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Ever see the sun set behind a dust storm?

Monday, April 10, 2006

If you're not from the southwestern U.S., probably not. Friday's drive down to Gatesville was windy. A front was blowin' across Texas, and a dust-storm from West Texas was comin' with it. We were between Waco and Gatesville, almost to our destination, and witnessed a special treat!
The Komen was fun. I have several suggestions for the race director, but being only the 6th Komen run in that area, I think they're still 'learning lessons'. The 5K started late, but the course was flat, and there was plenty of water. Of course, the water tasted like dirt, but it was still wet. The course was an out-and-back. And the back was straight into the stiff wind. Afterwards I was chilly and hungry. I found some orange slices and had a little fun.
Saturday night Bubba grilled pork chops and we had baked potatoes and corn on the cob. Mmmmm good. After, we played a cut-throat game of Mexican Train dominoes. I won. YAY! Sunday morning we were up and out the door, headed back to Arlington Texas, home of the Texas Rangers, to watch a bit of the grand 'ol game. It was sunny and warm, and the beer was cold. So, it was a good game. The first couple of innings were a little rough, with Padilla giving up a run in the 1st and 2nd innings. In the 3rd inning, the Rangers scored three runs, giving us the lead. Detroit tied it up again in the 4th, but two runs in the bottom of the 6th, and good relief pitching solidified the Rangers' win.
After the game, we got another special treat! The fans were invited to run the bases! Holy cow! When else in my life am I going to be in the right place at the right time! We jumped on the chance, waited in line and got to run on a major league ballpark field! I hit all the bases around while Nick took pictures. And of course I stepped on home plate! Then it was Nick's turn. We had a blast!

4/10/2006 09:36:00 AM :: ::
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