Day 28

Independence Day in Middle America

We got down to Miller Park early (10:30 for the 1:05 first pitch) to check out the tailgate scene and it didn't dissapoint. There was a big crowd when we arrived and every other car had a grill behind it.

As soon as we pulled in we were greeted by a couple of guys from Chicago, Patrick & Mike, that were nice enough to share their beer and grill up some brats for us. We spent most of the pre-game talking about the trip and baseball in general with them. Thanks for all the hospitality guys.

There was a big crowd for the holiday ballgame and Hot Dog bobblehead give away. Bronson Arroyo started for the Reds and got rocked in the 4th for 5 runs. Brewers starter Doug Davis pitched great until the 7th when he surrendered a two run home run to Scott Hatteberg. He pitched into the 9th and was eventually lifted with one out to go. Brewers win 5-2.

After the game we dropped Dad off at the hotel (as he waited for his flight back to California the next day) then continued on to South Bend. We really enjoyed having Dad on this leg of the trip with us and he'll be missed. It's back down to just the two of us until after the All-Star Break.

We went and saw Superman after arriving in South Bend. I liked it. Cleveland tomorrow.


  • Date: Tuesday, 04 July 2006
  • Game: Reds at Brewers, 1:05pm
  • Ballpark: Miller Park (69.5)
  • Start: Milwaukee, WI
  • End: South Bend, IN
  • Miles: 205 | Total: 7,661
  • Stayed: South Bend EconoLodge
  • States: Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana

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