After a pleasant two-hour drive north on Friday, we arrive at our destination; the Jefferson County Fairgrounds. This was not my first or even second choice of campgrounds in the Denver area, but since we’ll be staying over the 4th of July holiday, it was the only place with a last-minute opening.
The location is very convenient for the activities we plan to do. The amenities and RV sites? Well, let’s just say it’s an ok place to crash in a pinch.
We squeeze into one of the tight pull-thru sites and proceed to set up home. I think the back-in sites are preferable (pictured above), but again due to the up coming holiday, we didn’t have too many choices. Our pull-thru site shown below.
Our daughter swings by after work and we enjoy dinner together. We discuss tomorrows plans which were scheduled before our house sold. Yep, I’d say good timing on the closing. Daughter had bought Colorado Rockies tickets as a Father’s Day gift for Al. However….. surprise, surprise, surprise….she bought three tickets. As I’m briefed on the third ticket, I tilt my head quizzically. “YOU WANT ME TO DO WHAT? WHY?”
I’m not much of a sports fan. I usually understand enough to get by. Al and Ashton think it would be fun for the three of us to go to a professional baseball game together. Really? Hum, Saturday was my first day as a full-time RVer. I figured as part of the adventure, I should try new things, even if I’m not exactly interested. The word boring was probably the first thought that came to mind, “Maybe I’ll take a note pad and pen to write a blog post”.
Daughter picks us up Saturday around 11:00 for a 2:00 game and we head into Denver. We park across the street from Coors Field and next to Jackson’s Bar and Grille. It’s time for a little lunch and a few drinks before the game.
Well, low and behold – there’s that Gomer Pyle voice again…..surprise, surprise, surprise. I had a great time and actually look forward to attending another Rockies Game. I was not bored and did not use that note pad. Also turns out, I was a cause of entertainment for my husband and daughter as my knowledge of the game was a little questionable.
As I was rooting for our team and yelling (in a reserved, lady like manner of course), “He’s out”….my hands were making the motion indicating he’s safe.
The game entered the ninth inning tied. I say to Al and Ashton, “If we go into overtime, I’ll buy ice cream served in one of those little baseball helmet cups”. For those of you unfamiliar with the rules of baseball…..there is no overtime…..it’s extra innings until someone wins. “Yeah, yeah….whatever….do you want ice cream or not?” As we debate my lack of game knowledge, a young Rockies batter, in his second month as a pro, drove in the game winning run……the place goes wild……Rockies WIN !!! Let’s celebrate with ice cream 🙂
It was a great game; Colorado Rockies vs. San Francisco Giants and Rockies win. The weather was perfect with overcast skies and a light breeze. We shared laughs, yelling, singing, and perhaps even a little dancing. After the game, we walked around the area and Ashton pointed out some of her favorite establishments for hanging with friends.
Thanks Ashton for a great day!
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