Monday, September 5, 2016


When Brian and I first started talking about his work trip to Wisconsin, we immediately discussed going to a baseball game.  We looked at the Milwaukee schedule, but then we realized that the Cubs (with some of the best young talent in baseball) were playing the Angels (hello Mike Trout)!   The drive was only about 3 and a half hours, so we decided to go!

We left Wisconsin early Wednesday morning and headed to Chicago.  We were definitely nervous about finding parking, but we ended up snagging a spot immediately.  And we walked up to this pretty awesome view!

We spent some time walking around Wrigleyville, tried to get some autographs, and did a little shopping.  We stopped for some drinks before we went into the stadium.
And then we went in to watch the Angels batting practice.

We were able to get really close to the field for batting practice, so we got some pretty awesome pictures of the team.  There's Albert Pujols.
 Just posting ths one because of Mike Trout's expression.  Ha!
We were able to watch his batting practice, and then we went to explore the stadium.  It was amazing!
The game was incredible!  I almost took a Kris Bryant foul ball to the face, but the guy in front of me stopped it, thank goodness.  Although I'm sure Brian would have saved me!

 The Cubs won!

My baseball obsessed husband.  Can't go to a game and not keep score!  We didn't leave our seats. Totally unplanned, but the players on both teams are so good, and the game was so great, so we didn't get up to get any of the good ballpark food.
Wearing our pre-game purchases.  Brian had to get a Sandberg shirt (his favorite player, he went to Wrigley to see a game during his final season - and also purchased all of his Hall of Fame stuff), and I'm a big Joe Maddon fan (now that he's with the Cubs. Not when he was coaching in the AL East, obviously).
Got my "first trip to Wrigley field" certificate.
We stayed in Chicago overnight, and then caught an early flight home the next morning. Had to get ready for another adventure - with the kids!