Saturday, March 24, 2007

2007 Spring Training Day 2

Up early, I ran almost 5 miles on the treadmill, while Jack rode a stationary bike. He covered 8.74 miles in 40 minutes on the bike. Afterwards, we had a continental breakfast at the hotel. We eventually hit the pool and the hot tub. Jack is finally making being good progress with his swimming ability.

With a little time to kill before we took off for the game, I took Jack to Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park. Pueblo Grande is a large prehistoric Hohokam Indian village site that was continuously occupied between 100 and 1450 A.D. Heavily influenced by contacts with Mexico, the Hohokam built a Central American style ball court and a large masonry platform mound surrounded by dwellings between 1150 and 1450 A.D. The mound covers 3.3 acres and stands 20 feet high. Although Jack complained all the way there, as we were leaving, he asked if we could come back tomorrow!

Back at the hotel, we loaded up the cars and headed to the Maryvale Stadium to see the Milwaukee Brewers play the San Diego Padres. This is one of my favorite ballparks in Arizona. We had some great seats behind home plate. Prince Fielder's mother was sitting in the row in front of us for part of the game. San Diego's ace, Jake Peavy, started. Milwaukee pitcher Turnbow gave up 3 runs in the eighth and the Brewers lost by a score of 5 to 3.

After the game, we spent a lot of time back in the pool and the hot tub before finally taking off for a late dinner. We walked to Lo Cascio's Italian Restaurant. By the time we finished dinner, it was almost 10 p.m. and Jack was done.

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