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For our third day in Chicago, I had set up a Wrigley Field Tour for us - so we decided to spend the morning in Wrigleyville. They just celebrated their 100 year anniversary of the field, so it's definitely an important baseball landmark. It is the second oldest ballpark (Fenway Park is older by 2 years in 1912). In fact, it's so old, there are actual features in the park that are historical landmarks and therefore cannot be touched. The marquee, the grandstands and bleachers, the brick wall and ivy, and the center field scoreboard are all historical landmarks.
Funny story. Did you know if you put something into your Calendar in California and then travel to Illinois, your calendar will automatically change everything ahead two hours?!? Grr. We were therefore two hours late for our tour and subsequently had to go into my iPhone and change all my calendar appointments for our travels back two hours. Thankfully, they were completely fine with us hopping on the 2pm tour. Oops!
Because we thought our tour was at 2pm, we decided to get to Wrigleyville at about 11:00, that way we could spend time walking around town, have time to eat lunch, and still give us time to shop for souvenirs.
Instead of getting two beers for us, we decided to do a tasting - which was amazing! I would totally recommend it and if it hadn't been 11:30 in the morning, I'd probably suggest doing two of them so we could have tried eight beers!
After lunch, we showed up for our tour!
We were able to see the seating bowl, press box, bleachers, visitor's clubhouse, cubs' clubhouse, cubs' dugout, and field. Everything was amazing!
We were able to look inside the cubs' clubhouse (but not go in). It was pretty cool seeing their uniforms and everything all ready for their next game.
I always think of the strangest questions, but this made me think, "do you think they wash their own uniforms?" Mr. Howard laughed at me.
After our tour, we decided to walk around Grant Park and ---.
I literally can't get over how pretty the Lake Michigan backdrop with the cityscape of Chicago.