Las Vegas Softball Tourney & an unexpected detour to Cali


We spent last weekend in Las Vegas at Madi’s softball tournament.  Normally, this time of year would mean gorgeous, warm weather for Las Vegas.  I was sooo looking forward to wearing shorts and sitting in the warm sunshine watching softball games.  Well, Mother Nature had other plans apparently!  A cold front moved up through Nevada and Utah, and it was freezing in Vegas!  All weekend!  Ugh!  It was snowing in Utah, so it could have been worse for us!  At least it was sunny for the most part, but the temps were only in the upper 50’s along with a very chilly wind!  We had a great time though, and Madi’s team did really well.  They were knocked out just before the semi-finals in a game that lasted over 2.5 hours and went in to extra innings twice!  It was crazy!  This is a new team for Madi and her first real tournament with them.  She and her good friend Lexi have played on the same team since they were 7!  This is the first year they have been on different teams.  It has been an adjustment for sure! 

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Madi’s team had a lucky draw during ‘pool play’ which meant they were through early on Saturday (2:20pm), so we had the rest of the day ahead of us with no real plans.  Hmmmmm…..what to do?  Well, we were only 3 hours away from Tyson, and he had a football game at 7:00 on Saturday night.  Should we drive to Redlands and see Tyson?  Madi hadn’t seen Tyson since he left for school 2 months ago, and Tyson hadn’t met Chloe yet…..easy decision! We headed to Redlands!!!  It was awesome!  We arrived right at kickoff!  We got to spend about 30-45 minutes with Tyson after the game and it was so good to see him.  His face lit up when he saw Madi and I think she was pretty darn excited to see him too!  After T changed out of his uniform, we met him at his dorm so Madi could see where he lived, and so Tyson could show Chloe around to all the girls!  At one time we had about 8 girls crammed into Tyson’s dorm room cooing over Chloe!  We had to get back on the road though, as Madi had and early game schedule in Vegas for the next morning. It was a really fun trip, and even more exciting that we could take a slight detour to see Tyson!

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4 thoughts on “Las Vegas Softball Tourney & an unexpected detour to Cali”

  1. Paris - October 17, 2008 11:08 am

    So cool that you did the detour to Cali!! Love spontaneous decisions like that!! Sorry it was so cold in LV. What’s up with that??!! Glad that Madi’s team did so well. Miss you!!

  2. shauna - October 23, 2008 8:23 pm

    now that’s what i call a weekend!!! woo hoo!

  3. marlo knox - October 30, 2008 11:32 pm

    Very cool that you got to see Tyson. I’m sure seeing Madi put a huge smile on his face.

  4. Tyson - December 8, 2008 11:14 am

    Haha Dad looks like he strangling Chloe


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