The 28-hour Opening Day Road Trip to Cincinnati
April 1 - 9:20 p.m. leave Chattanooga for Cincinnati
April 2 - 2:30 a.m. arrive in Cincinnati, sleep at a Motel 6 ($35)
8:00 a.m. wake up, it's game day!
9:00 a.m. drive through Mt. Adams and remember some good ole days
9:30 a.m. arrive on University of Cincinnati campus to tour new varsity village athletic complex -with assistance of one of Erik's Xavier classmates
10:30 a.m. standing on UC's basketball court
10:45 a.m. eat in UC's UC
11:10 a.m. visit Mark Jorgensen, Stacy's former boss at the UC Foundation
11:40 a.m. arrive on Xavier's campus and tour Cintas Center basketball arena. Met an admissions director who lives in Chattanooga, but works for X.
12:30 p.m. stop in to Busken Bakery to pick up some Reds cookies!
1:00 p.m. park in Newport, Ky and walk Purple People Bridge across the Ohio River to Great American Ball Park
1:30 p.m. enter GABP
2:05 p.m. see worst ceremonial first pitch ever - Cincinnati Mayor
2:10 p.m. Play Ball! Reds vs. Cubs
2:20 p.m. Adam Dunn 2-run HR
2:55 p.m. Adam Dunn 421 ft HR shot!
4:40 p.m. Reds 5, Cubs 1
5:30 p.m. jaunt back over Purple People Bridge
6:15 p.m. arrive at Party Source in Newport, Ky - the most alcohol in one place
7:00 p.m. arrive at Skyline Chili - regular 3-way, cheese fries, chili-cheese coneys
7:30 p.m. leave Cincinnati
April 3 - 12:40 a.m. arrive back in Chattanooga