Woohoo, time for a big, fun-filled weekend.
On Friday, we got out of the office a little late (the usual wrapping up of work), dropped off the rental car, and headed over to the ticket counter. Of course, our flight was delayed, but they said it was “negligible.” Somehow, between the check-in counter and the gate, “neglible” turned into a 2 hour flight delay. Say whaaaaaat, Continental? And while we were collectively scowling at the departure screen, it changed to a 1 hour delay. Uh, how long did we have to scowl at the screen before the flight was on time?
So we had time to eat lunch, then board the flight. Of course, I appreciated how Continental split the original delay, because now we were delayed taking off and again as we circled around Newark Airport after that. Somehow, we ended up only touching down in Newark 90 mins later than expected. One of my coworkers and I shared his car service back to his place, and then I drove home from there.
As soon as I got home, it was time to get ready for some minor league baseball! My wife’s company paid for tickets and dinner to see the Lakewood BlueClaws play the…. er…., you know, I have no idea who was playing, nor where we were exactly going. I didn’t care, actually, because it was a Friday night. I found out during the drive that we were heading to Lakewood NJ, which is down the shore halfway to Toms River. Checking their website now, it was the Lake County Captains, so…… okay.
By the time we arrived at FirstEnergy Park , it was after 8pm, and they had stopped serving our free food. Thankfully, my wife’s friends/coworkers saved us some plates. Josh wasn’t all that interested in the game, but we were all surprised to learn that a nearby Toyota/Scion dealership was sponsoring fireworks, which was a welcome treat.