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2005 Spring Training Baseball Games In Arizona

Every year we make Spring Training Baseball one of our “traditions” — something we enjoy doing together on an annual basis if possible.

Here's what we love about spring training in Arizona

Neil and Abby at Hohokam Park for a Chicago Cubs game with the Arizona mountains in the background.This year, we finally made it to Arizona for some Cactus League games.

We watched the Chicago Cubs vs San Francisco Giants.

The best part:

Our friends Abby and Neil went with us!


Jim and Lynnette at Hohokam Park for Spring Training baseball with the mountains in the background.We all flew from Nashville to Phoenix on Friday morning, eager to spend 2-1/2 days in Arizona.

Immediately after landing, we caught a Cubs/Giants game at Hohokam Park.

(By the way, can you identify these Cubbies?)

We rounded out the evening with dinner and drinks at the hotel bar.

The 4 of us stayed at the Doubletree Hotel (where fans of the Oakland Athletics tend to stay). It was a great hotel.

Check out our highlights and photos from Day Two in Arizona, which included a trip to the Grand Canyon and some off-roading in Sedona!

By the way, what are the odds that 2 music superstars (Ronnie Milsap and Phil Vassar) would both arrive at the exact same time at the Nashville airport for a 7AM flight on Friday, March 4th… and end up standing together right in front of us in line at the security check… and then both take different flights on completely different airlines to 2 different places?

Abby and Neil in the 'fishbowl' at the Nashville airport. Seems like it's more of a cell phone area than a smoking area.

Oh, and that Ronnie Milsap would be in “the fishbowl” (designated place where you can smoke inside the Nashville airport) some 30 minutes later smoking cigarettes at the exact same time that I snapped this picture of Neil & Abby passing time there before our flight?

NOTE: I actually took the picture while trying to spy on Neil & Abby in the the fishbowl — because Neil’s story about the smoking spot in this airport was so hilarious! He said something to the effect of: “The only place you can smoke in the airport is this little room with glass doors, and when you’re in there you feel like you’re on display and everyone who walks by is staring at you — the same way that people stare into a fishbowl!”