Dodger Stadium is cool. It's the most minimalist (minimal most?) ballpark I've been in. It's in the middle of a park, surrounded by vegetation. The architecture isn't stupid and bulky like most other stadiums. I wish the outfield didn't look out on a parking lot, but the rest of the view is a lush green. We sat way up in the "red seats," which offered a great view of the field. Dodger fans are pretty engaged, but they care way too much about beach balls. I think I saw 10 at this game, which the Dodgers lost to Arizona, 3-2.
Mike and Becky are really excellent hosts. I think that this compliment isn't ever given its full due. Folks who are good hosts show great sensitivity to others by making accomodations for people in their own environments. Few people have the touch -- few people "get it" enough -- to be called good hosts. It takes too much intelligence and warmth. But the Huds have had this quality for years -- years before most people learn this skill.
There's an Avacado Street a few blocks from here. If I ever move out here, I want to live there.