driving went bonkers today, I overshot the turnoff to the stadium and ended up on the south side of Highway 59.  So we pulled into a Quick Stop and asked for directions.   That was a waste they didn't know their surroundings there, I think they had just arrived from another country.  To save the day, I had Mrs. Jim ask how we could get to Texas Highway 6. 


    When we reached the exit there was a sign, "Constellation Field" and to turn left.  Eighteen Dollars$ for parking!!!  Whoo, Whoo.  I remember when parking at the Astrodome was only 5$.  And to boot, only credit cards were accepted. 

    Picking up our free tickets at the Will Call window, they didn't ask for I.D, their only comment was "I doubt there is another last name like that!"   Before we reached the ticket taker we were approached by Mrs. W. who was glad to see us come.  I apologized for being late, she forgave, and mentioned how so very few of the 300 invited had showed. 

    After saying hellos to the other two ladies we knew and being introduced to two other XYZ employees we were escorted to the second floor box reserved for our group.  There we were shown the make-it-yourself ingredients for hot dogs, hamburgers, and cheeseburgers.   I had a nice loaded hot dog, Mrs. Jim had a plain hamburger with onions and mustard and no bread.  Also beans, slaw, and Mac and Cheese.  Later we had a frosted brownie cake and a Diet Coke. 

    We chose to sit outside to eat and watch the ballgame now at the second inning.  There was no score, zero to zero.  Our team, the Sugarland** Skeeters, had a home run in the 4th inning to match the earlier run of the opponent, the Las Vegas Aviators.  No more scores until in overtime, our Skeeters had a walk with the bases loaded to win by one to two.  

    The ride home was uneventful and we were in bed before midnight. 

    All in all it was a fun, fun evening.

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  - Poem and Photo Copyright, Jimmiehov 2021, All Rights Reserved 

 - I'm linked with Rosemary at The Weekly Scribblings #86 for our prompt, find them at . 

 - **Note:  Yes, this is the same Sugarland, Texas,  of the movie, "The Sugarland Express." (google link)

 - I have 368 words to suit the "369 or less" requirement.  The complete story with a couple more entries and accompanying Amplifications was about 640 words, I have it published here, 

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At Wednesday, September 08, 2021 9:04:00 PM, Blogger Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

It sure sounds like a fun evening! You made me want to be there with you, among all that friendly good humour.

At Thursday, September 09, 2021 5:08:00 AM, Blogger Gillena Cox said...

A fun evening with the Mrs and friends - Good wife, good food, good friends. Nice one Jim.


At Thursday, September 09, 2021 1:42:00 PM, Blogger Helen said...

My favorite game, food, way to spend time! Love your journal.

At Thursday, September 09, 2021 5:55:00 PM, Blogger indybev said...

"Take me out to the ballgame, buy me some crackerjack .....!"

At Saturday, September 11, 2021 11:33:00 PM, Blogger Magaly Guerrero said...

It sounds like so much fun, Jim. Even more so because we're reading this during pandemic times. I haven't visited with friends or gone to a game in so long...

At Monday, September 13, 2021 1:59:00 PM, Blogger Rommy said...

They always getcha with the parking costs. It irked the heck out of me the first few times I encountered it.


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