Sunday, June 12, 2011

Slightly Revised Bucket List (along with updates)

In no particular order:

1.      Travel to London (traveled to London May 2010)
2.      Travel to Paris (traveled to Paris May 2010)
3.      Travel to Australia
4.      Travel to Hawaii
5.      Travel to Alaska
6.      Learn Spanish (enrolled in and attendingSpanish class) 
7.      Go stargazing
8.      Develop craft/creative blog and post regularly (developed in spring 2010)
9.      Go on a road trip with my hubby, Eric, to places we’ve never been (Pittsburgh 2011)
10.  Create my dream home
11.  Start a business with Eric
12.  Go scuba diving and/or snorkeling
13.  Compete in a Triathlon (scheduled for July 17th!)
14.  Swim with dolphins
15.  Volunteer to help children in need (volunteered with Make a Wish in July 2010 but will continue to do so)
16.  Achieve my ideal weight
17.  Run a 10K (possibly the Run Scream Run 10K in October, 2011)
18.  Really learn to golf
19.  Make a positive difference in someone’s life
20.  Plant and grow tomatoes (planted and growing)
21.  Plant and grow a garden (planted and growing)
22.  Visit all of the MLB parks with the hubs (our progress)
23.  Take the SPHR test and pass (at my next recertification)
24.  Become a bit of a minimalist (not sure how far we’ll go yet but definitely want to cut back on owning and buying unnecessary “stuff”)

Tigers Away Game Update

Updated the list:

Los Angeles - Dodgers Dodger Stadium
Atlanta Braves - Turner Field
New York Yankees - Yankee Stadium (We visited the old Yankee Stadium in 2008 - need to visit the new one)
Colorado Rockies - Coors Field
Toronto Blue Jays - Rogers Centre (2010)
Texas Rangers - Rangers Ballpark in Arlington
Arizona Diamondbacks - Chase Field
Baltimore Orioles - Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Seattle Mariners - Safeco Field
St. Louis Cardinals - Busch Stadium
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim - Angel Stadium of Anaheim
Philadelphia Phillies - Citizens Bank Park
Cleveland Indians - Progressive Field (2008)
San Diego Padres - Petco Park
Cincinnati Reds - Great American Ball Park
Milwaukee Brewers - Miller Park
Washington Nationals - Nationals Park
New York Mets Citi Field
Detroit Tigers - Comerica Park (have visited every year since it opened in 2000)
San Francisco Giants - AT&T Park
Chicago Cubs - Wrigley Field
Houston Astros - Minute Maid Park
Chicago White Sox - U.S. Cellular Field (2009)
Minnesota Twins - Target Field
Kansas City Royals - Kauffman Stadium
Florida Marlins - Sun Life Stadium
Pittsburgh Pirates - PNC Park (2011)
Boston Red Sox - Fenway Park
Tampa Bay Rays - Tropicana Field
Oakland Athletics Oakland - Alameda County Coliseum


We visited Pittsburgh in May to watch the Tigers vs Pirates.  It was a great series because a) it was interleague play which means that they do not play each other very often, 
 b) the trip was an "easy" road trip distance-wise,

and c) Pittsburgh is fun!  

We enjoyed the city.  I am an Andy Warhol fan so I definitely wanted to visit his museum there, but it was a bit of a disappointment.  It is hard to explain why but I think it is partly because it was a bit pricey and partly because the museum featured a lot of his video art and less of the art that I enjoy.

The sports area in Pittsburgh is fabuloso!  Near Heinz Field (where the Steelers and Univ of Pitt play), there is a memorial for Fred Rogers.  We both loved Mr. Rogers as kids.  
We went to a game on Friday night.  We had purchased tickets for Saturday's game awhile back but decided to go on Friday as well.  We bought "cheap tickets" for that game. The ballpark is awesome!  I can see why it has been voted as a favorite by fans.  

On Saturday, we took a tour of the park.  We saw everyone getting ready for the night game. 

We visited many areas that we'd never have been able to visit at game time, such as the press box...
and the dugout.

We hung out at some of the local establishments before each game with Eric's co-worker Bob and his dad.  Not long before Saturday's game, we saw this unique fan and had to take a picture.  There were a lot of looks his way FOR SURE!
Then it was time for the game!  We had great seats.  I was able to clearly see my Tigers, Brandon Inge and Miguel Cabrera!
The claw made it!

We also wanted to visit the Duquesne Incline, which we had read about.  It is an old transporation system that takes you in a trolly type car up a steep incline to another area of the city.  It was originally used to bring the residents down to the bottom to work in steel yards.

Amazing views!  We greatly enjoyed the trip.