It’s Thursday, so that means it’s time for a throwback post. The next one in my queue was when the Padres and Mariners visited Portland’s PGE Park in 2002. Which is no longer a baseball field. And remember when people went to games in the Before Times? #ThrowbackThursday

Padres and Mariners in Portland

Padres and Mariners in Portland

Ichiro batting

Boone batting

A cute throwback picture from 2002: our three cats at the time, Pandora, Pixel, and Piwhacket, looking out the sliding glass door of our US apartment. 🐈 #ThrowbackThursday

Three cats

When we moved from NZ to the US in 2001, we stayed in a friend’s basement for a few weeks, then found an apartment, and the container ship with some large crates of our possessions arrived. #ThrowbackThursday

Crates of possessions

Apartment exterior

Apartment exterior

Fun fact: for the first 40 years of my life I was a teetotaler, but I eventually changed my policy, and 10 years ago today I had my first alcohol ever: half a glass of this NZ wine. #ThrowbackThursday

Wine bottle