Monday, July 8, 2013

Play ball! After the tarps are removed and the rain finally stops, of course!

We went to a Winston-Salem Dash game on Friday night.  We try to go to at least one Dash game a year.  I looked at our schedule and their schedule last week and realized that if we didn't go on Friday, we weren't going until mid-August.  ACK!  Mid-August?  School starts on August 21st so it seemed imperative that attend a game as soon as possible.

And the bonus?  There were going to be fireworks after the game.

But seeing as how North Carolina is now located squarely in the middle of a monsoon belt, it rained.

The game was set to start at 7:00.  We were in our seats at 6:50, glancing nervously at the darkening skies.  And at 6:51, the grounds crew began to roll out the tarps.

Uh-oh, they most know something we don't know.  And then as Dan and I were eyeing one another, a few rain drops started to fall and they made an announcement that the game (which had not even started) was in a rain delay.

We spent the next hour posing with Bolt, the team mascot, and eating over-priced yet very delicious concessions, and trying to avoid the rain that at times was very hard and blowing all over us.

Finally, at 8:25, our rain delay was over and they began to play ball!

The Dash won, the fireworks were great and the kids were thrilled to be up past midnight!

The wet, wet summer continues but we aren't going to let a little rain stop us!


Life in a Small Town said...

The "farm" games are so much fun! Even if it rains!

Grandma T said...

Great ball game pics!!!