At the Giants Game

Al is a big Giants fan, he has been all of his life, practically, at least since they moved to San Francisco in 1958 when he was 8 years old.  He and some of his friends share season tickets, and this year he had 2 tickets to a game in each post-season series that was played in SF.  So we went to a couple of the play-off games together, and he wanted to leave early since we live 100 miles east of San Francisco, and we would have to drive about half that to get to the BART station.  Then we rode the train all the way into the city, and then walked along the embarcadero for a mile or so to the stadium.

At the Garden behind center field

At the Garden behind center field

We got there almost 2 hours before the game, so we ate lunch in the garden behind center field.  We both had flat bread with sausage and arugula, and it was delicious.

View of the bay bridge and the marina behind the stadium

View of the bay bridge and the marina behind the stadium

After lunch we still had plenty of time, so we decided to take a tour of the stadium.  We went up the stairs by the scoreboard and had a beautiful view of the marina, the bay, the Bay Bridge, and Yerba Buena Island.

This baseball glove is HUGE!

This baseball glove is HUGE!

Then we went up even more stairs to get a close up of the baseball glove.  This baby is HUGE!!  No one has hit a ball into it yet – lol!

There are slides for little kids inside this Coke bottle

There are slides for little kids inside this Coke bottle

Next to the glove is the Coke bottle, and it has all kinds of slides for little kids to go on.

View of the stadium from behind the bleachers

View of the stadium from behind the bleachers

From the walkway behind the bleachers, we watched the grounds crew getting ready for the game, and the stadium was already starting to fill up.

Announcing the teams before the National Anthem

Announcing the teams before the National Anthem

We walked all the way around the stadium from next to the scoreboard, behind the left field foul pole, past third base, home plate, and first base, and finally got to our seats in time to see the teams announced and the big flag carried out onto the field.

Brand new - the USS America

Brand new – the USS America

After the game, we walked back to the BART station and saw the USS America, a brand new 844-foot amphibious assault ship that was commissioned the next day.  We were away from home for over 13 hours, but it was worth it!  We both had a great time, and the Giants won!

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About sunflowerswank

After working all of my life, I retired in June, 2011. I try to use my extra time to rest, exercise, paint my fingernails, play with my 9 cats, spend time with my husband, Al, and cook healthy and lower fat recipies for us to eat. I try to use as many fruits and vegetables in my menus as I can cram in, sometimes to the complaints of the hubs - LOL! I am also making over some of my old favorites to be heathier with more vegetables in them, and less fat.
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