I'm not a huge sports fan, although I do enjoy a good Vikings game every now and then.
But last night I had a rare opportunity to do something different. One of my co-workers had two spare tickets to the Twins game yesterday, and being that they had the opportunity to "clinch" a playoff spot, I thought it would be fun to go.
The seats were prime real estate, right behind home plate and only 28 rows up! The only problem was all three of my kids wanted to go with me. So my wife did the only proper thing, and held a "whoever guesses the number I've written down gets to go" lottery. The lucky winner? My daughter Roseanna!
So it was a date, and an extremely fun date at that.
In the course of the evening we got to spend an hour on the drive just "chatting," ride the new light rail line from the Park and Ride to the Metrodome, eat some stadium junk food and watch a killer baseball game.
Bottom line is we had some fantastic daddy/daughter time together. Sure it would have been easier and more convenient to spend another lazy Monday night at home, but these types of opportunities present themselves too rarely and I think should be seized whenever possible.
Oh, and by the way, the Twins did beat the Royals to clinch the playoffs so that was fun too.
But for me, that was just icing on the cake.