Chicago Cubs versus Cincinnati Reds

Wrigley FieldWhat an adventure after volunteering to get bumped from a flight for $500, I dumped my luggage at the every hotel I was put up at for the night and headed off to the Chicago Cubs baseball game.

After a van ride, a train ride, and a bus ride, I finally made it to the game.  In the end, the Cincinnati Reds finished off the Chicago Cubs 6 to 1.

I got back to the hotel room at around 12:30 AM just so I could get back up at 5:30 AM.

Fun Night with Huntsville Stars and Hope’s Family

Katie Beth Allen Winning Musical ChairsCharlie got to announce the Huntsville Stars’ players in the bottom of the third inning. He said he had a great time.

Katie Beth had been hoping to play musical chairs with Hannah and Charlie in the top of the fifth inning. But, she ended up doing it with two other children. Katie Beth had a blast and actually won! We were all so surprised as she didn’t seem to be paying attention.

Huntsville Stars’ Announcer

Katie Beth Allen Announcing for Huntsville StarsKatie Beth had a blast being the Huntsville Stars’ Announcer tonight.

As part of being an announcer, she also received a McDonald’s t-shirt and McDonald’s Happy Meal.

What a fun night as friends were texting me while Katie Beth was making announcements! They heard her voice and knew it was her.

She enjoyed her Happy Meal even more than announcing I think.Free Happy MealHappy Meal and Katie Beth You can see more photos here. The username and password are “friends” and “photos”.

Huntsville Stars’ Opening Day

We had a good time at opening day. The weather was nice.

We should arrived earlier, because the place was packed. We couldn’t sit in “The Den” with our buddies. Karen and Katie Beth visited them throughout the game.

Katie Beth got to run the bases at the end of the game, too.

Huntsville Stars won 5 to 4 against the Tennessee Smokies.

Our Cat and Homer

We are having a great time here at the Huntsville Stars’ baseball game. The heat and humidity could almost kill you.

We could be getting free ball tonight with the score bring zero-zero in the top of the seventh.

Katie Beth and Chuck “Chuckie” Caufield

We have been away for over a month, but we got to come home to a Huntsville Star’s double header. Karen is still recovering from being sick. So, I took Katie Beth to the game.

Beside getting see all of our baseball friends, Katie Beth got to visit with Chuckie between games. She had Chuckie sign one of her baseballs. Chuckie lend over and gave Katie Beth a big hug. Chuckie asked where she had been for so long, because he had missed hearing her in the crowd. (Katie Beth loves to shouting “Go Chuckie” when Chuckie comes up to bat.) Chuckie asked Katie Beth when she is going to throw out another first pitch.