Sunday at the Ballpark

My sister and her family (including 5-week-old McKayla) were here for a long weekend visit. I managed to only take pictures of our jaunt to Dogfish Head Alehouse so I’ll spare you pictures of flights and giant pretzels (but you can see them on instagram if you’re so inclined). After our visitors left on Sunday morning, Clay and I decided that it was a perfect day for baseball (overcast and 79 degrees), so we purchased the cheapest Nationals tickets online and hopped on the metro. IMG_6820 We took Weston to his first Major League Baseball game last year when Violet was a stowaway. This may be our last full summer in the Washington DC area, so it was important to us for Violet to experience her first game before we left. And because this past weekend was our only free one before playoffs, it made sense to bite the bullet and put on our best only Nats gear.

So those cheap tickets I bought online?

Let’s just say that there was a reason they were {relatively} cheap.

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Our seats were smack dab in the middle of the very top row of the upper deck of National Park.

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Our seats did allow us to see the Capitol Building in the distance.

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And we backed up against this fence, offering a view of the lovely Anacostia River.

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We stayed in this seats for about 30 minutes – just enough time to finish our beer and hear the stadium boo Ryan Braun (the Nationals were playing the Milwaukee Brewers). Thankfully the kids weren’t bothered by the height but the location wasn’t exactly the most convenient. Once little guy informed us of his need to use the facilities, we left for greener pastures. I walked around with Violet in the Ergo until she fell asleep and then we sat at a picnic table enjoying fries and cotton candy. We ended up finding a somewhat empty area on the far third base side of the upper deck, so we sat there for the remainder of the game.

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Much better.

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I hope our children end up loving baseball as much as we do. In fact, we’d love to do a ballpark tour for a summer vacation when they’re older and of course attend as many games as possible throughout their childhood.  Let’s cross our fingers there is a team close by wherever the Army sends us next.

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