Today I am joining in with the lovely Sian for her storytelling Sunday. This month Sian posted a suggested theme of "summer lovin". Well that couldn't be more apt for what I wanted to write about and surprise.. it has nothing to do with the boy! (although that is always a tempting topic to write about)
When in America last week we visited a baseball game. This man is passionate about sport. Cricket is his favourite, but anything with a ball will tend to win him over.
As soon as we got to America he found the sport channel and sat avidly watching the baseball league.
Because we were in the country and because we knew both my brothers would enjoy it, we travelled to Pertersburg to watch a game. In previous years we had been to big games in DC and in NYC but I was told by my parents that this would be different...
We would be sitting on the bleachers.
So we got to the ground and like they said it was a small club ground, close to the action, not many spectators. And there to our left were the white, tall, metal bleachers.
Well, I had to fight an urge to either sing Taylor Swift ( Points to you if you know the reference) or run to the top and sing "those su-u-umer niiii-hiiights" ala Danny from Grease.
I am an English girl. I have watched countless school matches in my wellies, by the pavilion or in the seats at the grounds. Never have I sat on the bleachers. The temptation to sing summer lovin was therefore quite high!
Naturally we sat at the top and watched the game as the sun sank below the clouds. It was such a glorious evening and we looked brilliantly out of place, particularly when my dad started clapping the opposing team. It was definitely a home crowd I can tell you! There was something magical about sitting on the seats that are referenced in so many movies and songs. I felt like a high school student I can tell you! Bring on glee!
You know what they don't tell you about those bleachers though? They are so uncomfortable!
Thanks for stopping by!