I surely do know the way to San Jose. I have called it my home for almost my entire life and don't have plans to leave... at least in the near future.
Obviously... it's not perfect. We have major traffic congestion, insane housing prices, and terrible air quality. However the pro's easily outweigh the con's for me. I have access to beautiful beaches, wine country, ski resorts, and redwood forests all within four hours of my doorstep. It's never too cold in my neck of the woods... and it only reaches triple digits a handful of days each year.
But one of my favorite things about living in San Jose is the number of professional sports teams I have to support. The San Jose Giants are one of those teams.
On Friday a few of my co-workers and I went to the game and watched them play the Visalia Rawhide, which are the Arizona Diamondback's Class A minor league team. I didn't recognize any of the players from either team, but the game was entertaining nonetheless.
One of the great things about San Jose Municipal Stadium is that there isn't really a bad seat in the house. We sat along the right field line, were only five rows away from the action, and had some amazing barbecue from Turkey Mike's.
Since the tickets were free and my friend bought dinner (for my birthday), I felt like I needed to spend money on something. We checked out the team store before the game and I ended up grabbing the 2016 team set. It'll go with the other San Jose Giants team sets I've purchased in the past.
Last night... I took in another San Jose sporting event and attended the San Jose Earthquakes' international friendly match against Liga MX champions, Pachuca.
Across the grass were a bunch of food trucks with stuff ranging from fried pork bellies to bacon wrapped hot dogs. Everything was perfect, except for the outcome of the game. The Earthquakes lost by a goal, but they made things interesting the last ten minutes of the game.
Alright... it's your turn:
What's your hometown? What are some of the best (and/or worst) things about your hometown?
I hope everyone is enjoying their three day weekend. Thank you to everyone who left those thoughtful birthday comments last week. It made my birthday that much more special.
Happy Sunday and sayonara!