baseball sports travel vacation

Red Sox top Mariners

Our first day in Seattle we took the Link to downtown. After spending the better part of the morning exploring the many wonders of Pike’s Public Market (fish throwing, anyone?) and forcing the boys to endure the hardy sea harbor smells, we hit the stadium district and about a million fan stores looking at licensed sports merchandise. There, our youngest fell in love with a variety of plush long arm monkeys sporting apparel from every Seattle area team. He insisted that this would be his most prized souvenir. We managed to talk him out of the ridiculous looking animals only to repeat the process upon entering the next sports store when he’d spy another display of them.

The evening ended in probably one of our most memorable evenings while in the Emerald City… the boys’ first major league baseball game. We enjoyed picture-perfect weather at the impressive Safeco field and a great game. It was fun to see the Red Sox take on the home team and squeak out a victory. Not even ‘Ichiro the Hero’ with his goofy stance (albeit effective for his solid hits) would be enough this night. Our oldest, decked out in his Red Sox shirt and cap was cheering loudly for Boston. Our youngest… well, he was simply looking a bit confused in his Ichiro t-shirt and Red Sox hat but was having a good time being a baseball fan.

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