How many times does a Falcon take a dump each day?
Yes, this is what we were asking ourselves on Saturday as we sat watching the DiamondBacks play the Cincinnati Reds.
We arrive at the ballpark early to take in the sights and to get to our seats not to miss a second of the ball game. It is a beautiful day and the smell of hot dogs in the air!
We sat in Section 207 row 12 seats 3-8. The BEST seats in the house!!! When I say the best I mean there are no other seats as entertaining as these!!!!
Shortly after we are seated a Diamond Backs service representative came down to talk with the people seated in the two rows directly in front of us. He shared with them that there was a falcon living in the rafter just above us. We all turn our heads upward and sure enough there was a falcon directly above us.
He then said that they had a suite they could sit in and he would escort them up to it. I then thought to myself why are they talking to the two rows in front of us and not us, we are directly below the falcon what about a suite for us??? At that moment in time I did not know just how entertaining my seat would become. Just then another D-backs employee came down to wipe off the chairs in front of us. They were covered in Falcon Dodo! It seemed that even though the Falcon was directly above us when he did his business the wind would take it to the rows in front of us. As the time passed before the game the D-back's employee came multiple times escorting groups of people up to the suite.
The game starts...
A few minutes in, a group of young women in their high heels, short shorts and Designer bags sit down in the drop zone! Just as we are discussing how to tell them, The dodo flies! The volume of dodo a falcon releases was amazing! Who would have thought one bird could do that kind of damage! The poor girl was covered, it wasn't a direct hit on the head but it got her good on the right shoulder, arm, lap and full right leg. She froze in shock not knowing what had happened and just then another dump. She knew it then. She quickly rose with her arms and legs frozen outward did the robot walk up the stairs to the restroom. I was laughing so hard I had to wipe away the tears. My face was covered in my shirt so there was no way I could take a photo! I am really wishing I had the composure enough to get the shot.
I felt so bad. After I gained my composure I followed the group upstairs to tell them about the facility moving people to a suite. But, my guess is those were not their seats to begin with. As I reach the top I see her friends. Two are still laughing and the third is gagging. I tell them... and they are grateful. Could it get better than this? ohhh yes it could... My aunt Sal turned to me and said where is Jess? (She had taken Payton to the bathroom *snerk*) We did not realize where she was and were bummed that she had missed the SHOW! Just then she came back to the seats and said "You will not BELIEVE what I just saw in the bathroom!!!!!" And in unison Sal and I say OH Yes we can! Again I am laughing so hard I'm crying. She then Googles how often does a Falcon take a dump? 48 times a day! So, that means we can expect another drop in about 25-30 minutes.
Jess, Payton and Eldon
Sally and Mike
Spring training is always so much fun... but much better enjoyed with a falcon!
Baby Addison was visiting from Denver this past weekend and I grabbed her from her mother and father who were in Phoenix for a Young Life conference. Actually her grandmother who is my mothers cousin was babysitting her at my house and we nabbed her for a couple of photo shoots. You might say a couple of photo shoots? ... well I just couldn't get enough of this gorgeous baby model and her Nona (aka grandma Melanie) was happy to oblige! Ok back to who is this baby to me? She will be my daughter, Payton's third cousin. I might need a chart to explain but here goes...
Cousins: My Mom (Janet) - Melanie (grandma Nona)
Second cousins: Me - Melanie's daugher Cassandra
Third cousins: My daughter Payton - Cassandra's daughter Baby Addison
What is a third cousin?
You and your first cousin's parents were siblings.
You and your second cousin's grandparents were siblings. You and your third cousin's great-grandparents were siblings.
I think I have it right? Anyways lets get onto the cuteness!
Of course as always Payton is right there in the middle of the action asking for pictures of her TOO!