Monday, October 26, 2009

Deep in the Heart of Texas

Last month I took a trip to Texas to take in games at the baseball stadiums in Houston and Dallas. The retractable roof at Minute Maid Park in Houston was closed for the Astros game because of the threat of rain. (Left: The roof was closed in Houston.)

The next day I drove to Dallas and despite it raining 5 inches that day, the Rangers played a twi-light doubleheader at The Ballpark in Arlington that evening because the game the previous evening had been washed out. I watched both games of the twinbill but it made for a long drive back to my hotel in Houston that night (it’s 250 miles each way). (Right: Despite a deluge during the day, they played two that night in Arlington.)

I really liked Minute Maid Park in Houston, it was a fun place to watch a baseball game. There was nothing special about the baseball stadium in Arlington although it did have good barbecue. The best thing about it actually was the presence nearby of the Dallas Cowboys’ brand new one billion dollar stadium. It looked like the District 9 spaceship had settled onto the ground right there in the mega-parking lot. (Left: The new digs of America's Team.)


Rainmaker said...

Holy cow - 250 miles post-game? The post-game show doesn't even cover that distance. Damn impressive dedication to the cause.

Jade Lady said... least someone is nice enough to inform me of what things in TX look like outside of Austin!

Sounds like you are enjoying TX (minus the 5 inches)!

Danielle in Iowa said...

It does look like a spaceship!