Summit Point hosted the State tournament this year which made it very convenient for us. We were pretty excited going in (to say the least, ha) - new cleats -
bright jersey -
plenty of water and gatorade. Pre game time with a very important member of his fan club -
Cierra preparing to keep the concession stand running and us juggling our work schedule... but through it all, I couldn't help but think about my Dad. He would be there. Sitting in his chair, chatting with some of the parents and rooting Chase on. Of course it took us back to last year when Chase went to States down in Princeton. Dad couldn't make the trip but was sure to leave him a voicemail....
One we can listen to over and over again. These would be the same words he would say today....
And just to make sure he knows we know he is with us, we decorated his marker for the duration of the tournament -
The first game was a win, 2nd, not so much. Third, another win -and now this afternoon at 5 we play again. We need to work our way all the way back up through the losers bracket. Here's some highlights of my fav player -
ahhhh - catch it!
he loves stealin' bases =)
listening to the 'end of the game' feedback -
So....carry on, carry on. We gotta win the next game. Keep digging out of the losers bracket. We CAN do this!!
Games cancelled so we ended up with a 'free' day. Yay! We made a run to Winchester and talked about what we wanted to do in the evening. Options? Cannons game. Nope, they were out of town. Concert at Tarara. Maybe. Well...a little too far. Andy? Well, he was playing at Dan's in Boonsboro. We hadn't been and he didn't start until 9 which is kinda late given we weren't sure what time our games would be today. Decisions, decisions.
But, with the games cancelled, I did get to have some fun -
I had not been to a party before. Definitely fun trying the jewelry and eating some yummy food. Decisions were hard here, too. LOL
It was the consultant's first show so her sponsor was there. While chatting I learned she lived in Boonsboro. You guessed it, I asked about Dan's. Here's where I learned the history. You see Nora Roberts lives in Keedysville which is a small town just on the outskirts of Boonsboro.
She basically owns the town, ha! The bookstore - "Turn the Page"
The Inn -
The Pizza shop -
and Dan of Dan's Restaurant is her son. Imagine that! Actually pretty cool. All four corners of the main intersection.
So based on that, AND the fact that our first game isn't until 12:30, we decided to check out Dan's Restaurant -
And listen to Andy -
Now I'm not a beer person (so to say) but Dan's is known for their 24 beers on tap -
Given I'm a light drinker, we opted for some that are similar to Blue Moon and Shock Top -
The buffalo chicken dip was awesome -
The crab cake and steak wrap hit the spot -
and this "Andy" was pretty entertaining!
Ronnie did his share of entertaining - using the napkin ring as his wedding band, lol!
And then of course the main reason we went....never disappointed with this one man band!
It was a fun, spur of the moment night. If you're looking for someplace fun to go, check out Dan's.
And the name Merl comes from...what you ask? Well, several months ago on a Friday Ronnie told me we were meeting Merl Ot at The Barns so I needed to get home. Of course as anticipated, Friday traffic was not cooperating. I explained that had I known we were meeting someone I would have made arrangements. Hmmmm. Once home and safely at The Barns, I learned that Merl Ot was actually Merlot, hahahaha!
The color on Ronnie's Harley is Merlot. How fitting! So, Merl is home =)