Last year Jeff and I were sitting in the nosebleed section of an Arizona Diamondback game eating hot dogs and peanuts when a bunch of couples jumping into the pool flashed across the giant Jumbotron screen. Jeff lifted his chin and said, “I could handle watching the game by the pool. You can add that to my life list.” I grinned and gave the chin lift as my mouth was full of healthy ballpark snacks.
So in February, Jeff walked into the house and told me to sit down that he had exciting news. I was thinking life altering stuff friends. Possibly an international adventure? Is he pregnant?
Then he quickly blurts out, “I just got us 2 tickets to watch the Diamondbacks game by the pool in May! I bought them from a local sports radio station. They were doing a telethon and you know I’m willing to donate for a good cause!” He was doing this little happy dance and his sheer joy just made me giggle.
Monday was the day and we headed out to the game. We walked below the stadium to get to the pool which sits just beyond the right field fence at Chase Field in Phoenix. Jeff and I are simple people and we LOVE sports. So this felt a bit surreal.
The view was incredible. The field wasn’t bad either. Hubba hubba.
Jeff ran and got us some healthy snacks. Oh my.
We weren’t even in swim suits but between the shooting fountain and the kids playing Marco Polo, we still got soaked.
But after reading the pool rules, we weren’t certain we wanted to swim anyhow.
It was so neat to be so close to the outfielders and feel like we were a part of the game.
The only thing that would have made the night more complete would have been taking our kids with us. They would have had a blast and Jeff and I wished more than a couple times that they had been there to enjoy the experience with us. We’ve decided that we really like them.
So Jeff and I both got to check an item off of our life lists. I love it when a grown man gets giddy excited. His joy was contagious. And I enjoyed a night of great weather, food, and people watching. The people watching was downright comical.
Have you done anything lately off of your life lists? Time to get busy as there will be a link up to share these items coming soon. Remember life list items can be as simple or elaborate as you want. Just make sure they are things you really want to do or experience. In the past year I have made homemade jam, took the kids to see Wicked, and danced in front of the monuments in Washington D.C.
Blessings sweet friends – JennyTweet