Places We Love: Akron Rubber Ducks Baseball Games

For the most part, we aren’t “big crowd” kind of people, especially when it comes to our kids. My own idiosyncrasies aside, my boys are like energy sponges – the more energy in a place, the more they start to get amped up and out of control. Before you know it, Theo is off pretending he is a puppy and the only way I can locate him is by his barking, while Oliver is running laps around the place with a crazed and manic look in his eyes.

Like I said, we are not “big crowd” kind of people.

But, we make an exception for the Akron Ducks! The Akron Rubber Ducks, our Double A minor league baseball team, plays in Canal Park in downtown Akron, Ohio. The stadium is easy to access, and Akron has done a good job of providing plenty of free parking in their parking garages which is just a short walk to the ball park (you will pay for the parking that is closest to the park).

We arrived in town a little late the night of our game, so we had to park in a garage several blocks away. Never the less, the parking was still free and the walk wasn’t bad and access to the stadium was just as straight forward. Easy peasy.

There are so many reasons to love going to Akron Rubber Ducks games. The tickets are inexpensive. The food at the concession stand is much more reasonable than at major league games. The staff is super friendly and always willing to help you and your family get settled or find what you need. The entertainment is very family friendly. And the crowd is always packed with families and kids. You don’t have to worry about your kids feeling unwelcome at Canal Park, everything about the stadium says you, and your kids, are welcome. Continue reading “Places We Love: Akron Rubber Ducks Baseball Games”

Top 10 Summer “Stay-Cation” Ideas

This week, my family embarked on a family stay-cation adventure. Each day, we did something different, fun and most importantly, local (or within a short drive).

As I’ve been working through my #LifeOnPurpose challenges, I’ve realized that part of being mindful and intentional is allowing myself to be entertained and find enjoyment in things that I might have overlooked or even turned my nose up in the past. Kids have a way of making you look at the things with new eyes because you don’t always have the time, energy or money to do the things that adventurous, single-adult you would do. Continue reading “Top 10 Summer “Stay-Cation” Ideas”