1 month from right now I will be making my way from Milwaukee to Minneapolis for my first game of the trip at the brand new Target Field. It’s a 5 hour drive from Milwaukee to Minneapolis, so as soon as I get into town I have to get on the road. You might be asking why I didn’t just fly into Minneapolis instead of Milwaukee and adding a 5 hour drive, both ways? Simple actually, the flight into Milwaukee was cheaper. I was already going to be having a car for 2 days, no matter where I flew into, so that’s a wash. When you take into account the price of gas to make those drives, I come out better by a few bucks. However, with that aside, I could not get a flight out of Minneapolis into Baltimore without going through either Atlanta or Boston with a 4+ hour layover in either. That just don’t make sense to me! With flying back out of Milwaukee I leave MKE at 6:10am and have a non-stop to BWI arriving at 9:00am. That not only gives me time to make it to the Orioles game that night, but it also gives me a day of sight seeing. In this case I will be headed straight down to DC as soon as I get my car (more on that to come in a different blog). Had I flown out of Minneapolis, via either Atlanta or Boston, I would have spent the biggest bulk of my day sitting in an airport instead of being able to enjoy myself seeing the sights and would have missed the first few innings of the Orioles game. Makes perfect sense to me even with a 5 hour drive directly after a night game looking me in the face for July 19th. I will be channeling my inner Doug Booth for that portion, that’s for sure.
Over the next month I will be adding posts about the upcoming trip. It’s getting close, yet I am not completely ready for it, so I best start getting ready. Until then, I still have a Mariners/Cubs game (with Bob DeVries from “30 Ballparks In 1 Summer”), a Mariners/Yankees game (with World Record Holder Doug Booth) to get me through. Plus, Strausburg pitches tonight vs the White Sox… looking forward to him shutting the SouthSiders down!