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Oklahoma City and ballparks in San Diego

As I'm preparing for my trip, I've been looking up the major locations that I'm going to pass through and ordering pamphlets from their visitor centers.

So, I took a look last week on possible routes home because I'm hoping to find a way to squish in a friend who is a bit out of the way. So, along the possible way home, I looked up some places and ordered brochures.

Today I received two and, before getting started on the pile of grading awaiting me on my coffee table, I read through the Oklahoma City brochure. I'm really surprised at the scope of things and relaxed, interesting vibe. I'm actually kinda excited to get to OKC and spend a day or two if able. They've got some neat art and history spots as well as a "river taxi" and various activities. There is also a Triple-A league stadium that, for some reason, really appeals to me. Going to see a minor league baseball game in Oklahoma City sounds fun. I like the way the stadium looks too.

Lindsay and I went to PETCO Park in San Diego for our one year anniversary. I had been to PETCO a couple of times- once during the National Educator Association Representative Assembly. It was a total blast. That time, a whole bunch of us teachers sat in the "all you can eat" cheap seats." We got on the screen a few times, had a good night, classic baseball food... then, a few nights later on the third of July, I ended up at this cool bar that overlooked the stadium. I could watch the game far below or on the TVs. I could hear the crowd live and it was a special game cause Manny was playing with the Dodgers again for the first time after being out a bit. Further, the city was practicing their Fourth of July show out on the ocean, and I got to enjoy that. It was a neat night.

When Lindsay and I went, we rode our bikes from our hotel through the Gaslamp to the park. We had some pretty cool seats near the field by home plate, and had a really nice time. That game ended with a "firework tribute to Hollywood Superheroes." The theme made no sense, but it was fun regardless.

I like the way that the park is built into the city and incorporates some classic looking architecture. For some reason, though, I acknowledge, not too similar, the pictures of the OKC stadium reminds me of PETCO. Plus, for some reason, watching a triple-A team in a small stadium in OKC sounds so America.

I hope my schedule lets me hangout in OKC and especially on a night where there is a game!

Posted by JustinRiner 19:01 Archived in USA Tagged city oklahoma

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