Florida Mini Vacation Day 2: 19 September 2022

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Monday, October 19 - Day 2 in St Petersburg

It just so happened that our trip to Central Florida coincided with the Houston Astros' visit to St. Petersburg to take on the Tampa Bay Rays, so we had bought tickets for Monday night's game, and made plans to hang out with a crafting friend of Ginger's for part of the afternoon. We drove out to St. Petersburg to meet Ginger's friend and had a lovely lunch at a Cuban restaurant, then took a walk in the park and along the Pier. We saw birds, fish, and even a small dolphin!

Photos from Wednesday (22 images)

Then it was off to see the Rays Astros game at Tropicana Field. The field is covered, as one would appreciate in Florida, so it was nice and comfortable inside, in contrast to the heat and humidity outside. There's even a stingray tank inside the stadium, and guests are invited to touch them if they want!

The game was a good one; it started off right by José Altuve launching a home run to lead off the game. It just so happens that the Astros clinched a spot in the playoffs by beating the Rays that night. Of course, Baseball Reference has the complete box score and play-by-play recap.

Photos from Wednesday night's game (42 images)