Hey Everyone! Today was very cool, active, and just pretty great. We first ate breakfast at Uncle Don's, thank you chaperones again for preparing such a delicious meal! We then visited Petco Park. And no, Petco park is not a park where you play with pets. It's actually a ballpark for baseball! So why is it called Petco park when it's for baseball? Well, according to our tour guide, Melinda, whatever company bids the highest amount of money gets to be the name of the park. When the tour started, we first walked into a building called the Metal Supply's Co. It was pretty surprising that a building like that was the entrance! Our tour guide showed us where a big van that broadcasted the game parked, where it can plug in all its wires and cables into this box shaped area. Then we got to go into the Visitors clubhouse, where the opposing team puts all their gear in and hangs out. We even got to see the visitors batting cages! Unfortunately we weren't allowed to see the team, The San Diego Padres , but it is about 4 times larger and nicer than the visitors clubhouse! But we did get to see the field. Apparently, there is this unspoken rule in baseball that you aren't supposed to touch the grass! The grass was so nice! At first, I thought it was fake grass because of how great it looked, but it was actually real! We weren't allowed to step on the grass, just like in school, but we got to sit in the dug outs! The dug outs were just repainted, so we sat on them before the San Diego Padres did, which was kind of cool. I learned that the stadium fills about 42,000 people, and offer Lexus seats in the very front for $60,000. Lexus owners also get other perks like better food, seating, and they also get to watch the players in the batting cages! Another cool thing, they even have a park inside their stadium! There, people can lay on the grass and watch the game on a big screen. They say those are the cheapest tickets to get. But it's not only baseball fans in the seats, so are the press! The press sit all the way on the top, with a great view too. However, they don't get any windows, so they actually have a person with a microphone keeping an eye on the ball. If it's coming towards them, he'll yell, "Duck!". Up by the press seats, here are where all the writers and other media related people sit. Then our tour guide talked a little more about certain baseball players, like #15 Bochy. After the tour, we started our scavenger hunt. I was in Aunty Cheryl's group, along with Taylynn, Raine, Carter, and Jezlene. The point of the scavenger hunt was to scout out possible story ideas for the crazy eights tomorrow. It was also pretty fun, yet challenging. We had to answer a bunch of fiddlers and trivia questions as a team, searching for places and things in San Diego. There was even a time we had to catch the Trolley! It was also involved moving, a lot. We walked, and ran, from place to place! It was very tiring. Although our team came in last, I learned a lot of new things about San Diego, such as all of the different landmarks and monuments, and saw some places that could be a story. We ate dinner in Uncle Don's, so thank you chaperones again! Then we met with Castiac, or CMStv on the fourth floor to do our Pen Pal gift exchange. I was very excited to meet my pen pals, Susan and Alexa. They were very kind and sweet! We got to talk face to face for the first time which was pretty cool. They had to leave for dinner, sadly, but we'll get to see them again tomorrow! After that was probably the best part of my day. All of CKTV hung out peacefully by the fire roasting s'mores. It was just very relaxing. Also, thanks Ben for making my s'mores for me! It was night, so you could see the city lights and the racing cars. You could even see some stars. There was fresh air to breathe and yummy s'mores to eat, all surrounded by my friends. It was just amazing, and I loved every second of it! It was a great way to end this long fun day. After s'mores, we were debriefed by Mr. M. He talked about STN, since it starts tomorrow! I'm really anxious and nervous to tell you the truth. I can already feel the pressure! But if we all work together and get along and do our best, then it'll all be fine. I'll keep you posted, but I need to go to bed now since we have to wake up early in the morning for STN! Also, I'm in broadcast for Crazy Eights. That's it's for my blog! Thanks for reading! Bye!
Hi! I'm Alaysia Navor, a third year student in the CKTV Media Productions class. I'll be publishing 2 blogs each week, posted to the left. You can also check out the tabs, "Inside Scoop" and "Projects" for some of my other work.
"A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor"