My parents came to town this weekend, and we crammed as much into 2 days as we could! My grandpa was planning on coming too, but he’s been fighting some health problems and stayed home. Wish he could have visited, but I’m glad my parents were still able to make it. We had tickets for the Saturday afternoon Royals game, so they came into town Friday night.
Saturday morning, Mom and I got up and ran a few miles in the the neighborhood area, and I was able to show her some of my favorite running places, including the roundabout fountain and a little pond with a swan.
The swan, who I have lovingly named Edgar, is not a happy swan. I’ve been on the trail around the pond before, and Edgar follows you in the water, never looking too thrilled to have company on his pond. Mom and I stopped to see what would happen, and he got out and started chasing us! We ran a bit and he hopped back in the water to follow us.
We headed to the Royals game around 10:30, there were a TON of people there! It was very warm, and very sunny. I actually got a sunburn on my shoulders and chest, but it clouded up after 3-4 innings, and was much more comfortable after that.
We had great seats, and several foul balls came close on either side of us, Dad actually jumped up to try to go after one, but the rail stopped him quick. Unfortunately, the Royals lost, but it was a lot closer game than the first game we went to in July (with my parents). James and I went to a game in August, and the Royals won. It was a great day for a game though, and the crowd was fantastic, lots of cheering and a great energy.
The Royals won today, which is great. Lots of talk of playoffs, and the Royals have drawn the biggest crowds this year in decades. I’m really glad we were able to go to a few games this summer, and hope we’ll get to see more games next year! Go Royals!
After the Royals game, we came back to the apartment, chilled for a bit, changed into Nebraska gear, and went to Callahan’s to watch the Nebraska/Miami game. The atmosphere in the bar was the best I’ve seen. Everyone was cheering for the Huskers, everyone was cheering loudly and getting into the game. Every time the Huskers scored, a siren light would go off, and everyone went nuts.
There was even Lil’ Red there to get cheer for the Huskers! We’ll definitely be back, Callahans is our official Huskers watching bar! Saturday was a crazy full day of sports! We were pretty tuckered out by the time we got back to the apartment, and headed straight to bed.
This morning, Mom and I went to the KCRC Groupies Sunday Runday! The route was gorgeous, different than the last Sunday Runday from the groupies. It was cool, calm, gorgeous! We saw ducks, squirrels, lots of other runners and bikers. KCRC had a Feetures rep and Sacuony reps out, and we all got a free pair of Feetures! There were Saucony shoes to try out, and even though we didn’t this time, it was great to have the option. I tried Altra Running shoes at one of the last running groupies runs, and ended up buying a pair!
After Mom and Dad left midday, James and I took a wonderful Sunday nap, and saw a movie. It was such a great weekend, and it was fantastic to hang out with Mom and Dad, it had been far too long. Now in 2 weeks, Mom and Dad and I will fly up to Milwaukee to visit Kristen and Thayne! 2 short weeks after that Kristen will fly down and we will run the Kansas City Half Marathon. Yay for family visits!
Did you watch any baseball or football this weekend? It’s fall… cooler weather and football season! Do you love fall as much as I do?