Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Day 2, SF at Cincinnati Continued

Please read Day 2 first.

For a pre-game meal we went to a Cincinnati institution, Skyline Chile.
We are ordering one large 5-way to split (pasta, chile, cheese, beans, onions.
Here it is. We could only eat half of it.

This is our great server, Ricki --10 years at Skyline Chile.

Ricki suggested that we go to another Cincy institution - Graeter's which was a few blocks away. Graeter's has been making ice cream two gallons at a time since 1870.
Brandon made us a great sundae with caramal and chocolate-chip chocolate.

On the way to the game I called my mom Lillian who is 90. She said that in 1944 she took her first plane ride from Louisville to Cincinnati with two girl friends and they stayed at the Netherland Plaza Hotel (just a few blocks from Graeter's. She asked if it was still there, and it is. Hilton owns it now.




On the short walk to the ball park, we always see interesting things.


A few blocks to the west of the baseball park is Cincy Bengals field.


This is Eric, a local ticket scalper who wanted a little too much.


This museum is between the baseball and football stadiums. Harriet Tubman made 13 trips to the south helping to free over 70 people.
In the background is the John A. Roebling suspension bridge which is similar to the Brooklyn Bridge and designed by the same person, John A. Roebling. It spans the Ohio from Cincinnati to Covington, Kentucky. It is currently being refurbished.


Now for the baseball game.

This is Jeannie at her post at the entrance to the Cincinnati Reds ball park. The best outcome is that someone gives her two tickets to a box with food and drink.
However suddenly, two policemen approach her and (more about that later).
This boy's name is Harrison and he is from across the Ohio River in Kentucky. Earlier outside the ball park, his mom gave two tickets to two policeman to give to two nice people.
And the policemen gave them to Jeannie, and they were great seats about 18 rows up on the line that passes through the two points of home plate and third base (a little geometry review)
Here is the first pitch.

Jeannie loves the mascots.

This usher (Mike) near the end of the Giants 3-0 victory over the Reds recommended a White Castle near our hotel for a late night snack.

Mike recommended the same to these two.



The end to a great day.



Tomorrow early, we go to Milwaukee.

















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