Chicago – day 3

Our day started off with taking the Green Line to the West Side neighborhood to visit Haymarket Pub & Brewery. We had a very friendly bartender who liked to talk shop which is always fun for us. I had Lizzie’s Simcoe Double IPA and since it was Craft Beer Week in Chicago they were also having a tap takeover by Wiseacre Brewing in Memphis, Tennessee we had a few of theirs too. The best one was Off in Space, a Russian Imperial Stout that was so yummy. Neon Brown was a brown ale that tasted more like an IPA and Snowbeard was a hoppy and sweet Barleywine. If I’m ever in Memphis…I’ll have to find this brewery.

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We took the Green Line back to State Street and decide to walk along Lake Shore Drive and through Grant Park towards Shed Aquarium. It’s always nice walking along Lake Shore. I remember running and rollerblading there back in my college days. It was a beautiful day and people were everywhere. I told hubby that the fountain that is shown at the beginning of Married with Children is Buckingham Fountain in Grant Park so, of course, we had to check it out.

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Shed Aquarium was a place that I went to many times while growing up in IL so it holds a special place in my heart. We saw the dolphin show that looks out over Lake Michigan which was just as I remembered it.

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Next on our agenda and one of the main reasons that we even found ourselves in Chicago…the Yankees/White Sox game. We got there early to watch batting practice and the Derek Jeter tribute. It was a beautiful ballpark and so very different than Wrigley.

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We had great seats along the first base line.

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In fact our seats were so great that hubby got a foul ball that was pitched by Hiroki Kuroda! We couldn’t believe it! He was so cute about it too…like a little kid. I’m happy to report that he has put the ball in a case and has it displayed in our home.

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~ by willtriforbeer on July 31, 2014.

One Response to “Chicago – day 3”

  1. Nice catch hubby! Made your day I’m sure!

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