Cincinnati in a Whirlwind

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img_2350After driving from Harrisburg to Chicago, then Chicago to Milwaukee, leg three of this summer’s Bruce’s Ballpark Touring took a detour in Indiana with a flat tire and a dead battery at 11:30 PM… but that is a story for another article.

Since we had already planned to watch our Phillies in Milwaukee, clearly Cincinnati was the next destination. What???

My hubby usually questions me when I come up with these hair-brained schemes- because (despite how close it can look on a tiny map) Milwaukee and Cincinnati are at minimum 6 hours apart. And… it wasn’t really on our way home. But, we are adventurers, so we set out! Continue reading

Display your FUN

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If there is one joy I want to instill in our boys it is the love of travel and so this year for my birthday, the hubby bought me a customized travel map!

We found a bunch of different options, but settled on this one from map your travels. It’s currently hanging on our wall as a fun reminder of all of our trips AND… my little guys are becoming more proficient in geography. Bonus!

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Tampa Bay Rays

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IMG_3231We sometimes play a little game of, “If you could describe _____ in one word, what would it be?” Well, much like the word for the old Braves stadium in Atlanta was “dirty” the word for the Rays stadium would be “quiet.”

I’m not sure if it was because of its dome design (instead of open-air, like our home team of the Phillies), or if it’s because it was relatively dead in terms of attendance when we went, or, -maybe the least likely- the population of older people in Florida doesn’t yell as much, but the stadium was decidedly quiet. I found myself conscious of how loud my kids were being, something that I usually don’t think of at a ball game. That was the lowlight of this ballpark, with everything else ranking higher.

Moving on… Continue reading