Sunday, May 24, 2009

Hear we are arriving at Turner Field in Alanta, Georgia.

It was kind of cloudy and overcast but we were excited to be there. We left early Sunday morning to get to the field on time....Julia and Voices in the Laurel were going to sing the national anthem at 1:00.

We arrived a little before the bus and found our seats. It was really a neat place. I had a great time watching the guys practice and all the people scrambling to catch the balls that made it over the wall. I was just glad that none came my way. I had visions of all the news channels reporting how a woman was knocked out by stray baseball.
Yes, we forgot to bring a glove!
I was able to use my little camera to see all the way to the home was pretty cool.
Then it was time for us to get Julia to the Hank Aaron ramp so that they could get ready for their time on the field. Keith had fun taking pictures.

Sitting in my seat I got a phone call from Keith letting me know that he was looking at me through the camera from the other side of the field. See you never know when someone might be taking your picture. I could have done without this picture.
Those are the teams that were playing.

Here is the group coming out on the field. The woman in the front is the choir director and founder. And then the third person in the back is girl!
Here they are ready to sing. Keith and I were pretty proud of her.
One of the women who plays piano for the group came up with a new rendition of the national anthem and it sound really fantastic. I was kind of wondering how we would be able to hear them on the field but the sound was good.
Here they were on the jumbo tron.
There is Julia in the back singing. By the time they got to .....and the home of the brave.......the place went crazy! I am glad that part did not come sooner in the song or no one would have heard them finish singing. :)
We had a great day. And I hope Julia will always remember this day. Of course we forgot to record it....she would have loved to have seen herself on t.v.

And since we are not baseball people...well Keith loves L.S.U....we left right after she sang.
I know...crazy.
But six hours on the road is enough to make one think twice about adding another couple of hours to the hind section wear time. :)
We left with some great pictures, some proud memories and a free hat and golf towel which we got after filling out a survey.
I might add that the golf towel will not be used for will become a worm rag.
Can you tell that we are not fans of the braves or golf? :)


MelanieJoy said...

HAHA...a worm rag! Great use for it! I'm not a fan of baseball but I've been watching the girls softball the last couple days! I'm so glad Julia had this experience! She looked great and I bet she sounded great too! Be good!

pam said...

How fun....and that is some zoom with that lens.

Nise' said...

What a great experience! As a baseball fan, I can't believe that you left! LOL.

Anonymous said...

Oh, what great memories you are making!! Have fun:)Good job Julia:)

luvmy4sons said...

That is GREAT! I love that picture of you sitting and talking on your cell. I bet you were so proud! Too cool. Too bad you didn't video it then you could post the video for us to hear it!

ThreeGirlyGirls said...

What a neat time! I'm glad she got to participate in that!!

SunnySusan said...

What a great memory she made....

Denise said...

Awesome job Julia.

Fitter After 50 said...

Oh and by far the best of all....You got to see the Jays play!!!!! It doesn't get any better than that. Although I admit, I like Braves baseball too.

Halfmoon Girl said...

What a cool experience for Julia! Ok, we live in hockey country here, but I still can't believe that you didn't stay for the ball game!