I'm going to go out of order here. I'm almost ready to post yesterday's blog but I have to interrupt this travelogue to say:
THE GIANTS WON THE WORLD SERIES!!
I'm still having a little trouble soaking this in. This is so cool! Who knew when we were struggling, trying to pass up the dodgers that we actually would not only leave them in the dust but leave EVERYONE in the dust?
I DID!! YESSIR, YESSIR, YESSIR!!
How many life lessons can we learn from this? The best one is: Never, never, never give up! (am i channeling Sir Winnie there?) The reason the GIANTS are so great begins with the Skipper, Mr. Bochy and trickles down. The team has an attitude of teamwork, friendship and just doing it right. We have our stars for sure, but even they don't take all the credit for themselves. In a baseball way they are humble. I mean, seriously, when you're really, really good it must be hard to be humble (when you're perfect in every way...Mac Davis) but they respect each others' talents and find a way to use their own talent to make the team better.
Baseball caps off to the G-Men.
Another really amazing thing is that I watched the playoffs and series all across the US.
ALL NLDS: FRESNO, CALIFORNIA
NCLS WORLD SERIES
GAME 1: FRESNO, CALIFORNIA GAME 1: McMINNVILLE, OREGON
GAME 2: MAUI, HAWAII GAME 2: McMINNVILLE, OREGON
GAME 3: MAUI, HAWAII GAME 3: BILLINGS, MONTANA
GAME 4: MAUI, HAWAII GAME 4: FARGO, NORTH DAKOTA
GAME 5: MAUI, HAWAII GAME 5: FREEDOM, WISCONSIN
GAME 6: EUREKA, ILLINOIS
GAME 7: CHARLESTON, WEST VIRGINIA
This has been so great. The only problem is that I wasn't with Dave to celebrate all the wins! We watched together by texting but that wasn't the same. But I did have Emilie with me. The only problem with that is that she's not such a huge baseball fan as she once was. But she's Emilie, what more do I need?
Gotta stop. We're going to Raleigh, North Carolina today! More later