Take me out to the ball game
Take me out with the crowd
Buy me some peanuts and crackerjacks
I don't care if I never get back
Let me root, root, root
For the home team
If they don't win it's a shame
For it's one,
Three strikes you're out
At the old ball game
This weekend my son, Alex, and I traveled to Orlando, Florida to visit the Atlanta Braves Spring Training at ESPN Wide World of Sports. This was a fabulous time together that allowed me to get away from dementia and dementia advocacy and just have a lot of fun together. Half-way down the road, we stopped at Cracker Barrel for our evening meal. By the time we got to the Hilton Hotel, we were ready for bed.
Saturday morning, we woke up early and departed for ESPN Wide World of Sports. This is an incredible facility with so much that someone could enjoy. We toured the facility, shopped and ate lunch. I purchased a ticket for me to go down to the field for their "field experience". I was able to get a few baseballs autographed and even got one for my friend Harry Urban who is a baseball fanatic. He has promised me that he and Hazel, their daughter and son-in-law are coming to see Judy and me after tax season. I told him that I had an autographed baseball plus something else waiting for him and that the only way he would get them was to show up at my house (lol). He probably thinks I am trying to bribe him. (lol)
The Braves got off to a slow start but ended up winning the game 5 to 2. We stopped at the nearest Best Buy after leaving the stadium to purchase some new computer equipment for my office. I like to have everything at my finger tips and like efficiency in operation. I was able to get a 32" computer monitor so that I could connect by new Microsoft Surface computer to a larger screen.
We got home at 9:30 PM, tired and ready for bed. Sunday morning, Alex started connecting all of my computer system together. I shared a picture at the top of this blog of how I now have things set up. I hope this will make me more efficient.
This has been a fabulous weekend and a time to break away from the roller coaster ride of dementia with Lewy bodies. It was a good weekend because "Lewy" went on vacation just as told him to before we departed. I have been blessed so much to have a loving and caring family that unconditionally loves me, cares for me and struggles through my dementia with me. Certainly, there are ups and downs for all of us; but, we choose to fight it together.
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Robert Bowles, Jr.