Headed back to the Hotel

I'm not sure what you folks saw at home, but if you missed us, we were definitely the liveliest bunch of fans in the park. Did we make it on TV?   If you missed the Jays, I'm guessing that's because they didn't show up. Poor batting. Decent starting pitching. Poor fielding. Not enough. The Sox definitely deserved The W. 

*Breaking News*

It looks like some staff and students were actually on TV on Sportsnet. I was eating. That should suprise nobody. Thanks to Ria's dad for sending this:

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We are currently on our way back the hotel, and I expect to arrive by 11 pm Chicago time. 

Chicago Day Downpour

Wow, is it raining. I've noticed that my jacket and hat get a lot wetter on the days it rains. Fortunately, most of Wrigley Field is indoors, as is everything else today, with one very obvious exception - the Jays. The White Sox should really have a dome - it's so inconsiderate that we came all this way and they can't even build a state of the art billion dollar dome for our comfort? 

Wrigley Field, however, is very cool. There is so much history within the walls of the park, and our tour took us all over the ballpark - it's not often you get to walk through one of these facilities without having to share it with 40,000 other people. We were taken into the press box, the visiter's clubhouse, the Cubs' dugout, and amongst all the various seats and bleachers.  

Afterwards, we went to the adjacent Cubs Store, where things might have been purchased.  

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Touring through all the Cubs logos over the decades. In 1943 they added some sharp teeth to the logo - possibly due to the war? 

Touring through all the Cubs logos over the decades. In 1943 they added some sharp teeth to the logo - possibly due to the war? 

Chilling in the visitors' clubhouse 

Chilling in the visitors' clubhouse 

Jamie managed to catch a game in the sun while we were in an empty rainy ballpark 

Jamie managed to catch a game in the sun while we were in an empty rainy ballpark 

Sup bro

Sup bro

The Cubs seemed to have made some new fans today.  

The Cubs seemed to have made some new fans today.  

And some more... 

And some more... 

The Cubs are number one - so long as they continue to play in the National League 

The Cubs are number one - so long as they continue to play in the National League 

He's got a heck of a fastball

He's got a heck of a fastball

Cub Store Selfie! 

Cub Store Selfie! 

Good Night From Chicago Day Three

We have safely arrive back at our hotel and are in the process of retiring to our assigned accommodations for the night. It was a great day, but we're definitely beat given that it's almost 11pm here, which is 12am over by all y'all. Tomorrow we have the Gangster Tour, Wrigley Field Tour, and if the weather cooperates - Sox vs Jays! Keep your fingers crossed and hope for clear skies (in Chicago) tomorrow night!

 

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Blue Man Group!

So we were in the front four rows... which all had panchos supplied. You'd think it was for water... but it was for paint, Captain Crunch, marshmallows, and apparently, puke. It was awesome. 

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After the show, some of our students got to "meet" the Blue Men and even grab a selfie! 

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We're enroute back to our hotel, and I expect us to arrive within the next 25 minutes. 

Chicago Deep Dish Pizza

Chicago Style Pizza:

1.  Even more unhealthy than actual pizza

2. Very heavy, resembled lasagne, but with more cheese.  

3.  By "more cheese" I mean way more cheese.  

4.  No one would ever need more than one slice to be full. 

5.  9 students had more than one slice.  

 6.  I found you get a second wind near the end of the second slice and you can put away three slices if you're determined.

Height:  Around 2 inches

Height:  Around 2 inches

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Chicago Day Three - John Hancock Centre Observation Deck

There are few better ways to see Chicago than from 1000 ft! This afternoon we were lucky enough to have clear skies in order to see the glorious Chicago skyline. Hope you're not afraid of heights - because this event ain't optional! 

Almost 100 stories of steel, concrete, and possibly one or two other materials required to construct this.  My guess is string and straws. 

Almost 100 stories of steel, concrete, and possibly one or two other materials required to construct this.  My guess is string and straws. 

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We are currently on our way to dinner (Deep Dish Chicago Style Pizza - this trip isn't going to win any awards at the annual Healthy Living Chicago Awards, which in some circles are more prestigious than the Oscars... Don't Google that, I just made it up), and then it's our feature event tonight - the Blue Man Group! 

I really hope it's not this guy... He's way too serious to be in a band.  

I really hope it's not this guy... He's way too serious to be in a band.