One of our favorite activities is going to baseball games. It doesn’t even matter what level. One of our first dates was a Cardinal’s baseball game, and ever since then we’ve tried to attend at least one game a year. This year we currently have three on our schedule and we fist pump like crazy any time we think about it.
My entire family is a huge fan of the St. Louis Cardinals. Scott is a renowned Chicago Cubs fan who is slowly making the switch to the dark side … where we win … but I’m not going into that right now! I’m just ecstatic that he chose to wear a RED shirt!!! (Progress people. We’ve been together for over eight years, so this is a true milestone. Perseverance!)
Anyways, my parents had bought tickets to the Cardinals vs. Yankees game over Memorial Day weekend. We promised that we’d treat them to dinner and a good time. And boy did we have fun! It all started when we parked the car by the stadium and noticed that they were getting the Budweiser Clydesdales saddled up. My mom was beyond excited.
It was pretty cool to see the Clydesdales up close. They are truly some beautiful animals.
Next, we walked over to the new Ballpark Village. This is a brand new area in Downtown St. Louis right next to the ballpark. St. Louis desperately needed something like this where people could eat, drink and walk to the game. It really is pretty cool. It boasts six different restaurants and is such a great atmosphere before the game. If we lived near STL, we would definitely be down there on game days!
We ended up eating at the “Cardinals Nation” restaurant. It was an hour wait if we wanted to make a reservation, or we could wait for a table to open up at the bar. I was starving and really didn’t want to wait that long, but Mom and Scott waited in line to make a reservation anyway while I meandered around hunting for a table. As I walked up the steps near the bar, there was a table open. Yes!! Dad and I snagged the table and hollered over to Mom and Scott.
We had drinks in our hands in no time. 🙂
While we were eating, we noticed our horse buddies came over to say, “Hi!”
Like I said, Ballpark Village is a pretty cool place.
After dinner, we headed on up to our seats where more snacking and fun continued. Fun fact: almost every game we’ve been to in the last few years, someone in our section tries to start the wave …. and I LOVE it. Every. Time.
Overall we had a blast, the Cardinals shut out the Yankees and we got to see an epic game. The weather was perfect and we got to spend some quality time with my parents. Nights like these don’t happen often, but we love it when they do!
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