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”

Toronto, Ontario Friday June 23rd 2006

1. New Jersey to Toronto, Ontario Less than three weeks after returning from our trip to Southern California, we headed out for our second baseball trip of 2016. The target, located north of the border, was Toronto, Ontario, to see the New York Mets take on the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. Since theContinue reading “Toronto, Ontario Friday June 23rd 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”

Detroit, Michigan September 13th, 2009

A warm and dry late summer day greeted us for the last game of the series at Comerica Park. Having seen much of what we wished to see in downtown Detroit the day before, we ate a late breakfast before heading directly to the park. However, it seemed as though the landmarks in Detroit wereContinue reading “Detroit, Michigan September 13th, 2009”

Detroit, Michigan September 12th 2009

1. Downtown Detroit Following breakfast near the hotel, we decided to explore downtown Detroit. The few glimpses I had yesterday before the game piqued my curiosity, as the glimpses challenged my preconception of the city. Visions of Detroit from the news and the movie 8 Mile danced in my head. In our previous visit toContinue reading “Detroit, Michigan September 12th 2009”