Saturday, May 30, 2009


We're winding down a busy first full day of the trip.  We arrived in Philly around 4pm after an uneventful 2-hour drive from New York. (100 miles down, only about 14,000 to go!)  After a wonderful dinner with my grandparents (who we're staying with), we drove over to Citizens Bank Ballpark, about a 15 minute drive from my grandparents' apartment.

Citizens Bank is a great ballpark - both Mike and I had been there before, so it wasn't new for us - and we saw another good ball game.  The Phillies beat the Nationals 9-6, with the highlights being two incredibly long home runs by Ryan Howard (the second of which was a 475 foot long grand slam into the upper deck).  We got the chance to talk to a few Phillies fans, all of whom were, contrary to their reputation, welcoming and kind.  All in all, a great day.

Next up, we leave for Baltimore early tomorrow morning to catch the game against Detroit at 1:35.  We're planning to spend a few hours after the game in Baltimore, and then we head down to DC tomorrow night, where we'll be for the next few days.  Reviews of Citizens Bank Park and more updates will be coming up here, so keep checking in!

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