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Dec 28 / Amy

A San Francisco Babymoon – Day 2

[Read about Day 1 here]

Since I didn’t eat much for dinner the night before, I was starving when we woke up!  We ordered room service breakfast after realizing there were no places we could quickly/easily walk to from the hotel (as we learned the night before).

We had tickets to the afternoon Braves / Giants game, so we decided to hang out in the room before grabbing a cab to head down to AT&T Park.  We got there early, before the gates opened, as we wanted to watch batting practice, and potentially get a few autographs from our favorite Braves players.

Josh in front of AT&T Park

Josh in front of AT&T Park

We had excellent seats, so we were certain that we’d get close to some of the players.

View from our seats

View from our seats

Apparently they had different plans.

The players didn’t take batting practice that day.  Wha??  We were able to watch a few warm up on the field, but nothing really exciting.

Early practice on the field

Early practice on the field

Needless to say, we were kind of bummed.  However, we met a couple from California that were huge Braves fans, who were really excited about seeing Chipper Jones play in his final season.  To add to the batting practice disappointment, Chipper wasn’t playing in the game.  Their other favorite player was Brian McCann, who also wasn’t playing in the game.  They were quite jealous when they found out we were from Atlanta and could see them any time we wanted.  It was fun talking with the other fans, who were also upset there was little Braves action on the field before the game.

While we were standing around waiting for the game to start, there was a “Dog Days of Summer” dog parade around the field, and there was one dog dressed up in Braves gear!

Dog parade around the park

Dog parade around the park

They only allow dogs in the park once a year, which we discussed that Turner Field does “Bark in the Park” often.

After the parade was close to finishing, players started coming out on the field to warm up.

David Ross and other players warming up

David Ross and other players warming up

We made a sign trying everything we could to get the players to come over and autograph something, but it didn’t work either.  We did get a few smiles, but that’s about it.

Baby's First Game

Baby’s First Game

Wanting to try a signature food from the stadium, we asked some locals what the one thing they’d recommend we get to eat, and it we received the same answer from everyone – the garlic fries.  Even some members of the Braves coaching staff decided to try them out.  Josh went to go get lunch and fries, while I saved our seats.

Awesome garlic fries!

Awesome garlic fries!

The baseball game started and it was awesome being right next to the field.

Another view from our seats

Another view from our seats

What was even more awesome was a Braves win!

Braves win!

Braves win!

Since we didn’t walk around the park much before the game (hoping we’d get to see the players) we walked around afterwards.  It really is a beautiful park in a great spot by the water!

Josh with the park in the background

Josh with the park in the background

As we took a cab down to the stadium, we had no defined way of getting back to our hotel.  There were no free cabs to be found once we made our way out onto the street, so we decided to walk a couple blocks to try and pick one up there.  No dice.  We walked to the hotel Josh was staying in for the conference to try and pick up a taxi there, and that idea didn’t work out either – traffic was terrible!  So we kept walking, and kept walking, and kept walking.  And then we were at the intersection of Kearny and California, looking up the hill that led to our hotel.  I was tired and I did NOT want to walk up the slope.  I saw a taxi and *was* very tempted to ask it to take us up the hill, but Josh thought that was a silly idea.

So we walked, and stopped, and walked, and stopped, and walked, and stopped, and walked until we finally made it to the hotel.

Since we were both pretty tired, we relaxed in the hotel room and decided to order room service again (because it’s just SO much easier sometimes).  Josh got a burger, I got pizza, and we may or may not have ordered an ice cream sundae.  And I may or may not have eaten most of it. 😉

Room service for the win!

Room service for the win!

The rest of the night consisted of watching TV and being lazy.  We had plans to head back out to explore on our last day in San Francisco.

 

[#53 of #52] – I accomplished one of my goals on my life list!!

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  1. Jeff Hilimire / Dec 28 2012

    Awesome, you guys are doing it right.

    Btw, it’s excellent the way you do your life list on this blog. I love it.

    • Amy / Dec 28 2012

      Thanks, Jeff! :) It’s nice to have a list to track against, and it’s fun crossing things off of it too!

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