Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Opening Day in Cincinnati

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
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