Well hey there. It's been a while. How have you been?
It's been a long time since I've posted anything and I was thinking that maybe, just maybe, it's time to change that. I'm going to kick it off with a throwback to last Thursday, since it was a pretty awesome day!
I rode up to Washington, DC Wednesday evening with my friend. The whole point of the trip was to watch the Colorado Rockies play the Washington Nationals. We were there for the Rockies, but you can't just go to the Capital and not do a little bit of sightseeing, am I right?
Wednesday didn't consist of much. It was about a three and a half hour drive north, but it felt more like an hour and a half to me. When we got to DC, we went straight to the hotel and checked into our rooms. Once alone, I jumped up and down all around the room letting the sheer joy and excitement escape before I burst. Moments later we had our tickets for the game purchased and were searching for a place to have dinner. We ended up going to the Matchbox in Chinatown. It was a nice place, cozy dinning with good food, wine and friendly service. The lighting was pretty low, resulting in crappy pictures, but the experience was pleasant.
We didn't head out to play tourist until after noon. The first stop was at the Washington Monument. Sadly, it was under construction, but we were still able to snap some pictures. From there we made our way to the Reflecting Pool, which was actually pretty mucky and then to the Lincoln Memorial. It's amazing when you're standing before something so large that represents and displays so much of America's history. It brings on a very surreal feeling.
|(Getting ready to play tourist, the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial)|
The most exciting part of the trip was seeing the baseball game. It was the first one I've ever seen in person. We had seats above the visitor's dugout, it felt like we were so close to the players! I would get into the game and almost forget where I was, then a surge of excitement would rush through me. The Rockies lost, but it was a win for me.
|(Prepping the field, isn't it pretty?!)|
|(My boys on defense! Sorry Todd, I had to get Carlos in the shoot.)|
It was an amazing experience, one that I won't ever forget. We talked about going to Colorado to see the Rockies play a home game. Honestly, sitting in a sea of red, rooting for purple isn't the most coziest of feelings. I'm excited to see what happens and I'm hoping we do make it to a game at Coors Field in September! Until then, I'll be watching from afar.
Hope you all had a great weekend!