It took three tries, but tonight Alan and I finally made it to our first Indians game of the season. The Indians were rained out during our first attempt on April 15th. Then the Cavaliers Game 7 vs Indiana changed our plans a couple week later on April 29th. But the third time was a charm — and the Cavaliers were still a big part of the night.
The first Indians game of the year is usually exciting for Alan because he’s interested to see the changes made to the Kids Clubhouse and the Family Deck. This year he was thrilled to see the return of the train table after a 1-year hiatus! He ended up playing there all game long and made several new friends. I told him he was the manager of the train table, as he made sure everyone had a turn and got along.
Fortunately for us, Game 6 of the Cavaliers’ Eastern Conference Finals matchup vs the Celtics was on a TV right next to the train table, so neither of us had to move….except of course when I got Alan his big box of popcorn and he took a break to go down the slide!
As luck would have it, at the same time the Cavaliers game ended (with a Cavaliers win!), the Indians fireworks show began. Alan watched the fireworks from a great vantage point inside the Kids Clubhouse — really making it a one-stop shop for us on this night.
After the fireworks show, we walked through the party on the plaza and then through East 4th Street so Alan could see what a Cavaliers victory party looks like downtown. When LeBron scores 46 points in 46 minutes to force a Game 7, bedtime is no longer a priority. 😉
Following tonight’s excitement, Alan’s end-of-1st-Grade blowout weekend will continue with a trip to Chicago tomorrow!