3 Reasons You Should Go to a Storm Game

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Okay, look under normal circumstances if you asked me to take my whole munchkin crew and make them sit for H.O.U.R.S. at a baseball game I would laugh in your face and think you were joking.  Don’t get me wrong.  I used to love a good baseball game with a delicious hot dog in one hand and a cold beer in the other surrounded by good friends and laughter… BUT with the munchkins its a whole other story.  My kids attention span in this crazy iPad/ video game paced world is about 5 seconds… don’t laugh… I’m NOT kidding.

So, you bet your bottom dollar I was giddy as all get out when we attended a baseball game WITH the munchkins AND had a good time.

So, here are my Top 3 Reasons Why YOU should Go to a Storm Baseball Game:

1) Family Friendly

Storm Games are a great choice for families from the cleanliness of the stadium and cheap ticket prices to their dedicated Kids Zone complete with inflatable jumpers for the kids.  Plus, on top of that they have nights specifically geared towards families.  For example every Friday night you can sit back and enjoy the “Best Fireworks Display in the Inland Empire” after the game.   Or enjoy their Sunday Funday which consists of kids taking over the Diamond where they announce the game and can race Thunder across the field.  Plus, there are plenty of antics between innings to keep the kiddos entertained including a bunch of mascot characters… my munchkins get a kick out of the race the squirrel bit they do!!

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2) Thunder

Speaking of mascot characters I have to say as annoying as Thunder may be to us adults he definitely is a HUGE HIT with the munchkins.  He is super energetic and he really interacts with the entire stadium.  Plus, as I mentioned above Thunder also has a bunch of mascot friends and together they provide tons of laughs for your little ones.  Check them out for yourself:

3) Party Deck

Here is the my TOP REASON to go to a Storm Baseball game.  You can rent the party deck!!!!  It’s not just a fun name… it is your own private party deck along the first base line.  It can accommodate about 20 of your friends and includes waitstaff, food and drinks.  It is perfect for a birthday party, work event or just hanging out with good friends.

For me just the fact that all the food and drinks were there ready for us when we showed up (popcorn, chips, different sausages and hot dogs plus drinks and waitstaff to keep the cold beers coming) was enough to win me over.  Plus, the Kid Zone is just to the right of the deck and there are clean restrooms located right behind you.  I mean it is the ideal way to watch a game.  Meaning as a mom YOU will actually enjoy yourself (shocking right?).

I am all about people catering to my needs when we travel with 5 munchkins in tow so you can imagine how happy I was when I could actually sit back and relax.  Watching the game was great but watching the munchkins on the bar stools laughing, playing and enjoying the game was priceless.

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Tips:

*Don’t forget to contact Smart Card for great deals on Storm Tickets.

 *Remember to sit on the first base side… or that CA sun will scorch you 😉

1909 Temecula- Handcrafted Fluid and Flare

Old Town Temecula has been really coming to life over the past few years with the addition of some great new restaurants and bars.  We decided to give one of the more recent newcomers a shot and stopped by 1909- Handcrafted Fluid & Fare.

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Who should go?

1909 is a great place to saddle up to the bar or grab a table with good friends.  It also makes a fun date night spot.  Sit outdoors and enjoy the people watching 😉

What’s the deal?

1909 prides itself on unique food, handcrafted cocktails and craft beers.  So that is just what we decided to dive into.

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What should you order?

We were feeling like something light to kick off our night so we decided on the Snapper Ceviche and some drinks.  I ordered a delicious cocktail and the hubby went for a flight of locally sourced craft beers. Both paired perfectly with the ceviche.  I dove straight in to the crispy chips and creamy avocado slices that topped the ceviche.  I was getting ~~ island vibes ~~ Everything was great!!! Although… Mr. Wonderful thought that he should have waited on the Peanut Butter Stout as it was definitely a dessert beer.  Rookie error.  Let’s look at my pretty drink up close… YUM!~!~!

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There were quite a few entrees that caught our attention- the Fish Tacos, Farm to Table Chicken Breast and 1909 burger just to name a few.  But, we finally settled on the Farm to Table Chicken Sandwich and Bacon Jalapeno Mac & Cheese.  We were both very pleased with our meals.  However, we agreed my Bacon Jalapeno Mac was the clear winner of the night.  It just kept getting richer and creamier as it began to cool and the crispy breadcrumbs on top just sent the dish over the edge.  YUM!!!

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We finished off the night with a house recommended black tea/ cardamom cocktail which was the perfect night cap.  We took a stroll down Front St and called it a night.

The Breakdown…

Will we return… an absolute YES!  And, most likely with friends.  Great waitstaff, fun atmosphere, good food and great drinks.  We are happy to welcome 1909 to the Temecula scene.

Make sure to check out 1909 on their website, facebook, twitter to see what they are up to.  And, don’t forget to let them know we sent you 🙂

Next I’ll be checking out their yummy weekend brunch…

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Image Source: Official 1909 website