At the Old Ball Game

Happy July 5th!  Doesn’t sound that exciting…does it???

 

Did you have to head back to work today or are you off through the weekend? (If this is the case, please don’t answer because I will be super jealous!)  It was tough to wake up this morning, but knowing that I only had one day to make it to the weekend, got me through it.

 

We had a nice 4th of July holiday!  It started with a hilly 10k, followed by a nap, with a festive sweet sandwiched in between, and then ended with a ball game.  How very American!

 

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Even though the thermometer read 100 degrees, we braved the heat and headed down to Comiskey US Cellular Field for a night time White Sox game followed by fireworks.

 

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The good news was that we had club level seats, so there was access to air conditioning as needed.

 

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As the sun went down, the temperature dropped all the way down to 90 degrees.

 

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The game was tied up through the 9th inning until the White Sox scored in extra innings in the bottom of the 10th.

 

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The packed stadium went nuts and the entire crowd was on their feet!!!

 

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It was a late night, but an exciting finish to a long game.  And the fireworks made a wonderful and patriotic finale!

 

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After the show, we all piled back down the ramps to exit the stadium.  As we were walking out, there was a 360 degree view of fireworks from all the cities and counties around Chicago.  It was incredible to see, and people were lining the ramps to watch the impressive shows.  We made our way back to the parking lot and 30 minutes later, finally made it to the highway.  Shorty after 11pm, we crashed into bed.  There were still a few fireworks crashing outside our window, and I was jealous of everyone who got to stay up a little bit and sleep in a little later this morning.

 

 

How was your 4th of July?  Did you stay up late to watch the fireworks?

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13 thoughts on “At the Old Ball Game

  1. I had to go back to work 😦 ::cue the sad music:: Umm 4th of July was pretty laid back, I did a hot 5k in the morning and then hung out with family and friends. I may have had a few drinks shh but nothing crazy. The fireworks look great in your pictures!!! We missed out bc my niece was scared of the sounds.

    • I will definitely cue the sad music because I was playing it over here yesterday too. I love a relaxing holiday! They are hard to come by but a calm day in the middle of the week spent with family (and a few drinks) is always a good thing!

    • I agree! I would never watch baseball on TV but the idea of a hotdog and a beer with a stadium full of people dressed in the same team colors as you can be fun a few times every summer!

  2. Thank you for stopping by my place. I hope you get those heart pans. You will get lots of complements when you use them to bake with. Glad you had fun on the 4th.

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