Chasing Contentment

Thursday, March 6

Today, Mike checked Griff out of school early (despite being in not so swell shape in two of his classes and having an upper respiratory infection) for their annual Spring Training Skip Day.

The two of them drove to Kissimmee and watched an Astros game together. While they were standing in line to buy tickets, an older gentleman approached Mike and asked if they needed tickets. Mike said yes but that he needed to use his debit card (you can scalp tickets here in Florida... who knew?).

The gentleman said that since they were Astros fans (plenty of logos on them), he'd just give the seats to them. He's from Houston and has spring training season tickets. And if you'll look past Mike's thumb on his iPhone screen, you'll see what good tickets they were.

I figure that even if Griff grows up to hate us, he'll always remember Spring Training Skip Day with his dad. It's hard to beat sitting in an outdoor stadium, in the warm sun, eating a dog and snow cone, watching a little baseball... all the while skipping school.

[  posted by Chel on Thursday, March 06, 2008  ]


wow, you both have iPhones? cool.

By Blogger The Pastor, at 7:59 PM  

Yeah. I got Mike one for Christmas and he returned the favor for Valentine's. They are WAY cool.

By Blogger Chel, at 2:03 PM  

Ohmygoodness, yes, what awesome tickets they had! Hope they had fun!! When I was in college, I had a friend whose boyfriend played for the Yankees and spring training for them was in Tampa. So one Spring Break we journeyed down there. It was a BLAST!!! The though of spring training brought back some great memories for me. I so miss my 20's and all the fun we had in college. Those were the DAYS!

By Blogger it's me, Val, at 7:27 PM  

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