Saturday, August 6, 2011

Day Two - Philadelphia

The good news was that Jacob slept in on Sunday. The bad news is that it meant he wasn't in the mood to take a nap on the way to Philly. It was only an hour drive, so once we were up and out, we headed to Burger King for breakfast.  Jacob loved his first Burger King crown...


The ride to Philly was busy but we made it to our hotel just fine.  It was located just a block or so from the stadium and we were able to park there for free and walk to the game.  It was insanely hot and just getting into the stadium left us sweaty!  We posed for a couple fan photos on our way in, then started wandering around to check out food options and see how we'd be spending our afternoon once the heat made our seats unbearable.  Along the way we made a detour for this:

And then we had another detour off to a shady corner to hydrate...

We finally got to our seats, and what a view...notice the city in the background...

After about an inning or so, we retreated to the concourse.  We did some shopping and snapped a picture with this guy...
The Philly Phanatic...a statue of him, anyway.

We had to walk a ways back to our seats, during which Jacob conked out.  It was so hot, so who could blame him?  Craig and I got some lunch and headed back to the seats to wait for Jacob to wake up. 
Out like a light...we each took a turn holding him, which left us even sweatier.  Luckily, by then we were half covered by shade.
Once Jacob woke up, he got some lunch and we eventually wandered off to do more shopping (Jacob picked a small stuffed Phanatic and a shiny red baseball) and grab a cold snack.  We spent the last couple innings in a shady courtyard letting Jacob throw and catch and bat.  We left before the 10th inning to head back to the hotel and get checked in.  We were all pretty wiped out, so imagine our annoyance when we walked into our room and there was no pull-out couch.  As you might recall, I booked this room with a king size bed and a pull-out couch.  Although apparently all the king rooms have that feature, ours did not.  So we got switched to a room with two queens, which was just fine with us. 

Although we had planned on potentially venturing out to the city, we were pretty beat.  And by the time we looked into our dinner options, we ended up just going down the road to a place Craig had been before, Chickie & Pete's, which specializes in "crabfries", skinny crinkle cut fries with a creamy crab dip.  Dinner was a challenge as usual, and we couldn't get back to the hotel fast enough.  We had another long night trying to get Jacob down.  I snuggled with him for quite a while before he went down.  Good thing we finally got some sleep, because we had a busy day coming up at the zoo...

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