Friday, July 8, 2011

4th of July Fun

We were thankful to have a 3-day weekend to celebrate Independence Day. I got a free ticket to a Padres game because I ran in the Rock n Roll half marathon, so we took advantage of it and chose seats closer to the field than usual. You got a lot more action from the mascots and vendors down there! As opposed to our usual seats where our noses bleed from the altitude and the view is sometimes obstructed by low flying clouds. I was hoping for a ball to come flying our way (my fool-proof plan was to hit the deck while screaming "CATCH THE BALL!!" to Dan), but alas, I had no opportunity to exercise such brilliance. But we did get on the fan camera! They were doing one of those "pick the hat that has the prize in it" games right by our section, and you better believe we were jumping up and yelling in the background! Soaking in those 5 seconds of fame, baby!

As you can see, there was hardly anyone at the game that night. Apparently, we only make it on camera when there are slim pickings. :)

Dan's favorite part of going to a baseball game - tripling up on hot dogs. gross.

A very large Petco cat drunkenly danced through "Take Me Out to the Ballgame."

Speaking of very large cats, we met our friends Chris & Judy and their sons Ian and Jon at the zoo on Friday evening! We'd never been there at nighttime, and we saw a lot more activity from the animals as the day got cooler. This is the closest I'd ever been to a lion before, and man, I was glad about that tall fence. Of course the fence provides zero protection from his "7-10 foot spray"! Fortunately, he decided not to mark us as his territory.

This mountain lion looked hungry and was slowly pacing back and forth, looking right into our eyes. You didn't need to speak his language to know exactly what he was thinking.

It was so fun to spend the evening with these cute guys. I tried to get Jon's attention, but there were elephants behind me that he was saying hi to.

Ian was the best guide - he knew exactly which animals were around every corner and all the best places to stop & play along the way.

Hopefully he ran off a lot of energy and slept well that night!

Great company in a fun setting!

On Saturday, we helped our friends Kat and Burton paint a room in their newly purchased condo. For some reason, they weren't fans of the original baby blue color. :)

We work for cheap!

And on the 4th, Kat and Burton came to our house along with my co-worker Sammy to have dinner, play games and walk to the bay to watch the SeaWorld fireworks. It was a great weekend!

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