The Nadalet Family

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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Wednesday Update from Claire

Last night the Sea Lions won a nail-biter.  We held #1 Lubbock Christian to 1 run, and no home run.  We scored two runs on walks, a single, and a sacrifice. So, no home runs for us either. It was the first series game this year not to feature home runs.

The headline in today's Lewiston Tribune's World Series section said "Sea Lions Take the Wheel."  You can believe we're saving the papers!

There was also some sad news: in yesterday's game, two of Oklahoma City's outfielders collided, leaving one of them with a compound fracture and breaks in both tibia and fibula around the shin. Nobody wishes that on anybody, even the teams/players they don't like.

Lubbock came out mad today, I think. the last update I heard (their game is currently in progress) they were up 9-2 in the fourth innng over Oklahoma City, their arch-rival, after scoring 5 in the first. 

I don't understand the series from this point, because they changed the brackets yesterday. We would have had a day off today as the undefeated team, with teams having one loss battling it out for position. However, we have a game today against Lee University. It would be really nice to have a little more rest and not use up pitchers but we'll make do! Could mean that Davis will get in tonight (and my anxiety level will thus increase!)

I drove Dean up to Spokane this morning for his flight home, and rather than drive straight back, I drove over to Coeur d'Alene before turning south. Very pretty area with lots of high hills and trees, and views of snow-capped mountains.  That gave way to the rolling farmland that goes all the way down to the Lewiston Valley, where there's about a 2,000-foot drop in elevation down to Lewiston, elevation about 750.  the farms are on steep hills, or at least they seem steep to someone whose usual views of farmland are from Highway 5 - can't get much flatter than that.  The wheat and barley are impossible shades of green - lime, emerald, kelly.  It is really beautiful in that pastoral sense, with ocasional farmhouses and barns and teeny towns along the way.  .

Someone asked if we'd eaten a lot of potatoes, and I'm afraid it's been mostly the french fried type.  The food here, to quote the wisdom of the ages, has been nothing to write home about - so I won't, much, except to say we had breakfast at a place called "The Bait Shop."  Consistent with other odd things in town, this was not near the water or by a dock, but on a hilltop.  We ate a huge, country-style breakfast. I'm somewhat ashamed to say I ate biscuits and gravy, sausage, scrambled eggs, and hash browns - and didn't leave much on the plate!  I did feel like a slug for the rest of the day. But our culinary highlight has been huckleberry ice cream cones. A daily treat I'll miss when I go home.

It's 5:30 now and I'm about to head over to the park for ice cream, and then maybe dinner, and of course a ball game.  I'll send an update after the game!

~ Claire

(A note from Megan:  I don't know if anyone is reading this, because usually my Mom is the only one who reads the blog.  oh well.  Also, in case you were wondering, you have to buy tickets for these games with assigned seating... seriously?  It's like having season tickets to an A's game.  I talked to my mom earlier and she was telling me about how there is a couple who've had the same seats for 16 years. Wow!)


krista said...

not true...i read your blog :)

Claire Koenig said...

Thank you krista. Megan assured me people would like to read my writing. I was losing confidence!