Compared to the rest of the country, Florida had it pretty mild this winter. It hasn’t been terribly cold, but it has been pretty cloudy, windy, and rainy the last few weeks. Thankfully the sun has finally broken through and there’s nothing but sunshine on the 7-day forecast – beach trip, anyone?
I had the opportunity to attend my first spring training game yesterday and it was such a fun time. Despite living in Tampa for the last 4 years – where there’s half a dozen teams that do spring training within an 60 mile radius – I’d never attended a game before.
Yesterday we watched the Toronto Blue Jays take on the Minnesota Twins at this great, old-school stadium in Dunedin. I loved the small, outdoor stadium. It had so much character and was a hundred times better than the indoor stadium the Tampa Bay Rays play at in St. Pete. It was also the perfect spot to enjoy the amazing spring weather. I’m sure it’s a different story in the heat of summer, but it was perfect for the mild spring day.
I’m hoping to bring Derek to another game in the next couple of weeks. I hear the Phillies have a great spring stadium in Clearwater. I don’t really care who’s playing, just as long as we’re outside and I have a beer in one hand and a hot dog in the other. 😉
I’m still recovering from losing that hour over the weekend (the last couple of mornings have been brutal!), but I’m totally digging the pay off. It was so nice to spend the extra hour of daylight outside last night playing fetch with Maddie.
I could not have asked for a better evening.
I was tempted to throw my swimsuit on and float in the pool for a bit, but it’s still a wee bit cold for that. Give it a week or two of sunshine and warm temps and it should be ready. Who’s up for a pool party?
Welcome, spring. We hope you’ll stick around.