Milwaukee Wisconsin, Saturday May 7th 2005

1. Newark NJ to Milwaukee WI Our only scheduled MLB baseball trip of 2005 took us to Milwaukee, Wisconsin to visit Miller Park, the home of the Brewers. With Milwaukee lying just outside of driving range for a weekend trip, we decided to fly. Rather than use a typical domestic carrier, we chose to travelContinue reading “Milwaukee Wisconsin, Saturday May 7th 2005”

Washington DC, Sunday September 25 2005

We added one more baseball trip to the end of the 2005 season. For years, the Montreal Expos, a team owned by MLB, threatened to leave the Canadian city. The franchise never recovered from the baseball strike in 1994, when they were arguably the best team in the game. Since that time, attendance dwindled, andContinue reading “Washington DC, Sunday September 25 2005”

Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Saturday June 10th 2006

Finally, the sun made an appearance in Southern California, as the low clouds and fog receded just offshore. Following a morning of exploring San Diego, I traveled up Interstate 5 to Anaheim to catch an evening game between the Seattle Mariners and Anaheim Angels at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. The 90 minute trip was swiftContinue reading “Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Saturday June 10th 2006”

Petco Park San Diego, Friday June 9th 2006

Following a day off from the baseball part of our trip, we visited Petco Park in San Diego on a Friday evening to see the hometown Padres take on the Florida Marlins. Staying in a hotel near San Diego, we were less than 10 minutes from the stadium. Petco Park, located in the East VillageContinue reading “Petco Park San Diego, Friday June 9th 2006”

Dodger Stadium, Wednesday June 7th 2006

Our first baseball trip of 2006 took us to Southern California to see games in Los Angeles, San Diego and Anaheim. The baseball foray was included in a longer trip covering portions of Southern California and nearby Mexico. When traveling to Northern California a few years before, I chose to go in September, when theContinue reading “Dodger Stadium, Wednesday June 7th 2006”

Toronto, Ontario Saturday, June 24th 2006

Following a long and at times frustrating day traveling to Toronto, we decided to relax in the morning by exploring the city. Relieved that my car was still in the parking lot of arguably the worst hotel in which I’ve stayed, we went in search of breakfast. Across the street was a Tim Horton’s restaurant.Continue reading “Toronto, Ontario Saturday, June 24th 2006”

Arizona Saturday, May 5th 2007

1. Downtown Phoenix Following breakfast near the hotel, we set out to explore downtown Phoenix ahead of the evening baseball game at Chase Field. Wall to wall sunshine greeted us as we began our outing, with temperatures in the 70s and low humidity. On this nearly perfect morning, we focused on our attention on CopperContinue reading “Arizona Saturday, May 5th 2007”

Arizona, Friday, May 4th 2007

Our first baseball trip of the year took us to the Desert Southwest, a part of the country I had not yet seen, to see the New York Mets take on the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona. Hoping to avoid the searing heat of Arizona, we chose to visit in early May,Continue reading “Arizona, Friday, May 4th 2007”

Seattle, Sunday September 30th, 2007

Getting a late start after returning from Vancouver in the early morning hours, we were greeted by thick clouds and a chilly rain. Weather more typical of the Pacific Northwest in the fall made the sunshine and warmer temperatures of Friday seem like a distant memory. Since conditions were not conducive for exploring Seattle further,Continue reading “Seattle, Sunday September 30th, 2007”

Seattle/Vancouver, Saturday September 29th, 2007

1. Seattle Unlike the clear skies Friday night, Saturday morning dawned with milky sunshine fading behind thickening clouds. The lowering clouds threatened rain later in the day, so we knew we had to get out as soon as possible to see as much of Seattle as we could before the rains came. Though we hadContinue reading “Seattle/Vancouver, Saturday September 29th, 2007”