During the softball season, Friday nights are a lot of fun. In our small city, we have Friday night games at a local park and folks interested and involved in softball make sure to stop by and catch a glimpse of the fast pitch softball game. Kids hang out with their friends and adults swap stories and reminisce about how their kids’ last game was while snacking on the hot dog from the snack shack.
This past Friday was no different with the exception of rain in the forecast. You know the Bay area weather report is 50/50 at best. So another mom (you know who you are 😉 ) and I were secretly wishing for rain so our kids games would be cancelled, just so we can get another 30 mins of sleep on Saturday morning and do something different for a change.
Even though our city closed the fields, the problem was, we were playing against another team in a nearby city. Anyone who lives here in Silicon Valley is familiar with micro climates…. and darn it was not raining in the other town.
Finally we decided to pack up and go to the field and 10 mins from the field, the other coach calls and cancels the game. Hurrah!!! except my husband had other ideas. With a truck full of captive audience he calls his trusty companion “Okay Google now” navigate to “West coast sporting goods in San Leandro, CA”
And there we go, over the bridge, to the other side. 2 hours and a couple of Benjamin’s later we are proud owners of a glove for dad, gloves for the kids, SOME MORE softball pants, SOME MORE sliding shorts, bucket full of give away game balls and the latest model of chairs with sun shades. If your kids play softball like mine, we spend what seems like eternity in sizzling Stockton in the summer several times.
Going to the game would have been definitely cheaper. Well at least I was helping with the California drought and I also got ideas to add “Product Review” section to my blog.