An introduction: 2013 done and 2014 planned.

I had always dreamed of visiting all 30 the first summer after I retire but decided last year why wait. I set a goal last year to visit them all within a 5-7 year span. One week long trip and one weekend trip each summer and see all the sights along the way. I began last June when the Giants visited Turner Field for a weekend. This was my official kickoff to this goal although I had been there many times. In July for my week long trip I went to Boston > Cooperstown > NYC. Flew into BOS and saw Yanks @ Fenway for 2. One 15 rows behind the plate and the other way up in the RF Budweiser roof deck. Hotel Buckminster suited me fine here. Took Amtrak to Albany where I picked up a rental car and made the 90 minute drive to Cooperstown. My first time there and it was great. Took the car back to Albany and took Amtrak to NYC where I watched Braves @ Citi and Rays @ Yankee Stadium. Stayed at the Wolcott. Went to see Bon Jovi @ Met Life Stadium on a free day..Before last year I had been to Camden Yards and a few closed ones along with Turner Field. Old Yankee, Fulton County (Braves) and the Astrodome. This year I have an 8 day trip about 80% lined up for July that will take me to Cleveland > Chicago > Milwaukee > Minneapolis. Yanks at Progressive for 2. Staying at Hilton Garden Inn. Braves @ Wrigley for 2 (one on a rooftop). Staying at Days Inn. Cards @ Miller on a Sunday. Staying at Best Western Woodsview. Then "hopefully" the 85th annual All Star Game @ Target. I have a stubhub ticket budget of $300 for this one but we'll see what happens. I'll generally sit in the upper level for the others to help cut costs. Staying at a hotel near the mall for this one. All others the hotel is within walking distance. Amtrak will be used to connect the dots along the way until flying home from MSP on July 16. On the side I hope to visit Rock n Roll HOF, NFL HOF (by rental car), Soldier Field, top of Sears Tower, Miller Brewery, Harley Davidson Museum, and the Mall of America. Saving up and looking forward to it.Maybe I'll do a DC/Philly combo for the weekend trip... Happy to have found and joined this site. Seems to be a great group of baseball fans and a lot of useful information here..

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Comment by Kathy on February 3, 2014 at 1:11pm

Welcome. Half the fun is in the planning. My granddaughter and I are planning on visiting all the parks, and it will probably take a good 5-7 years. By the end of this season we will have 10 down.
Happy Chasing. Go GIANTS


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