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    • Day 4

      We made it!!

      March 11, 2023 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 14 °C

      We did make it to our final destination last night! Cotton Lane RV Resort in Goodyear, AZ close to Phoenix and in the middle of the 10 stadium where the spring training games will be.
      It will be great to stay put in one place and not have to get up and go! We do have our first Dodger game today. Let the fun times begin!!
      Update on Marvin Molasses: he put a patch on the nail hole in our tire because he couldn't find the tool to plug the hole like a normal person would do. He charged $25 for an hour and a half labor that Les Shwabb does for free in ten minutes, which would've been fine if it worked, since we were way out in the desert, but....alas, it did not...the tire was flat by the end of the day. Randy had to put on the spare so we can take the tire to Les Shwabb.
      Stay tuned for tomorrow's adventures!!
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    • Day 7

      Two more games

      March 14, 2023 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

      Today we go to two more games but at different parks. At Peoria Sports Complex we watch the Royals and Mariners at 1, then at 6 we watch the Rockies and Cubs at the Sloan Stadium, for you guys that are in the know. Before we go watch baseball, we will have time to have fun swimming and playing pickle ball at the RV resort. Another fun day!!
      We ended up missing the second game because on the way there we were in an accident. A young girl ran the yellow light from the left turn lane and we hit her passenger back door as we entered the intersection when our light turned green. Both airbags went off. Thankfully no one was badly hurt . The police were there right away but by the time that was all done, the body shop was closed, tow truck was 2 hours away, Entreprise rental car was closed, so we just went back 3 miles to the RV and crashed for the night, just glad we weren't in the hospital.
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    • Day 9

      Tired of baseball games yet????

      March 16, 2023 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 13 °C

      Today, we all slept in...all the driving, crashing, sitting, and cheering are catching up with us. At 1 we go back to Scottsdale to Salt River Fields to watch the Colorado Rockies vs. San Diego Padres. At 6 we go to Camelback Ranch to see the Dodgers play the Rangers. Get ready for another baseball day!!!Read more

    • Day 11

      Snowbirds

      March 18, 2023 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

      Tonight we're going to go spend the evening with some real snowbirds from back home in Oregon. They spend the winter in Arizona playing pickle ball and golf. Of course, that will be after we go to a Dodger game!!Read more

    • Day 13

      Scottsdale treasures

      March 20, 2023 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 15 °C

      Today we are going to explore Scottsdale. The Butterfly Wonderland at the Arizona Boardwalk will be magical. The Frank Lloyd Wright' Museum Taliesin West will be inspiring! The Celebration of Art Show will be a creative fest! So looking forward to all of it!!!
      It all was all fabulous and then we ate at the best and most authentic italian restaurant I've ever eaten at!
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    • Day 17

      Now drive, drive

      March 24, 2023 in the United States

      Time to leave Arizona and head back to Oregon...I miss mountains and trees!! Long day of uneventful driving except for lots of wind. We made it to Tehapachi , just about to Bakersfield on 40 West. We are staying at a sad little RV Park called Mountain Valley. It is so cold here. It's going to get to 27 degrees. We are right by an airport full of small airplanes that take gliders up in the sky. Tomorrow they are taking up 44 people. Would be fun to watch, but we will be driving on, hopefully to Sacramento, so we can make it home the next day. I slept in the back most of the day while poor Randy drove, trying to get rid of this cold and congestion! Hope I can sleep tonight!Read more

    • Day 6

      Ready for guests!!

      March 13, 2023 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 13 °C

      We are ready for our baseball loving guests! We pick Justin and Tanner up from the airport at 9 am, drive straight to the stadium since they open the parking lot at 10, have a tailgate lunch while we wait for gates to open at 11:30 , try to get autographs before the game starts at 1 at Camelback Ranch. We have great seats just to the right of home plate where we can see inside the Dodger dugout. Many pictures to come!! Right after that game we drive to Phoenix to the Diamondback Stadium to watch the U.S. TEAM play in the World Baseball Classic tournament at 7. We lucked out that they have a game in Phoenix. Not so lucky that all the best players of every team are playing at WBC instead of Spring Training games. U.S. team won the last tourny in 2017. They skipped one in 2021 for covid. Dominican Republic won the previous one in 2013, Japan won in 2009. Those 3 same teams are favored to battle it out this year too. They each are predicted to win their pool of 4 teams . U.S. will play Canada, Columbia, and Mexico. Today they play Canada. Should be a great game!!Read more

    • Day 8

      It rains in the desert

      March 15, 2023 in the United States ⋅ 🌧 15 °C

      First order of the day: we have to get a rental car. Entreprise picked Randy up at the Rv. When he came back with the car, we took the wrecked car to the body shop and then went on to Scottsdale (past Phoenix) to the Odysea acquarium at the Arizona Boardwalk in Talking Stick. It was the perfect day for an indoor activity. It rained most of the day, but they still didn't cancel the 6 pm Dodger game until right before, after we had already driven back to the Rv and to Camelback Stadium.. Fortunately, that was just enough time to get tickets and drive back to Phoenix to the Diamondback Stadium for the World Baseball Classic game of USA vs. Columbia, which they won 3 to 2. Now USA goes to the Quarterfinals in Miami... and hopefully all the way to Tokyo for the final. It was a great game, huge stadium full of fans, but we missed Kershaw pitching.Read more

    • Day 10

      Last day with the boys

      March 17, 2023 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 14 °C

      Justin and Tanner are going back home today.....but that won't stop us from watching more games....we have 3 left: one Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. It's been so wonderful having them here, sharing in their excitement and baseball knowledge, and just loving being with them!! We've had a fabulous time!! Oh yea, it's St. Patrick's Day!! We are surrounded by green!!! Even the Padres are wearing green hats! The RV Resort had a golf cart parade all decorated for St. Paddy...no pictures, but you can just imagine it!!Read more

    • Day 12

      Last game

      March 19, 2023 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 15 °C

      Today is the last game. We still ended up seeing 10 games even though one was rained out and one was right after the accident, because we ended up adding the two USA team games. Tips for next time: two games every day is alot, even though they are at 1 and 6. There is alot of travel time, especially with traffic, in between stadiums spread out all around the Phoenix area. It doesn't allow much time for dinner had lots of sandwiches on the go. The food at the games is not gluten free or good for my stomach , and although you are sitting for hours, it is still tiring somehow. They are very strict about not taking in any food, only an unopened water bottle each in a clear bag.Get preferred parking on Seatgeek at Camelback for $1 ($6 with fees). The best chance you have to get autographs and see the players up close is to go watch them practice in the fields around the stadiums before their game for the day at either 9-1130 or 2-430 which we couldnt do when we had 2 games. We only got to go to 3 of the 10 stadiums (we missed Sloan Park), plus the Diamondbacks' stadium, because our main goal was to see all the Dodger games during our week here. Our second week here is all about art and nature. Stay tuned for more adventures to come!!Read more

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