|the coolest kids you know. I am moping because my Cubbies just lost, 3-2 to the Reds.|
This is our second year in a row to travel to The Windy City to take in some Cubs games (and rumor has it, we're doing it again next year). It's no secret I don't just cheer for The Cubs, but quite like Chicago. I also happen to work for a university in Chicago (from home), so I'm up here a lot.
Jamie and I flew up with Jamie's dad on Thursday afternoon and took a cab to our AirBNB. We're staying on the opposite side of the park this year in a livelier area, and - honestly - I loved the quiet neighborhood vibe last year, but we're in a jumping social area with better food and drink options this year. The weather has more than cooperated, so when we haven't been walking, at the ballpark, etc... we've been on the patio watching life go by on the street.
Summer is pretty busy for us in personal obligations, and work and work-travel wise, so we picked a weekend that seemed reasonable and where we thought our Cubbies had a chance of winning - but lately The Reds are on an upswing and swept the last series. Still, you gotta show up.
By providence, our place is across the street from a pizza and cocktails place that also has sandwiches and whatnot, so we've been there for two meals and drinks.
We got a tip for a great place for breakfast from Shannon N., so we went there Friday before the game. But by noon we were headed for Wrigley so I could try and get the free giveaway hat. I did not get one - so cry for me, my friends.
|I selfie pre-game on Friday while Jamie and Dick watch the warm-up|
|Cubs Catcher Willson Contreras smacked the hell out of the ball a portion of a second later|
After the game we returned to the apartment, then walked down to Lake Shore Drive and back up, grabbing dinner at Ristorante Angelina. Then, grabbed drinks at the place in the picture above behind Jamie.
Saturday we returned to Wrigley for a second game and met up with Dick's lifelong pal, Tom.
|See, there's Tom|
|another view of Wrigley as our seats for game 2 were around the bend|
|it wasn't pretty, but we got there!|
|that's as close as I got to a rally cap|
On Sunday, Jamie and her dad fly back to Austin and I stay on for a couple of days, getting some work down in Evanston.
So, that's where we're at, sportsfans. More of the usual when I return from Chicago!