Wednesday, August 03, 2005

The Rocket in Phoenix

Alicia and I went to see a Diamondbacks game last night. The Astros are in town and the legendary Roger Clemens "The Rocket" was pitching. What a great experience to see a great athlete like The Rocket perform!
The Diamondbacks ended up losing 3-1. The only run the Diamondbacks scored was a solo home run in the second inning. Gonzalez left a runner in scoring position at least twice. He never even made it on base! What a dissapointment!

After the game, we funneled our way outside only to find that there was a DOWNPOUR!!! We waited for it to pass, but after about 15 minutes we saw that we were going to have to make a run for it. The car was about four blocks away, but we were completely soaked in the first four steps! Good thing Alicia has a good sense of direction because I couldn't see, the rain was coming down that hard! We were dodging water coming off the raingutters like fire hoses, then wading through puddles up to our knees the size of small lakes! I was protecting the digital camera from getting wet while trying not to get hit by cars leaving the parking lots. When we finally got to the car, it was a huge relief.

Driving home wasn't too bad, until we pulled off the I-10 going east on the 60. All we saw were headlights. The freeway was in a standstill! It took us about an hour to get from the 60 and I-10 to the 60 and the 101! That's an hour for, like five miles! By the time I got home it was around 11:15 pm and there was loud cracking from the lightning. I didn't get to sleep until around midnight, but I still got up at 5 am to excercise at Lifetime Fitness! That's why my head is bobbing while writing this blog....I'm so tired!

It was all worth it...a memory that will last a lifetime!