Holiday Road (oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh) Holiday Road

Mikedrivingtospokane.jpg(The headline is a song sung by Lindsey Buckingham from National Lampoon’s European Vacation – when the Griswold family was driving to Germany)…

What an interesting day for me, my family, and the Boise Hawks – ended with a Boise Hawks 6-2 loss to the Spokane Indians, before nearly 7,000 fans at Avista Stadium in Boise.

Instead of awaking to meet the team in Boise at 7 a.m. to ride to Spokane, my family and I took the family car to the Evergreen State, feeling as if I was the aforementioned Clark W. Griswold in the station wagon, trying to find Wally World.

We saw lots of different things – from the bridges on the Columbia River (including the photo of the US-395 “Blue” Bridge in the Tri-Cities), to PJ enjoying his time in the back seat.  Instead of a quick five and a half hour drive, making the trek with a two year old entails patience, as we stopped no less than four times for various things.

PJontheride.jpgOnce at Avista Stadium, I had the opportunity to spend time with my great friend and mentor, Hall of Fame broadcaster, Bob Robertson – the Voice of the Spokane Indians and longtime radio voice of Washington State football.  While I was in the booth, PJ had the opportunity to check out the scene at the stadium – meeting the Indians mascot, Otto – the world’s only Spokaneasaurus (pictured with PJ below).

Following the game was a postgame fireworks show (pictured below) – lasting about 6 minutes or so, twice as long as the 3rd of July fireworks show in Tri-City last year, but nothing in comparison to the outstanding show at Memorial Stadium last night.  The Hawks front office and sponsors should be proud of the job they did last night…A+’s around.

BlueBridge.JPGSpecial thanks to my wife and best friend, Liza, for taking such great pictures today!!!

GAME NOTES – Pierre LePage completed a fabulous week in which he may be in line for NWL Player of the Week honors, hitting .400 with four doubles, a triple, and nine RBI…Alvaro Ramirez extended his hit streak to six games with a single in the sixth inning…



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