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It was Sunday morning after the concert, and I had a big decision to make. I could either drive over two hours back to Seattle and take in the Mariners and Indians at Safeco Field, or stay in Yakima and sleep in a bit, and then head out to the Gorge for the final concert of Dave Matthews Band’s three night stand there.
I decided it wasn’t worth all of the driving to go all that way and then maybe not even see batting practice since it was a day game after a night game.
Instead, I slept in a bit, did a blog entry, and then left for the Gorge. On the way there, I saw some signs for some State Parks, so I decided to check them out.
This sign lowered my expectations just a bit.
Then I made the precarious trip back down the hill, taking each step cautiously so I didn’t twist an ankle or fall.
On the way back down something made me stop dead in my tracks. For some unexplained reason, among all the dead and dried out brush, there was a single plant that had flowers blossoming.
It reminded me of a version of Grey Street from 2000 where one of the verses is “Flowers bloom in the desert, only hope can come from that…” The video of it is HERE and that verse is at 4:30 in.
It was about 3:30, so I drove into the town of George to see the sights.
My day began at 4AM. I woke up, and got ready to go on a trip that I’ve been wanting to take since 1999. The trip would take me almost 3,000 miles across the country from Pittsburgh to Seattle.
My flight was set to take off at 6:15 AM, I’m not a morning person, so I decided to cut it close by leaving my house at 4:30, so by the time I got to the airport, went through security and found my departure gate, I wouldn’t have to wait long.
About mid way to the airport, I’d realized I made a Buckner-esque error. I had forgotten my tickets. The tickets were to see Dave Matthews Band and were in the Pit, which are the closest and best tickets available. I turned around, broke numerous safety and traffic laws, and went back to my house to get them. In all, it set me a half hour behind.
I ended up making it to my gate, in Home Alone 1 airport running fashion, with ten minutes to spare.
I first flew to Washington DC, and then to Seattle WA. (Of course I was stuck in a middle seat on the six hour flight there, not good for a tall guy like me).
I rented my car from Thrifty, and then began my two hour drive to Yakima WA to check into my hotel. The Pacific Northwest was pretty breathtaking. I took some pictures on the way.
The mountains here put the Appalachians in PA to shame.
View to my right:
I’ll leave you with this video I took from that spot, you might want to turn down the volume because the wind was ferocious.
After taking the video, I got back in my car and made my way a couple miles down the road to the Gorge Amphitheater - Check for that update in my next entry.
By the way, thanks to my readers, as this blog was the 8th most read mlblog in August 2010.