So we found a farm drive in a rural area of Missouri….

The Royals lost to the Tigers last night but it didn’t really dampen the fun we had at the K.  I kept thinking about my dad and how I would have loved going to a Royals game with him…after I explained why he would have to enter a stadium of a team in the American League.  We almost spent more for food and large waters than we did on the tickets…but I had decided that money was no object last night and was not going to keep me from eating a brat, hot dogs and popcorn….living the dream.

I really wondered if we would pull it out in the ninth inning when the praying mantas flew in and took a seat


I have no idea how the people in the row ahead of him were able to continue watching the game.  I was in the next section and had to keep moving around because it creeped me out so much.

Here’s some pictures of Kauffman Stadium “the K” before and during the game.







Oh, and back to the farm drive.  Preseud Showers.  As soon as we got out of the truck, we heard what I thought was a chorus of frogs…we hopped into the back of the pickup and this cacophony of song? continued…it sounded like frogs…but not Iowa frogs and then we heard a chirp sound…he told me it was just penguins…the longer we sat there in the dark, in the back of the pickup on a dark Missouri road, the creepier I felt until I said..Okay…I’m done…we have to get out of here.

So…back to the home deck where we rolled up blankets to ease our necks and saw a few shooting stars…tonight is supposed to be the best night for viewing…you know where we’ll be.

Until next time…..

5 thoughts on “So we found a farm drive in a rural area of Missouri….

  1. HAHAHAHA ref the penguins. If this was a group of crickets, I’m totally freaked out! I actually thought they were coming thru the tall grass toward us. I couldn’t see the grass but I could hear it 🙂 I’m a woose! and Phil just relaxes in spite of my agony! It’s hard to change allegiance mid life! And NO. I have a lifetime of disliking the Cardinals 🙂


    • The correct spelling is, “wuss”. Crickets are great bluegill bait. Trout like them too. You should gather them for your next fishing trip. It’s harder than herding cats.


      • I am going to wait for three days after you post from now on. I seem to run everybody off. Don’t mean too.

        I heard the penguins were out in Pleasant Hill tonight. Be careful where you walk. Did you ever see any meteors?


      • Very few meteors!!!

        Running people off?


  2. Toads are chirpers. So are crickets. Bull frogs are becoming rare. They are afflicted with the gender confusion that comes from androgyn mimicing chemicals in the water. They don’t breed so much because they are all becoming females anatomically. Toads are next….then manatees and penguins. I’ve heard about the Missouri penguins, but I’ve not seen them. They are elusive like the Iowa snipe.

    Sorry about the Royals. Maybe you should go back to the Reds? There are Cardinals in St Louis that seem to be winners. You could try them. The penguins in St Louis tend to be violent though. Be careful if you go to St Louis.


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