Well, it is now official. Carol has joined me in the world of geezers. I know, geezers are guys. That is why she proudly claims the title of Geezerette. (If you can purchase Geezerette gear, then Geezerettes are legitimate.)
Here she is enjoying the beautiful red/pink roses I surprised her with at breakfast with the ladies. You see for some time she has had a Saturday morning breakfast with a couple of dear friends. I decided to join them so it is me and the ladies or the three ladies and me. Saturday I planned to surprise her by having our waitress Carla bring out the roses. I only wish I could have seen Carol’s face when she saw the vase. Since I was sitting next to her that was not possible. Well of course she shed a few tears as did her two lady friends.
Here is a close-up of one of the roses. We have great places in Corpus Christi to purchase roses. I found these in the most unlikely place – our grocery store. They don’t look like grocery store flowers do they? I did not think so either. Now I have several rose bushes in our backyard but none like this. I did buy her a new rose bush called Fragrant Plum. I hope it does as well as the other roses in our garden.
Today after church we went to the ball game. Here is the birthday girl at the entrance to the park. Whataburger Field is home to the Corpus Christi Hooks. This team is a Houston Astro’s Double A franchise that Nolan Ryan brought to Corpus Christi. This year they are hot and have one 4-0 record. In the photos below, Carol is in front of the stadium, then we are at the mezzanine level looking down to row 6, finally Carol is waving at me while I am standing at field level.
Pretty good seats, if you ask me. Driscoll Children’s Hospital is a corporate sponsor and on occasion, makes tickets available to employees.
In the next set, Carol is posing with Rusty, the team mascot. He is a hoot and likes to make the fans enjoy the game. In the middle is the meeting of the coaches at home plate, then the last photo is of our lead off batter in the first inning.
Did I mention the Hooks won the game today 6-1? What a great way to celebrate a birthday.
Whataburger Field is adjacent to the Port of Corpus Christi so every now and then you get to watch ships coming into port or leaving port. In the last photo set, the ship Charleston is coming into port. I got a shot of the ship’s bow, then the stern as it was passing the field. A few minutes later, another ship was headed out of the port. Corpus Christi is a great place to live.
At the end of the day, we were both tired and Carols parting comments were, “Thank you, dear, for a wonderful birthday.” I think I done good.