Last weekend was the beginning of travel season for girls' softball in our area. It seems to me that there are tournaments every weekend until school resumes in August. I suspect that I am wrong for surely there is a free weekend in that stretch sometime.
Tournaments are all day events; often they are all-day, multi-day events. And when that happens, the whole family is at the ballpark. There are pop-up tents everywhere and electric generators and coolers on wheels. And if you don't have shocks on your fold-up chair so you can rock, you must have missed the memo. Parents and siblings wear team shirts just like the players. And the kids who aren't playing get bored.
Someone remembered to bring sidewalk chalk. And the walkways were covered with drawings and games.
Maddy was there to play softball, four games, all victories including the championship game with trophy and rings. (Although this photo is watermarked DaySixPix, I did not take this picture). And it was our first outing to someplace that didn't have "medical" in the name!