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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Every year for my son's birthday we go to see the Detroit Tigers play baseball. This year the Tigers were playing in Toronto Canada. We got our passports, loaded up the suitcases in the car and hit the road. Sunday we got up bright and early and wandered around Rogers Centre. We found our gate and made our way into the field. The Blue Jay's welcomed us with birthday wishes!

We had awesome seats right behind the visitors (Tigers) dugout. We rarely get those seats in Detroit!

Over our shoulders it looked like the space aliens had landed! Phew, it was only the CN tower!

Every fan's dream - extra innings! Yep that scoreboard says 17! The game went on for 19 innings. We were at the field over 7 hours! Unfortunately our team lost.

It was baseball day in Canada. We decided to cross over to the other side for a bit, but we will always be Tiger fans in our hearts!


After the baseball game, we hooked up with my daughter's family in Niagara Falls. We did all kinds of touristy stuff. There was the SkyWheel, to which my son said, I don't want to, I'll wait here - but we coaxed him on. There was the Hornblower Cruise up to the falls to which my son said I don't want to, I'll wait here - but we coaxed him on.

There was the walk through the tunnels behind the falls - to which my son said I don't want to but we coaxed him on. There was the Aero Car over the rapids to which my son said I don't want to, I'll wait here - but we coaxed him on.

Once on each of those things, he had a great time - it was the getting him there that was difficult.

Hmmmmm, which parallels my getting back in my healthy eating, exercise routine! It was really difficult today. I didn't want to - but doing it anyhow and know what? I'm actually enjoying it. It was a great feeling to have more steps on my fitbit by 8am than I had all day yesterday! It was actually yummy to eat some fruit instead of the Danish in the kitchen.

Sometimes the biggest obstacle in my way is myself! Sometimes the fears in my head become my limitations.

Today I am opening my mind and getting out of my own way!

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  • no profile photo CD14811783
    Good for you! Brand new day with endless possibilities! Love your pictures! What fun! Thank you for sharing them.
    2496 days ago
  • JENNEINAZ
    I am glad you had a great time watching baseball. And you enjoyed the time in Niagara Falls.
    2497 days ago
  • SOFT_VAL67
    So glad you all enjoyed your trip.
    I never got into baseball very much, my son did a little while with the Braves, but
    My son is the ultimate Dallas Cowboys fan, I tell him why cant you be a Bengals fan, its like 3 hours from home lol.
    But in 2012 I bought him tickets to go watch the Cowboys play the Bengals in Cincy and he loved it.
    One day I hope we can go to the stadium in Arlington, that is dream come true.
    I am a Broncos fan, but after last Superbowl I guess I am licking my wounds.

    2497 days ago
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