|The Everett Aquasox, a Single A affiliate of the Seattle Mariners play at Everett Memorial Stadium, which opened in 1984 and received a major upgrade in 2001, seating 3,682. In June 2002 we started the Baseball Road Trip at an Aquasox game. So we thought it would be a good idea to finish the trip here. Attending the game with us were the same students and their families, plus one more family, that were with us at the first game. Because we finished the Road Trip here the Aquasox let both of us throw out a first pitch. We walked on the Hatloes Red Carpet out to the mound. Neither pitch crossed the plate on the fly. Oh, well, we tried. We were pitching to Miguel Olivo who is on a rehab assignment for the Mariners. The Aquasox were playing the Yakima Bears and were unsuccessful losing 5-1. The box score was Bears R-5, H-8, E-1 and Aquasox R-1, H-6, E-2. The field lines are RF-325', CF-395', LC-380, and LF-335'. This is a nice stadium with a large field beyond the 1st baseline seating for children to run and play catch before and during the game. The floor of the seating area is aluminum which encourages fun stamping feet after Aquasox scores. There is a manual only scoreboard which is unusual at today's ball parks. There is a speed pitch indicator in left field. Sitting in the stands just below us was Travis Blackley, black jacket, who had been called up to the Mariners from the Tacoma Rainiers. He was enjoying the game, All-Star Game break, and was kind enough to sign several baseballs from our group. The main mascot is Webley the Frog. The second is Frank the Hot Dog. Beyond the right field fence is a grass seating area. A satisfactory food selection with the Chili or Chowder in Bread Bowl being selected by many. There is a view of the Cascade Mts. in the distance. Attendance tonight was 1418 fans which wasn't bad since it was the major league All-Star Game in Houston, TX. We were interviewed by KCPQ 13 before the game and they filmed the first pitches. We were part of the sports report on the late evening news. We would like to thank Brian Sloan, Director of Corporate Sales, for setting up the first pitch opportunity.
|Boeing 747-767-777 Production Facility offers 1-hour tours including video presentation and a visit to the assembly plant. Tours fill early in summer. Fee.
Jetty Island at the mouth of the Snohomish river is home to 45 species of birds and a herd of California sea lions. Free ferry service Wed-Sun July through August.
Navy Home Port located on waterfront. You might see an aircraft carrier or frigates at dock.
Snohomish is located east on Highway 2. Many Victorian dwellings. Shopping in the historical business district contains several dozen specialty and antiques shops in restored buildings.