There’s no question that Late Winter/Early Spring is the best time to be in Southwest Florida. That’s why Snowbirds, Tourists, and even Baseball Players all descend onto the area this time of year, clogging up our roads and causing hour long dinner waits starting around 4:30pm at all the area restaurants. Most full time residents choose to go into hiding during this time, but we love to get out and enjoy the area while the weather is a little less humid and maybe a teensy bit cooler. One of the things we look forward to most (or at least that my husband looks forward to most) is Red Sox Spring Training. As a born and raised Floridian, he has been going to the Spring Training games almost all his life and he still gets just as excited as when he was a kid and got to be batboy for a couple games. Sunday was our first game of the Season and was just about as perfect a day as we get here in Fort Myers.
We’ve sat pretty much all over Jet Blue Park, but this time we were inside the Green Monster. Although it might not be the best view in the park, the fact that you’re in the shade at all times, with a breeze and beer very close by, makes them some of my favorite seats in the park. We enjoyed some Del’s lemonade and hot dogs, had a few Wally spottings, and as usual had a great time!
Our only disappointment of the day: A local chocolate shop used to sell their homemade gelato at the ballpark and we were VERY disappointed when they stopped doing so last year. So instead, we had to drown our sorrows in some Culver’s Concrete Mixers after the game…I guess it could have been worse 😉