Last weekend a couple friends of mine were the masterminds behind the first annual Tailgate for the Cure for America. Matt and Greg (aka Tep1 and Tep2) and about 30 of their closest friends all headed out to the Ballpark to watch our beloved Rangers take on the Seattle Mariners.
So promptly at 1:30 on Saturday, Derek, Meredith, Lauren, Carly, Hailey, and myself all packed our bags and loaded up the car to head out there. Between adult beverages, chips, sides, coolers, and chairs (plus the 6 people in the car) Meredith’s Santa Fe was packed to the brim. But it worked, because Derek got to practice his yogi-moves
We got out there right on time at 2:30… only to find that the lots didn’t open until 3:00pm. Don’t fret, there was a Sherlocks up the street where Marcus, Jana, Rose, and Lisa had set up our own lets-kill-time camp. As the girls all caught up (and the boys nerded out over baseball), that half hour past quickly and before we knew it we were headed back to the ballpark to get the party started.
Cornhole (I refuse to call it bags – it’s the midwestern-girl in me), ladder golf, a wonderful spread of dips/salads/veggies, and two grills boasting burgers, brats, and home-made fried pickles all made the place truly a sight to see! (And yes, you read right, there were fried pickles courtesy of Collin). Not to mention, there were about 30 of us there, we had our own awesome party going on.
Some of the awesome girls at this party!
And a party isn’t a party without Marcus taking down a burger built just for him, so he did. Matt cooked up this 5-patty+cheese creation and down the hatch it went!
Unfortunately my phone died fairly soon after taking this pic.. I know, I know, #bloggerfail.. so I don’t have any other pictures of the night. But between a 4 hour pre-game tailgate, the game, and then a 2 hour post-game tailgate, it was quite the day! The cloud cover did nothing for making the pictures pretty, but it kept the temperatures down and it was delightful all day and evening!
I know I can sound like a broken record at times, but I absolutely LOVE days like this. Nothing but good friends, good fun, baseball, yummy food, lots of laughter, and awesome memories afterward.
PS- Lauren, if you’re reading this, I definitely had nightmares about crickets on Sunday night… EEK!!