A Thousand Pictures Thursday: The Padres, Some Pets, and a Friar

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Driving down to SoCal takes a while.

About 8.5 hours each way.

There's a lot of this...


But, sometimes there's a highway bonus, thank goodness for the carpool lane, I say!

After checking into our hotel, we still had enough energy to do a little more.

And, by energy, we mean a major league baseball game!

Home of the San Diego Padres, with the visiting New York Mets.

For $12/person we get a hot dog, Coke, and the nosebleed seats.

Only in San Diego, would the ball park come complete with a sandbox!

What the...?! Those aren't the mascots, nope.

Remember, it's called Petco Park. Those are the pets.

Oh, and there's the mostly bald guy in the robe, looking slightly perverted.

Not a Muppet-Hugh Hefner, but a Friar, or San Diego "Padre."

Um. Okay.


A little skyline.

A little Gaslamp District.

A STUNNING moon-rise over the stadium.

Last but not least, a walk-off grand slam home run.
*okay this guy didn't hit it, but he could have*
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  1. Sarah said...

    The sandbox in the outfield is perhaps THE BEST idea a MLB team has had. It's hard to keep kids in stadium seats for that long! And every time we get in the car pool lane (anywhere in the US) it seams we go so much slower than the regular lanes. Bad road carma :)

  2. sheila said...

    Aweful traffic, awesome moon! And you're right about the perverted looking mascot,, lol.

  3. {Kiki} said...

    Wow. I haven't seen traffic like that since living in the northeast. Love the pics of the game and the city outside your windows. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day.
    -Kiki

  4. Momma@Live. Laugh. Pull your hair out said...

    A sandbox is a brilliant idea!

    And the moon shot is amazing!!!

  5. Lindsay said...

    wow that skyline is stunning!! You got some great shots! And a sandbox how fun!

  6. Abby said...

    The sandbox is a great idea! We are going to a Brewers game on Sunday and there is no sandbox there. Too bad, because that would entertain the G-man for a while I am sure!

  7. BMB-The Mom said...

    Our ballpark for the Diamondbacks has a swimming pool off in right field! It's hilarious when a ball gets hit over there!

  8. Martha in PA said...

    Wonderful photos. Looks like a great time. We need to go to a night time baseball game... I want to see the park and the surrounding area all light up from the stands! The moon picture is great. We did see a grand slam the day we went! Love the sand box!

  9. Lolli said...

    That traffic picture made me groan out loud. But the game looks like so much fun! I esp love the sand box idea!

  10. Tenakim said...

    I can't stand traffic, but it looks like everything else made up for it!

  11. ~*~ Melissa ~*~ said...

    Great photos. That is alot of traffic!

  12. Over Coffee - the green edition said...

    Ahh…my 2 favorite places…Sunny SD and Petco Park. Love the pics. Very envious of your little getaway ;-)

  13. Carissa(GoodnCrazy) said...

    Oh my heck the traffic? Where were you driving from??? Next weekend we have to drive from SoOregon to San Diego and now I'm SCARED!!!!!!!

  14. Janis said...

    Ah the joys of LA traffic, I know it well. Looks like you had a great time. The Gas Lamp district is fun.

  15. kel said...

    But you had a great time, right? Becaus SD is the best place in the world.

  16. Mommy Jamie said...

    Fabulous shots! Looks like a fun trip.

  17. The Mom Jen said...

    Fabulous time Kel!! We miss it tons!

  18. Michelle said...

    Love it! I remember that LA area traffic. I have never been to a Padres game but looks like fun.

  19. Tena said...

    gotta love So Ca!
    I use to love down in San Diego!
    Looks like you all had a blast

  20. Dawn said...

    Looks like tons of fun minus the traffic and crowds! Ha!!

  21. Merrie said...

    Your photography skills just keep getting better and BETTER! I am mucho impressed my friend. Well done!

  22. Elaine at Matters of the Heart) said...

    Not sure if we ever talked about this before, we are not that far from each other. Ugh on that traffic... Glad you had a good time.

  23. Mel Fraase said...

    Wow, that shot of the moon is to die for!!! Sorry I missed ATWT, I'm back in for next week!!

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