Last week I won tickets for our family to see the Sky Sox, courtesy of the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.  For those of you who don’t know, they are the minor league baseball team, and they play in Colorado Springs.  For us, the stadium is about as close as Coors Field, so it’s no biggie to drive.

We were so excited!  Daddy hasn’t been to a Sox game since he was little, and I don’t think I’ve ever been.  I was a little nervous because it was a 1pm game, and my skin cannot handle the sun for some reason this year.  I donned my ugly grandma-style sun hat, a ton of spf 100 sunblock, and prayed for the best. 

Right as we arrived, the clouds rolled in and it made for perfect weather for the game.  They let us take in a cooler full of food since Caterpillar and I cannot eat gluten, and there were no questions asked – they were great!  I didn’t take my camera in because I wasn’t sure if they were allowed (which they are) and I didn’t want to mess with food and a camera while passing through security.

The seats were good, and they do benches instead of seats, which was so much better for the kids.  They could stand up, hang onto the bar (we were the front of a section) and rock out every time a song came on.

Sox the Fox made the kids laugh, especially when he came up to Caterpillar and pretended like he was drinking his sippy cup!  Oh, and did I mention Monkey was on the big screen while they were showing all of the kids jam?  Yeah.  The only thing that could have made the day any cooler was if we caught a ball.

Which we did.

Just kidding, but that would have been awesome!

We’ll go for it next time – because we are already planning for next time!

Oh, and I almost forgot to mention that when the kids get bored (please tell me it’s not just my kids that can’t handle more than five innings) they have a whole kids area set up with bounce houses and slides and other things for them to do, for a minimal charge.  Coupled with $.50 hotdogs every Sunday, thanks to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and it was a wonderful way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

Have you ever been?  What was your experience like?  There are only 6 games left, so get your tickets and go check it out!

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