August 11, 2010

Summer Road Trip + Ballparks 9, 10 & 11!

So I'm back in New York after my amazing summer road trip and it's so good to finally be starting to do things around the apartment to make it feel like *home.* But since I won't be sharing any pictures of the new place just yet, I'll share pictures from my trip!

Wednesday afternoon, I took the bus down to DC to meet up with my friends. We had a barbeque and then went to bed nice and early so we could be on the road by 5 the next day! It took 12 hours of awesome music and great laughs and we made it to Chicago! After a few gin buckets at my friends' apartment, we went out for some Chicago-style deep dish pizza!

Friday morning, we woke up bright and early to go to Ballpark #9: Wrigley Field! Home of the Chicago Cubs!

After the Cubs game, we basically spent the entire day at a bar called Sluggers which had batting cages, ski ball and DUELING PIANOS! I don't know if any of you have ever been to a Dueling Pianos bar (I hadn't) but it was amazing! I just found one in New York and I can't wait to try it out! I also got to meet Meghan from The Perfect Compilation Tape who is awesome and I wish she lived in New York so I could hang out with her all the time!!!

Blog Love!!!

Then, on Saturday, we woke up bright and early again to go to US Cellular Field to take a tour of the White Sox stadium. Well, it turns out that they weren't giving tours that day and I was so bummed! How am I supposed to visit all 30 ball parks if I can't see this one! I'm not going to come back to Chicago! Well, I explained all of this to the Park Operations Manager who told my friends and me to come back at midnight the next day for a PRIVATE tour of the stadium! WHAT?!!?

So we left and spent the rest of the day sightseeing around Chicago!

The giant shiny bean thing!

Water taxi ride!

Sunday morning, it was time to head up to Milwaukee for Ballpark #10: Miller Park, home of the Milwaukee Brewers!

After our trip back to Chicago, and a quick run, we left for Ballpark #11: US Cellular Field, home of the Chicago White Sox for our private midnight tour!

That's me wearing the White Sox 2005 World Series ring!

And that's me holding the 2005 World Series trophy!

How's that for a private tour?!

We got back to my friends' place at 2am after the tour and I woke up at 4:30 to hit the road for the looooong drive back to DC! I spent Monday night in DC and came back to New York yesterday afternoon and so far, I've gotten in 1 planned run for the week and a yoga class as a cross-training workout! I've spent some quality time (grocery shopping) with my roommate and getting things done around my apartment! I'm starting to feel like a city girl again and it feels good!

And now that I'm back, I'll be back to my regular posting and I won't take such long absences away from posting and leaving comments =)

Hope everyone is doing well!


  1. Basically, you were like VIP! How awesome :)

    I really want to see that shiny bean! It's so neat.

    Glad you were able to knock 3 ballparks off your list :)

  2. I thought it was awesome that you stopped in Milwaukee. I'm from Milwaukee, so I have a bit of pride for my city. I hope you liked it there. Go Brewers!

  3. i love chicago!

  4. I went to Chicago once. A woman shouted at me. I left. I travelled to Milwaukee. A dog barked at me. I stayed.

  5. a midnight tour sounds awesome! and so does dueling pianos!! im going to have to find out if theres a bar that does that around here.

    i hope you have a wonderful time fixing up your apartment!! that can always be so fun!

  6. I cannot believe you got a private midnight tour! That is so amazing!

    So glad you had a wonderful trip! You are such a doll and I am so glad we met! YAY!


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