We should have known that a small streak of good luck was coming our way. The day before, we were offered free tickets to see the Rockies play the Giants at Coors Field in Denver. Our seats were just to the right of home plate, only 20 rows up from the dugout. We found a microbrew stand, a gourmet hot dog booth, and the pretzel cart almost right behind our section exit. The weather was perfect. I fit into my shorts for the first time in YEARS. And the Rockies were ahead for most of the game, ultimately pulling out the win against the Giants!
And now, that baseball will live in the study as a reminder of such good luck. Cross one off the bucket list.