To celebrate we took a nine day vacation and traveled out east. We accumulated just over two thousand miles on Laura's car and while doing so we had some great conversation, listened to some podcasts, and a book on CD. We didn't really get hung up in traffic too frequently, and I supposed that can be attributed to Laura's great scheduling: leaving major cities in the AM and entering in the PM.
|Laura with her crab fries and cheese dip!|
We didn't hang around in Pittsburgh too long, because we had to catch the Oriole's game the next night.
Another rainy day, but no matter. We sat in the first row of the top deck and had a nice and quiet time. I've been having good luck buying from scalpers the last couple of years and I again came away pretty happy.
Earlier in the evening I ventured out in the rain and walked to the birthplace of Babe Ruth. It's a nice little museum and definitely worth the price of admission.
We hit our nation's capitol the next couple of days. We made good use of our ponchos the first day and applied plenty of sunscreen the next.
That evening we stopped by Sonny's and had a traditional cheesesteak sandwich. Yum!
While in Philly we visited Ben Franklin's old stomping grounds and stopped by the oldest inhabited street in the US, Elfreth's Alley.
During our last night in Philadelphia we took a sailboat tour along the Delaware River. Romantic!
We had already done our tour through DC, but because the Nationals weren't there over the weekend we went back and caught a game when they arrived back in town. Isn't my wife the best?
What a great trip overall! I was able to see two new ballparks, tasted some amazing food, learned quite a but through all of the museums and monuments, and we made some great memories. ... like Laura walking barefoot on the lawn by the Washington Momument through the wet grass because she wore the wrong shoes. Good times for sure!