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My awesomest adventure

My husband and I spent our honeymoon in two of the three most dangerous cities in the US: St. Louis and Detroit.* Oh, and we also went to New York City, Philadelphia and Columbus, Ohio. Why exactly did I want to visit Detroit on my honeymoon?

Okay this is actually Shea Stadium, but it's the best photo of our sign.

We are HUGE baseball fans.** And since our wedding was only a couple weeks before the playoffs, we decided our honeymoon would be a road trip where we'd go to as many playoff games as possible. We made it to four: Dodgers-Mets (New York), Yankees-Tigers (Detroit), Padres-Cardinals (St. Louis) and Mets-Cardinals (New York). (Also watched the final game of the Yankees-Tigers series in a sports bar across from the park. It might have been the best part of the trip.)

Of course getting from NYC to Detroit, Detroit to St. Louis and then back to NYC involved lots of quality time in the car - sans GPS because I felt that wasn't in keeping with the spirit of our trip.*** There were some nights when we only got a few hours sleep before we had to get up and hit the road for our next game, but it was totally worth it. We met a ton of awesome people. Also St. Louis fans - nicest fans in the world.

We met Bob in Detroit. He was awesome and also insisted on buying us a beer when he realized we were on our honeymoon.

Okay so we didn't meet Robin Roberts AT a game...but I had to post this photo because I love her.

We also saw some...interesting sights - like the guy peeing in the parking garage not ten feet from me (I didn't really need to see that). Oh and the trillion "roadwork" signs in Ohio - my favorite were the ones that marked NO ROAD WORK. We also saw the Liberty Bell, the Statue of Liberty and the St. Louis Arches. 

Some of my favorite photos:

Interestingly there are no good photos of the Tigers celebrating their win. Hmmm, wonder why?****

We couldn't believe how much red there was in St. Louis. You don't see that at games in the Northeast.

I love the celebration shots.

One of my co-workers dared me to eat a hotdog at a ballpark...so I had one at every ballpark. (Important note: I'm not a fan of hotdogs.)

And why did I just tell you all of that? Because Beth Revis is hosting a contest to win a signed ARC of Across the Universe and I totally want it. You should check out the contest, and her spectacular new website.

*I should point out I have no idea HOW these got voted the most dangerous cities in the US, but I do recall hearing a news story on it right after we got back from our honeymoon.
** Despite our apparel, I should note I am a DIEHARD Red Sox fan and my husband is a Yankee's fan.
*** Thank GOODNESS we never got seriously lost. Well except for that time in Detroit, but we made it out of there.
**** Um that would be because of ** as I had no control over the camera.