Sunday, April 28, 2013

Entry 524: Flowers Are Now Planted

In Julie's unending quest to make sure Lance is never bored on the weekends, she decided that we would plant flowers on Saturday. It didn't matter that it had been raining all day on Friday and that the temperature was a balmy 51 with no sun because she was determined to get it done. As you can see below the mission was accomplished, but wouldn't you know it, the next day was sunny and 75.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Entry 523: Houston Trip

Last weekend we traveled to Houston, Texas to continue our mission of seeing every MLB ballpark by visiting Minute Maid Park. We left on Friday and came back on Sunday. We stayed at the Inn At The Ballpark which was awesome because it was literally right across the street from the stadium. We both loved this hotel, but for completely different reasons. Lance loved it because the whole hotel had a ballpark theme. It had baseball statues all over the hotel, baseball pictures in the room, and their restaurant had pretty much all baseball food. Julie liked the hotel because it had really nice soaps and shampoos in the bathroom and the room had leather couches with a great view of downtown from our window. Lance was excited to see Minute Maid Park because of the train and the hill in center field. Let's just say that he was not disappointed. The stadium was beautiful and we had really great seats (8 rows behind home plate). We both ranked this as our second favorite stadium behind PNC Park in Pittsburgh. Enjoy the pictures. Houston Pictures.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Entry 522: Bon Jovi

Lance is a huge fan of Bon Jovi and was thrilled to see that they were coming to Kansas City. Last night was the concert and we went along with Lance's dad, Paul, who likes going to concerts also. When we got to our seats we noticed that they were a little steep as you can see from the picture. The seast really weren't accessible for Julie, so Lance and Paul decided to see if there might be something better. Lance talked to an usher who was in a section with handicap accessible seast and he told us to come over because he was pretty sure that it wouldn't be a sell out. We went back and got Julie and settled in for a great night. Little did we know though that the concert actually was sold out and about 10 minutes before the show was to start, we were told that we were going to have to move. Lance decided he would see what customer service could do, not expecting them to be any help at all and for Julie to be sitting in seats that she couldn't get too. We were blown away by what they did though; they found accessible seats for all 3 of us and they were actually much much closer and they didn't charge us any more money for the upgrade. The best part is that we got there before they even started. Here are the pictures that show the difference in the seats. The concert was fantastic and they played all of their hits for 2 1/2 hours and we sang along for every minute. Here are some of the small videos that Lance got.

Entry 521: A New Beginning

Last summer's drought really took a toll on our bushes and 3 of them ended up looking like they might be dead. This spring confirmed that they were dead, so Lance was given the fun task of removing the dead bushes. He ended up removing all three of them and as you can see Julie has a blank slate to work with this summer.

Entry 520: Baseball Season

We are really excited right now because baseball season has finally started again. Once again we have season tickets to the Kansas City Royals, but this year we decided to do something a little different. The Royals have a deal where in certain sections if you buy 2 seats, you get the 2 seats next to it for free. So basically you are getting 4 seats for the price of 2. The only stipulation though is that you have to buy them for a full season, and we had no desire to go to a full seasons worth of games. We came up with a solution though and found some friends who went in with us and we split the tickets up like they were half game season tickets. Basically what this means is that they get 4 tickets for half of the games and we get 4 tickets for the other half of the games. It is a pretty good deal in the end and we are thrilled that we can do other things now instead of feeling like we have to go to every game. Lance did start blogging about the games again and you can check them out by clicking here.