The Nation’s Capital
We went to Washington D.C. on Thursday to see some of the sights. We started at Arlington National Cemetery, and we saw the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. That was pretty powerful! We also saw the eternal flame at President Kennedy’s grave. After Arlington, we went to various monuments dedicated to all the wars America has fought in and also monuments for some great presidents. We also saw the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. We truly took in a lot of American history.
Last night, we went to RFK in DC and watched the Nationals play the Cubs. a few things come to mind about the ballpark. The first one is the Park itself is easy to get to. Secondly, RFK decided to open 1 1/2 hours before game time. Guys, welcome to the major leagues, where we open the gates 2 hours before the first pitch. Then, during the 3rd Inning, I got hungry and decided to go and get a pretzel. Little did I know that I would be standing in line for 2 innings. The seating was good. We sat up in the upper deck, but after walking around noticed that all the seats were pretty much the same. So to sum it all up; get to the game 1 1/2 hrs early, bring your own food and don’t pay for overpriced box seats.
The game was good though. The stadium was divided pretty much equally between Cubs fans and National fans. The Nationals made a few errors and let the Cubs get passed them. Jose Guillen made it interesting in the bottom of the 9th as the Nationals were down 3 with the bases loaded and Guillen missed a Grand Slam by 10 feet that would have won it. After everything, though, the overall experience was good.
During the week, we stayed at Sean’s family home in Manassas, Virginia, and had a great time. Thank you to the Venckus’ for everything during our stay in the D.C. area.
Sean’s hot dogs rankings: 1. Wrigley field (CHI) 2. Camden Yards (BAL) 3. Yankee Stadium (NYY) 4. US Cellular Field (CWS) 5. Shea Stadium (NYM) 6. RFK Stadium (NAT) 7. Jacobs Field (CLE) 8. Busch Stadium (STL) 9. Fenway Park (BOS) 10. The Great American Ballpark (CIN)