We made our first ever trip to Williamsport last week to watch the start of the Little League World Series
and do some camping. It would be our first time for both and we were really excited. We went with our friends Abe and Isaac, and their dad Eric. We left Wednesday to set up camp and get ready for our first Little League experience Thursday.
|Little League World Series|
|First Pitch of the 2013 LLWS|
|Overlooking Lamade Stadium|
We got to the complex Thursday to take in the first game which was Panama
against Puerto Rico
. We parked out in the outfield grass and had a great view of the game. Daniel Fernandez
hit a home run for Panama that went right over our heads in center field. Panama went on to win 9-4 and we headed over to Lamade Stadium to watch Texas
. Washington won that one 8-4.
While dad and Gavin headed up to get some food, they ran into Karl Ravech
from ESPN and Gavin got his picture with him.
|Karl Ravech, ESPN|
|Texas vs Washington|
|Gavin and Abe taking in the view|
There is so much to do there besides watching the games. We spent some time walking around meeting some of the players and getting autographs. One of the players stood out more than most and that was Chad Lorkowski
from Great Lakes
. As you can tell by the picture, he did stand out. He is listed at 6'3" and we are the same age!
|Chad Lorkowski and Blake|
|Autographs from Great Lakes players|
It was really cool getting to see the players from different countries. I had asked a couple of kids from Czech Republic
to sign my book and the rest of the team came over and wanted to sign it too. This was the first appearance for them ever in the LLWS and they were having a blast. One player shook my hand and thanked me for being a fan...he would be heard from again on Friday!
|West...California Micah Pietila-Wiggs |
The sponsors have tents set up all through the complex as well with games and giveaways. After taking some cuts in the Kellogg's booth, we headed back to camp to do a little fishing and get ready for some big games on Friday.
|Tony the Tiger|
|Gavin in the Kellogg's booth|
|Blake in the Kellogg's cage|
Glad you guys had fun! Its a great experience for all!ReplyDelete