Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Vacation Day 2- Minneapolis, MN

June 14th, 2012 Day 2 of Vacation.
Day 2 started out with breakfast in the hotel at 9am.  I had yummy Belgium waffles that were both regular and chocolate.  Afterwards we headed back to the room and relax in which I promptly fell asleep.  After a little while we decided to get up and head to the pool for a few hours.  Then we headed for the 5-8s Club for our first every Juicy Lucy's.  This is where you take two pattys of beef and put melted cheese in the middle.  It was so good.  Both Man versus Food and Food Wars have been to this restaurant.  It used to be a speakeasy back in the prohibition days.

 I got the blue cheese Juicy Lucy and Justin had the Cheddar, we split the Onion Strings, very tasty!
After a quick trip to Super Target (Minneapolis is the home to Target) it was off to prepare for the Phillies/ Twins game. 
Richfield Super Target
Now this day it rained... A LOT.  So I was very worried the game would get cancelled.  None the less we put on our Phillies gear and headed to the lobby to board the bus to the train station.  In the lobby we met some people we had seen at the pool the night before that were from Alaska and their cousin played for the Phillies.  All 19 (20 with Phil) of us got on the Best Western bus and headed to the 28th street Hiawatha Station.

Waiting to board the Hiawatha

Where the Vikings play
Train ride was only about 40 minutes and it went pretty smooth.  We got to Target Field and pretty much walked right in.  First stop was to one of these cool little booth Best Buy had set up where you can get a free photo taken.  I did it twice.
The one I did during the game
The one I did before the game
I liked the ball park and all but I felt it was lacking some of the charm parks like Citizens Bank and Miller Park had.  Maybe because it was still new but we'll see what happens in the future. 
Go Phillies!

T.C. Bear

I did like the little Minnesota sign that lit up when the Twins hit a home run.
Thankfully in the end the Phillies won, this continues our streak of 3 Phillies games and 3 wins.  After we got back from the Hiawatha to the 28th street station we had to wait almost 45 minutes for the hotel bus to pick us up which was no fun.  We did run into a couple who were also Phillie phans from Iowa and talked to them because their hotel also abandoned them.  After we got back we watched Gabriel Iglesias' stand up on comedy central, he is a pretty funny dude.  I feel also when the roast of William Shatner Roast began.

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