Friday, August 28, 2009

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

While on vacation I went and saw the Myrtle Beach Pelicans play. They are an affiliate of the Atlanta Braves and have been at Myrtle Beach since 1999. They play in the Carolina League (Class A) Southern Division. On the night I went, there was a doubleheader so I decided to splurge and eleven bucks got me a front row ticket behind the Pelicans dugout.

The Pelicans lost both games I went to and with ten games left in their season, they are 3.5 games out of the division lead. Here are a few of my favorite pics.

Pre-game warm up and stretching

Exchanging line up cards and meeting with the umpires

Pelicans pitcher Erik Cordier

The view from section 106, first row

OF Cody Johnson. He hit his 27th homer during this at bat. He's at 30 HR now but strikes out a lot. Got to cut the K's down if he wants to make the Braves.

Shortstop Randy Gress

First baseman Gerry Rodriguez

Former Washington Senators pitcher Dick Such is the pitching coach for the Salem Red Sox. After reading a couple books on the Ted Williams managed 1969-'71 Washington Senators teams, I found out there are still a few players from those teams still active in baseball.

Happy Pelican despite the doubleheader loss. This was Benjamin's favorite picture.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

SC Vacation Pictures

We were in South Carolina for vacation which explains the lack of posts in August. We had a blast and Benjamin enjoyed himself and learned a lot about nature in the process. Among the activities we did in addition to playing at the beach was a round of putt putt golf, a trip to Charleston SC, an adventure to Brookgreen Gardens and a lot of playtime both at the beach and in Mom's golf course back yard.

We had a nice visit from Uncle David and Mom's friends Ed and June. We read, did jigsaw puzzles and played games too. We ate well all week and went on a shopping trip at an outlet in Myrtle Beach and I even got to take in a Myrtle Beach Pelicans game (pics to follow in a later post). I'll let these pictures do the talking. As usual, please click for an enlargement. Enjoy!

Ben & Tweety

Oreo Cookie Monster

Beach time!

Backyardigan Benjamin!

Chill time at Grandma's

Spider that was outside at Mom's next door neighbor.
I have no idea what kind of spider this is but I would
check on it daily.

Beach time with Mommy!

Mini Golf!

Routine tap in birdie.

On the tee. Grip it and rip it!

PGA Tour bound!

On the carriage ride: Charleston SC

A few of the neat houses we saw on the carriage ride

Restaurant outside of Charleston. Great atmosphere
and eats! We loved it.

Brookgreen Gardens Children's Day

On the boat ride at Brookgreen Gardens
This was taken by Weena

Birds would nest here. The barrier below keeps snakes
and other animals from eating the eggs and birds.

Momma Gator keeping an eye on her baby gators.
I counted four little gators.


Flower near the Brookgreen Zoo

Blue Heron at the Brookgreen Gardens Zoo

Otter at the Brookgreen Gardens Zoo

60 year old gator at the zoo, estimated at 12 feet long.

Benjamin the Gator Hunter

Bald Eagles at the zoo.

An owl

Benjamin before we ate lunch.

Mommy, Benjamin and Tweety at Grandma's

Sack time!

Cemetery that we saw while driving.
Good way to be remembered I guess.

Church at the cemetery

That is a long nap!

Twilight beach time!

I'm loving it!

One of my favorite pictures I've taken of Benjamin

Surf's up Dude!

Beach tough guy

Sand spider created by Benjamin

A pelican seeking food

Pelicans in flight

Frisbee time with Mommy

Flowers on the road to the beach

Egret chilling out