Sunday, July 4, 2010

A Day at Target Field

This Blog site is the result of much coaxing of our beloved grandchildren to learn what life was like in the early lives of Ed and Mary Ellen. These writings will be a joint attempt in trying to capture events from our early childhood years to the present. Wow! That will be a task!... hope it won't be too boring!!

On Saturday, July 3, our grandson Al took grandpa and grandma to a Twins baseball game at the new outdoor Target Field, in downtown Minneapolis. It was hot, sunny and 91 degrees! A good fun day spent at the ballgame! Take Me Out To The Ballgame"! We left Sibley at 8:45 a.m., stopped at Perkins in Worthington for breakfast, then traveled to the game via I-90 East to 35-N. We parked the van in a lot at N 1st St. & Washington Ave., and walked 4 blocks to the stadium. After our self-guided tour of the stadium, we settled into our second level seats, located just past 3rd baseline. What a view! It was so pretty!
The Twins were playing an exciting ballgame....Jim Thome hit two homeruns and Morneau hit one; Mauer and Cuddyer had some good hits...the score was 4-1. Then in the 8th inning after a Tampa Bay player hit a grand slammer, they took the lead with a 7-run inning. Twins lost 6-8. Bummer!! We took photos, ate brats and had a Killebrew Root Beer; I caught a Well’s Blue Bunny Big Bopper ice cream cookie, they were throwing down to the crowd. There is a huge variety of food and beverage vendors in the corridors on each level.
Before the game, a military presentation saluting our American service-men and women, was given. The Minnesota National Guard unrolled a huge American flag across the outfield; the presentation climaxed when Navy Seals parachuted onto the ball field, it was awesome!
The stadium is very nicely designed; the colors coordinate with the blue’s, and tan colors of the city skyscrapers in the background. It is amazing! We missed seeing the bronze statutes of Harm Killebrew and Kirby Puckett as they are outside the stadium gates. We discovered after entering the stadium that if you go outside the gates, you cannot re-enter so that was a bummer! At the end of the game we left through the 5th Ave., gates, adjacent to the metro train and joined the crowds of people heading to their vehicles parked in the many lots. We got back in Sibley at 10:20 p.m., tired, but happy to have this opportunity in making another memory!

Until next time,
Ed and Mary Ellen

1 comment:

  1. Hey Grandma, good work! I think this blog is going to be awesome. We can't wait until you really start telling juicy stories about our parents.