Day 2 of being in the Midwest, and I was excited! On the slate for today were visits to Werner Park and the University of Nebraska at Omaha as well as lunch and dinner with family.
After waking up at 7:30, my family and I headed down to the Atrium to get breakfast. If you are wondering, I had a bacon an cheese omelet with a biscuit, fruit, and orange juice.
I wasn’t expecting to be able to get inside Werner Park, however I was hoping to walk around and look inside, and of course take a lot of pictures.
For me, this all felt natural, just wandering around the ballpark with nobody else there. It felt like I was there for a game. Except it was cold and windy.
Do you see all that tall grass? That’s what it was like behind the fence behind the concrete area behind the outfield berm. I could have and probably should have turned back, but no. I wanted to keep exploring. So I headed out into the grass. I looked through the fence to see the field
And b) was getting annoyed with all the grass, so I decided to head the other way.
This entrance area reminded me a lot of Banner Island Ballpark in Stockton, and almost a little of Target Field.
Very reasonably priced tickets.
It is sponsored by a company that makes windows and doors for houses I guess..
So I could have just walked down onto the field? I guess they don’t keep this place very heavily guarded… Yes, I could have gone in, and yes I desperately wanted to. However, I didn’t want to risk getting arrested, even though the gate was open.
As you can see, I am wearing the Storm Chasers’ home hat, which my dad picked up for me when he was out here in May.
That was it for Werner Park. From here, we headed back to hotel, where I finished up my most recent blog entry, which you can find here. After that, we headed to my grandpa’s place for lunch.
Right outside my Grandpa’s place, there is a park, where my sister and I went to play while the adults talked.
I don’t know what either of these things are called.
We then headed back to the hotel, where we had an hour or two of down time, before picking up my Aunt to go visit one of my cousins at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, where she currently goes.
It was really fun to walk around and get to see the campus and catch up and talk with them.
They have a very nice campus!
After walking around for a half hour or so, we dropped my Aunt back off at her house, before heading back to our hotel once again. An hour or so later, we went picked my grandfather up and went to my Aunt’s house for a delicious dinner.
After dinner, we ate some apple crisp and talked in the living room.
Around 9:30, we dropped my grandpa back off at his apartment and headed back to the hotel.
My sister wanted to go swimming, so we went swimming in the hotel pool for 45 minutes, before I came back up to our hotel room to write this entry.
That’s all for Tuesday. As I finish this entry, it’s 1:08am. That’s how much I love you all. I stayed up late to finish this entry. I hope you enjoyed it! On tap for Wednesday, we have a long drive to visit more of my family in Kansas. I may stop by the ballpark that the NCAA College World Series is played at, but I don’t know yet.
Ideally, I would tour Kaufman Stadium, but considering how out of the way it is, it probably is very unlikely.
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