Thursday, May 9, 2013

Courtside Seats at the Globetrotters: Doesn't Get Better than This!

According to my husband, my youngest daughter had the "night of her life" court side at the Harlem Globetrotters.  Totally her love language.  Miss A was thrilled when Dad offered her a night on the town, just with him, to see the Harlem Globetrotters.  Basketball Season had just finished a few weeks ago and Miss A was in between "seasons" with soccer and softball still in the future so she was still in a basketball state of mind.

The event almost didn't happen.  Dad was returning from San Francisco when his plane was delayed due to mechanical issues with no ETA in site.  Finally, they announced boarding and Dad made it home with 10 minutes to spare.  Enough time to change clothes and grab the tickets.  God is good.

A few years ago Miss A had the Globetrotters " Big Easy and Flight Time" as her Amazing Race team and fell in love with the idea of a basketball team that was about fun.  Ever since, we've been on the lookout for a chance to see them in person and so this evening was a dream come true for Miss A.   Big Easy was even on the court that night.  Amazing.

One of the best parts of the night was the chance to get autographs from the players. Of course, you had to purchase a $35 Official Harlem Globetrotters Basketball to get the chance, but sometimes these moments can't be judged by money.  At least that's what my thrifty husband was thinking and from the look on Miss A's face she agreed.

According to Miss A, the Basketball Game was so fun to watch: they even did one play in slow motion and reverse which was totally amazing. I'd say of all our kids Miss A is the one that gets the most out of going to sporting events.  She really gets into the experience.  If you throw in the snacks and maybe a souvenier, she really gets into the event!

Miss A is already planning her next big date with Dad and hopes that it might include another sporting event and some famous players' autographs.  I hear the Senior Golf Tour has a tournament near by this summer so maybe some golf clapping, lemonade in the stands, and a warm walk through the course will be in their future.

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