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Back from my trip to the minors

July 7th, 2008 at 02:14 am

In lieu of paying a couple hundred bucks to see our Major League team play baseball this weekend, we drove down south Friday and saw the minor league team an hour away. Tickets for the minor league game were $30 for all three of us, plus they put on a great fireworks display afterward.(I thought of you, Gamecock.)

We then spent the next two nights in a bed and breakfast in a nearby town. Thanks to the huge breakfast each morning and a late lunch (and some carefully thoughtout snacks of popcorn, cheese, crackers, pepperoni and fruit that we kept in our cottage), we spent very little on food so we were able to enjoy a trip to the local zoo and then took a cog railroad up a mountain peak today.

We packed the rest of the snacks from our cottage to eat on the train, but did treat my daughter to homemade doughnuts and hot chocolate at the mountaintop snackbar.

We, in turn, were then treated to a woman with four kids having a meltdown over the price of the two trays of junk food her family had loaded up on at the snack bar ($92 worth of pizzas and fries). I was terribly embarrassed for her kids, especially when their mom dumped everything on the counter after yelling at the teen cashier and turned around and left it all.

Overall, though, it was a very good -- and low cost -- weekend getaway.

7 Responses to “Back from my trip to the minors”

  1. littlemama Says:

    $92.00 !!!!???? WOW!

  2. Amber Says:

    Glad you guys had a great time

  3. gamecock43 Says:

    I bet the stadium appreciated your support, and I think the minors are much more family orientated than major league games Smile

  4. baselle Says:

    For $92!!!? Sounds like you got dinner and a show! heh heh.

  5. momcents Says:


    Sounds like fun!

  6. aevans1206 Says:

    If I had four kids, I would've packed major amounts of snacks. I have one, but always anticipate crappy, expensive food--ick!

    You've given me food for thought in terms of a nice little trip for us to take! I've got one large, man sized child and a step daughter who love baseball. Smile

  7. compulsive debtor Says:

    Their trays were over flowing with junk food. I was amazed....

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