Dine, Play

Happy Birthday ‘merica!

I hope you all had a fun and safe 4th of July! Special shoutout to my parents – Happy Anniversary!!

Since the weather was iffy on Friday and Saturday, we had to come up with alternative plans. On Friday, I had made a six layer Mexican dip, started the process of BBQ pulled pork and tried out a Sangria recipe I found on Pinterest. I had wanted to check out “Main Street Fridays” in downtown Greenville, but it was canceled due to the weather. We ended up going to Dave & Buster’s for a bit. It was super packed so we decided to just grab a couple of drinks and an appetizer at the bar.


Red, white and blue.


Then pineapple joined the party.

I taught two classes on Saturday morning and then came home to finish cooking the feast…mac and cheese time. Real healthy foods to celebrate America. 🙂 We were up in the air about what to do and finally decided to head to Atlanta for the Braves game.


Tailgating like a real class act.

We walked around a bit before heading into the game. I like to turn everything into a history lesson.  I’m not a huge baseball fan, but I love being at any sporting event. I also love thinking about the people that put their heart and soul into doing what they love. Knowing that this is their passion and how much hard work goes into it each and every day is really inspiring.


“My motto was always to keep swinging. Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field, the only thing to do was keep swinging.” – Hank Aaron

IMG_4466While we were standing in line to go in two fighter jets flew over just as the National Anthem was finishing up. Total chills. Never gets old. Once we got inside we headed to the Team Store and then made our way to our seats. Just two lil angels in the outfield…


As a kid, my parents and two of their close friends used to make fun of (and still to this day) the way I used to say cotton candy. Think CON-TON CUN-DEE. I made sure to snap a pic and send it to them all.

No, I didn’t get any.

We decided to go for a walk and check out the views from other areas in Turner Field since it was the first time that either one of us had been there.


IMG_4455We made it back to our seats for the end of the game and the fireworks. Right as the fireworks began it started to rain. Since we had no plans afterwards we figured we might as well brave the rain and stay despite the rain.

“Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better.” – Albert Camus

What did you do yesterday? Do you have any traditions? Favorite recipes that you make each year? Please share!

1 thought on “Happy Birthday ‘merica!”

  1. I’m so envious! I wish I had been there to enjoy all the the fun the two of you had. I grew up with and love baseball – my grandfather played Single A in the early 1900’s in Louisville, KY. To me, it’s all about beer, hotdogs, “con-ton cun-dee”, peanuts, cheering, and singing “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” at the 7th inning stretch — so glad you wrote about it! I’m feeling very nostalgic!

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