Saturday, October 2, 2010
A Great Seattle Saturday!
This morning we took our time reading the paper, and I got outside to pick hydrangea blooms that I will be drying to replace the arrangements I have in the house during the dark months. Then at 10:30 we headed for the light rail and a trip downtown. We met up with the Sounders supporters in Occidental Park for the march to the match. Once at Qwest Field, we collected our eats at the All-Inclusive concessions stand, hot dogs, chips and cokes, for our lunch. Our season tickets are in an all-inclusive section, which means we don't pay for the food. At 12:30, with 36,000 people in the stands, the match began under light clouds and temps in the mid-sixties. It was a great match, with a great result: Seattle 3-Toronto 2. After the match we waited for the crowds to thin, and then stopped at a Starbucks near the train station for lattes, which we enjoyed outside while watching the foot traffic, lots of Sounders fans in their Rave green. We got home a little after 4:00. I called Jill to catch up. The kids were too busy playing to talk to me, so I asked them to think about what they could talk about and share in a Skype call later. At 6:00 they called and we had a good time. They modeled their costumes, told us about school, and about flag football. The whole family is involved in flag football. Corey is the coach, Jill is his assistant, Isaac is sometime quarterback and frequent touchdown scorer, and Irene is the center. One would wonder, why is little five year old Irene the center???? Well, none of the other kids want to be center, and Irene doesn't really want to chase anybody and try to get their flags or run with the ball, so it's perfect. All she has to do is snap the ball and then just stand there. This is a girl who knows how to be in the action and still do it her way. After the phone call we headed to Ivar's for some chowder and fish, and now back at home we're settling in for the evening. It was a great day.