We are coming up on our sixth year of traveling down to Arizona for Major League Baseball’s Spring Training. Since Slaed’s mom moved to the Phoenix area, we’ve made it a tradition to visit her every March. We get a much needed break from the cold and rainy Seattle weather, and we get to spend some time living the desert life.
One of the highlights, aside from catching up with family of course, is getting to see our Seattle Mariners baseball team prepare for the regular season via the Cactus League. Most of the time we watch a game or two at the Peoria Sports Complex, their home field shared with the San Diego Padres, but we’ve also visited several other ballparks around the Phoenix area, and love the whole experience.
Even though we catch a game every year, last year was the first time we really made a day of it with our oldest, Bergen. While Georgia relaxed with Slaed’s mom back at her house, we spent the morning and afternoon watching baseball. I thought I’d share a few tips and takeaways to make a Spring Training adventure with kids a big success!