#HoppyFourth

To continue our celebration of the Fourth, we went to a Hillsboro Hops game, followed by fireworks. In contrast to last week’s game, we were on the opposite side of the field. But this had us closer to the fireworks!1It also had us looking into the setting sun — but that was a good excuse to buy a Hops hat.

All I had was my cell phone, so the pictures are more snapshotty,2My calling card ;-) but they help me remember the good times. BOOM!

I hope you had a memorable Fourth, too!

Game night with the Hillsboro Hops

A big thanks to my Starbucks friend1Starbucks is my Cheers. Norm! Rich, who invited me to a Hillsboro Hops game last night. The game was great, the seats were incredible,2Section 11. Row D. Seat 5. Came with free food and drinks. ‘Nuff said. :-) the Star Wars theme was fun,3Lots of pro-looking costumes. Kids in cute costumes. Instead of pictures of the opposing team’s batters, the scoreboard showed pictures of Stormtroopers. If you look closely at the left side of the scoreboard, you can see the batter is Stormtrooper John Riley, catcher for the visiting team. and the Hops crushed their opponents.

Good times! :-)

Take Me Out to the Ball Game

Thanks to a couple of free tickets from Intel’s GPTW,1Great Place To Work, and it is. :-) Jamison and I2And a bunch of other Intel families. went to a Hillsboro Hops minor league baseball game tonight. Even though the Hops went through four pitchers and lost, we still had a blast.

The Hops played the Boise Hawks and I was looking forward to trash-talking our friends there, had the Hops won. I guess pride goeth before a fall…

Now the rest of the family wants to go to another game. It works for me!