Thursday, March 8, 2012

Thursday - Last Game, Last Day in Florida

The day started with Zach, Steve, and the Bubbers playing 22 holes of disc golf. Johnny and Amy stayed behind to do a little bit of shopping at Ron Jon's Surf Shop and then spend the day on the beach.

After a stop at 7-11 for Slurpies and hot dogs, it was off to the final game of our trip, The Nationals vs. the Houston Astros.

 Gio Gonzalez, Nationals Pitcher signed in the off-season signed balls for the boys.

Edwin Jackson, signed in the off-season from the St. Louis Cardinals, started the game.

Ryan Zimmerman, who plays 3rd base and recently signed a $75MM contract, connected for a home run in the first inning off veteran pitcher, Livian Hernandez.

The Nationals started Mark DeRosa (#7) whom Zach and Steve remembered from his playing days with the Richmond Braves back in the day. Jason Werth (#28) also started for the Nationals.

Although we had seats 4 rows from the field, the temps were so hot that we moved up under some covered seating.

After the game, the boys got some more autographs, posed with a player, and signed a spacecraft outside the stadium.

At the end of the day we were treated to a beautiful rainbow above the Cocoa Beach sky.

Wednesday - Braves vs. World Champion St. Louis cardinals

Pictures coming later

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Tuesday was Surfing Day!!

No, we didn't make the castle. It was there when we arrived at the beach.

In the distance (below) you can see one of the launch sites at Cape Canaveral.

It was very, very windy and there were lots of guys out wind surfing!

A cruise ship returning to the Canaveral port, just up the beach from where the boys took surfing lssons.

Surf's UP for the Bubbers!

Benji's 2nd attempt to stand up on the board.....
 And Matthew wasn't far behind!

Brothers in arms!

The boys and their surf instructor, John.

Tuesday afternoon Zach and Amy arrived!!!
Amy chose Carabba's for dinner. You know she loves Italian food!

Matthew's cheese pizza.