Since I seem to be on a family kick today, I might as well tell you what just occurred to me. I think I might know another reason why I’ve been thinking more of my family this week and reminiscing about them. The World series has been on!
My father was never a big baseball fan, but my mother – she was a huge baseball fan. My brother that’s coming over sometime this weekend is also a very big baseball fan too. So much so that he’s attended Spring training camp games for a few of his favorite teams.
When my mother passed away a few years ago we – the 5 children – decided that each year we would have a family get together. Whether that be in one of the cities we live in, or as a cruise or tropical Island vacation we get together every year. This past year we all got together in the city of our births, Ottawa, to attend my aunts’ 80th birthday party.
We are still planning what we are going to do in 2007 but the topic of a baseball themed get together has come up. My brother was thinking that it might be interesting to go and see some Boston Red Socks spring training games in Florida. The Red Sox do their spring training in lovely Fort Myers in an open style stadium. I think I’d enjoy going to Florida for a vacation, family get together and perhaps to see a few Red Sox games too.
When I see my brother I think I’ll ask him if he wants to do a baseball get together next year, and if he does we’d better start looking into getting some Boston Red Sox Spring Training tickets. I’d love it if we could get some box seats, because I think that would be nice for us if we are going as a large group. There would be at least nine of us, more if some of the nephews and nieces come along too.
I’m liking the idea more and more. I think we should go for it. What do you think- should we?