I'm a big fan of the Minnesota Twins, so I enjoy getting out of the Minnesota winter and traveling to see them during spring training in Fort Myers, FL. Earlier this month, I headed to Southwest Florida with my daughter’s family. We took in a game and got a chance to see the team practice on the back fields of the Lee County Sports Complex. Hammond Stadium, located within the complex, is the location of the team’s Grapefruit League games. One of the reasons we enjoy seeing a game at Hammond stadium is, because until last year when Target Field opened, this was the only chance to see the Twins play home games in an outdoor setting. It's still so enjoyable, with beautiful and plush green grass, palm trees and a fountain on your way into the complex. Once you go inside, any seat is good, with no seat going past first or third base. You are right on top of the action, with great access to players and coaches signing autographs. Being a Minnesotan, you really feel right at home down there, because there are so many of us vacationing in the area. Many native Minnesotans also live in this area on both a seasonal and full-time basis. It’s a perfect trip for any Twins fan. Since the team draws so well during spring training, the most unique aspect of the experience involves the ability to spend time around legions of Twins fans, even though you are 1,700 miles to the south of our home state.