We are not the first 'Gronseths' to make it to Arizona, but we are the first from our immediate family.
Dan - I do most of the blogging, photos, artwork you'll see. Came from Wisconsin to Arizona in 1986 after a bicycle trip to the lower 48 states. I've been a park ranger since the end of 1988.
Karen (Bleeker) - Karen came from South Dakota to Arizona in 1989. She has been a teacher and a teacher trainer. We met here in Arizona and were married in 1990.
Erik - Erik came along in 1996. He is pretty smart and likes math, reading, playing the Wii and watching Saturday morning cartoons.
Jakob - Jakob was born in 1999, the last of the 'old millenium' Gronseths - at least amongst our immediate family. Jakob loves people and can seldom stand to be alone for any length of time.
Camelback Ranch is Spring Training home to both the Dodgers and the White Sox. It is a very nice facility. A nice perk is that parking is free. Each team has three practice fields plus two or three infield practice diamonds. Scott went early to the game and watched some training. He was surprised that one group of AAA guys were getting base running practice and most weren't giving it their all. Seems that anyone that close to the majors would want to put everything they have out there to show they have what it takes to get called up.