But tonight and tomorrow night, Tucson has MLS soccer, played right at Hi Corbett field!
Back when I managed Toys R Us's on the east coast, they were a sponsor of the US men's soccer team and we'd get tickets all of the time. Kim and I saw the U.S. play the U.S.S.R., or what was left of it, at Lehigh University. We saw the U.S. play Sheffield of the English Premier league at Vet Stadium - stopping off on 9th street for a cheesesteak at Gino's on the way down! We saw the U.S. play Uruguay, also at the Vet. They packed the stadiums and the fans were great.
When I played soccer, Kim would come and watch practices and make it to the games. One time, as I was running at Nitschmann Junior High School, by myself and just kicking a ball and getting some conditioning in - I saw Kim appear on the top of the hill leading to the school - she surprised me and went out and bought herself a pair of cleats and a soccer ball, to be able to run with me! So, we used to go down to the soccer field and pass around - she was pretty good!
I was thinking, as we enjoyed tonight's games (Sporting KC of the MLS, defeated the Arizona Saguaros 6-1 in the first match and the Red Bulls were up 1-0 at the half when we left - we knew we had to get up early tomorrow for Kim's Klimb), that Kim sure would have had a good time out there tonight...the weather was perfect and the soccer was great.
We started out by getting some good food over at Rubio's!
Tonio goes for the taquitos and Cody got the nachos.
When I picked the bambini's up at school today (well, actually, Autumn stayed home one more day with me...and talked me into watching the Last Song with her - very sad), we got some more good baby news! Mrs. Rienstra, who Autumn had in 3rd grade, is pregnant too!
So now we have Kim (Angie's youngest daughter), Mary Montes (Autumn and Tonio's kindergarten teacher) and Jenny Rienstra all ready to have little blessings...must be something in the water!