Monday, July 30, 2018

Take Me Out To The Ballgame

Hi Yinz all!! 

Happy Monday!!! 

I am going to update you on the weekend backwards - just for fun! HA! 

I was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA and my siblings all grew up here until college and then one by one they all moved away (including my parents) and left me. I am still here representing in "The Burgh"!! They all still love the city and love to visit so we gather here whenever possible!

Since everyone was in town for the REO Concert on Saturday night (post to come later in the week) we decided to go to a Pirates game on Sunday! It was my brothers idea and I was not all in but I love spending time with my family! HA! I am not really a baseball fan - it is hard for me to follow. My favorites are Hockey and Football but I wont ever pass up family time. I told my nieces I was there for a hotdog, peanuts and them! HA HA!

As soon as we got downtown and parked, my niece and myself needed a restroom - LOL! We took the potty people and ducked into the Renaissance Hotel across from the parking garage. On the way out we decided to get a cute selfie while we waited for the walk signal to change so we could cross the street and catch up with the rest of our peeps. So cute...


 They saw us getting a selfie and decided to get one of their group..not nearly as cute - LOL!!! These are the strong bladder people in our family! HA!

As we walked to PNC Park (The Home of the Pittsburgh Pirates) we encountered the Cookie Cruiser!!! My oldest sister is obsessed with Eat n Park restaurant!   She loves their salad bar and cookies and the do not have Eat n Park restaurants in her town in PA. Every time she comes to town we have to eat here. HA! So here is the obligatory pose with the Cookie Cruiser!!!

And just the boys!! They were giving out free smiley cookies from the cruiser!!!  See how cute -the boys and the cookies are - they make them look a pirate for the Pirates games! Super cute!

Close up of the Eat n Park fan! Eat n Park: hear me now: Do yourselves a favor and open a franchise location in Harrisburg...my sister alone will keep it in business! HA HA HA

We decided to each lunch on the way to the game so we stopped at McFadden's - we go here a lot on Steelers game days! On days when the Steelers play, it is  packed with fans in their black and gold...not so much on Pirates game days but the food is great!  Picture of the whole crew waiting on food!!!

Finally we made it to the game!!! This is my niece and myself in the stands...

 And some of the crew during the game!!!

Toward the end of the game...my niece and myself moved up to the very top row of the stadium. It was so breezy and cool up there and EMPTY!! We had a little foot rest too! So we spent the rest of the game up there! LOL!!! So comfy away from the crowds~~

It was such a great weekend!! Cram packed with family and fun! I love these people to pieces and cherish all the time we spend together! We have little spats and annoyances with each other but we get over it and move on - we are truly family and I could not have picked a better group of people to have in my life FOREVER and ALWAYS!! PS - We lost the game 1 to 0 in favor of the NY Mets.

I hope you all had an amazing weekend filled with you forever people!! I am looking forward to going to bed early tonight! LOL! Thanks all for stopping by and for caring enough to read my babbling!

Do you schedule extended family time? Are you close with siblings or nieces and nephews? Do you like baseball? What did you do this weekend?

16 comments:

  1. If it means getting to hang out with this fun group, I'm thinking you should learn more about baseball. I love it, but usually too stinking hot here in Texas to go enjoy! Great pictures of lots of fun and colorful things!

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    1. LOL! I agree Nonnie! That is exactly why I tolerated the game - ha! It allowed me to spend more time with these adorable siblings and their families! I hope you have a great Monday!

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  2. What a fun day!! I'd love to have one of those cookies right about now! lol

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  3. Hi Cathy! I have to admit - it really is the best sugar around!!! They are great with advertising also-they sponsor a lot of races and events in and around Pittsburgh so you can always find a Smiley Cookie if you are close to Pittsburgh!

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  4. Sounds like such a fun time! Lots of good memories made!

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    1. Yes! So much fun and memories with family are always great! Thanks for stopping by! Have a great week!!!

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  5. I'm not really a baseball fan, either. I've been to PNC park a couple of times. I usually pass the time people watching and taking in the amazing view. The best time was several years ago before they started winning again and the price of tickets went up. I bought tickets (right behind home plate and about 10 or 12 rows up) for the whole family, plus their dates where applicable for about $100. Why? Because Lynyrd Skynyrd had a concert after the game! Great seats and I couldn't have bought tickets for a "real" concert for that price.

    We don't go to Eat 'n' Park that much. The last couple of times the one here hasn't been very good.

    The exciting stuff is happening now. The Steelers are in town for training camp!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Stacy! I an soooo excited for Football to start!!!! Go Steelers!!!! Thanks for stopping by!!! Have a great week!!!! Hugs!

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  6. So jealous of your baseball game. I sooo want to go to a SF Giants game this year. I haven't been yet. Lots of fun things going on!

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    1. Awwww...I recommend getting to at least one a year - lol!!! That is my limit! HA! Thanks for reading and stopping by and commenting! Have a great week - hugs!

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  7. What a lot of fun you had with a big bunch of fun people!! There is nothing better than family time.

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    1. Terri - I completely agree!!! We could all sit in the street together and it would be a good time!!! Have a great week - thanks for stopping by!!! Hugs!

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  8. How fun!! I'm from Philly so I can't get on board with cheering for your teams, but it sounds like you had a blast!! :)

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    1. Hi Laura!!! LOL!!!! Did you see my brother-in-laws shirt?!?!? He is a Philly's fan! They live in Harrisburg and love the Phillies! I told him to change before we went but he wore his Phillies shirt to PNC Park! HA! He just loves baseball but will always root for Philly!!!! Have a great week!! Thanks for stopping by!

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  9. No PNC Park for me. My Pirate heart remains at Three Rivers. I took in many a game there as a kid! (Back in the Roberto Clemente/Willie Stargell days).

    Eat N Park was always a fave for me and my brother. We loved the Big Boy!! We used to go to the one on Route 51 in Baldwin...not sure it's there anymore.

    How fun to have a slew of nieces and nephews...and that they live close enough to come for regular visits. My nieces and nephews live in Kentucky, so I almost never get to see them.

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    1. Hi Patti! Thanks for stopping by and commenting! The Eat N Park is still there on 51 - and they actually remodeled it so it is one of the better ones!! That is really cool that you used to go there!! I think their specialty is the Super Burger, right? I am very blessed since my nieces and nephews are only about three hours away and we make a point to meed up as much as possible!!! Have a great week!!!! Hugs!!!

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