Royalty Tours USA

Monday, June 26, 2017

Royalty schedule w/o 6/26

Here's the game plan:

Monday June 26th Hudson Valley Renegades at Brooklyn Cyclones 7PM

Wednesday June 28th U2 The Joshua Tree 30th Anniversary Tour Concert at MetLife Stadium 7PM

Thursday June 29th Minnesota FC at NYCFC 7:30PM

Friday June 30th Phillies at Mets 7:10PM                                  

Saturday July 1st Phillies at Mets 4:10PM
                         
Sunday July 2nd Phillies at Mets 1:10PM

Check back to see how it turned out.

Hope all my readers and followers have a great week.  

As always, if you need assistance don't hesitate to ask.

If you like to tweet you can follow me on Twitter too. @royaltytoursusa

Furthermore, we can hook up on Facebook and/or Four Square as well.

With all the ways to communicate these days, we should always be in touch.

Remember team work makes the dream work.

Yours truly,

Gary Herman

Thursday, June 22, 2017

2017-2018 NHL Schedule

To all my readers and followers,

The 2017-2018 NHL schedule has been released.

Please see the link below for all the details:

https://www.nhl.com/news/2017-18-nhl-schedule-for-regular-season/c-290045466

**Please note times are listed as EASTERN TIME so if you live in a different time zone please take that into account**

If you need any assistance don't hesitate to ask or consult me that's why this blog is here.

If I can make a difference in your life I will, all I ask for is a fair opportunity to do so.

Stay tuned for my upcoming hockey road trips as well as other creative ones that others may be interested in taking.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Yours truly,

Gary Herman

Monday, June 19, 2017

Royalty schedule w/o 6/19

Here's the game plan:

Tuesday June 20th Angels at Yankees 7:05PM

Wednesday June 21st Angels at Yankees 7:05PM

Thursday June 22nd Angels at Yankees 7:05PM

Friday June 23rd Rangers at Yankees 7:05PM                                  

Saturday June 24th Rangers at Yankees 1:05PM

                                  Hudson Valley Renegades at Brooklyn Cyclones 6PM

Sunday June 25th Rangers at Yankees 2:05PM Oldtimer's Day

Check back to see how it played out.

Hope all my readers and followers have a great week.  

As always, if you need assistance don't hesitate to ask.

If you like to tweet you can follow me on Twitter too. @royaltytoursusa

Furthermore, we can hook up on Facebook and/or Four Square as well.

With all the ways to communicate these days, we should always be in touch.

Remember team work makes the dream work.

Yours truly,

Gary Herman

Friday, June 16, 2017

Royal Review of SunTrust Park in Atlanta & the Surrounding Area!


On June 8th, the King & I officially rejoined Club 122 if you will. We saw a baseball game at the Atlanta Braves new ballpark called SunTrust Park which is located in Marietta, a northern suburb in Cobb County. It's a 25 mile drive from the Atlanta Hartsfield Airport which is 10 miles south of downtown Atlanta where their old home, Turner Field was located. For whatever reason, the Braves decided not to renew their lease. With that being said, they decided to move out to the suburbs. Like anything else in life, some people like the move & others hate it. As a visitor, I'm indifferent. I loved Turner Field but now I have a new place to go if & when I'm in Atlanta again. In that regard, it works for me. If I lived & worked in downtown Atlanta, I wouldn't be too happy.

Inaugural Season Logo 
SunTrust Park sign by Third Base Gate
Phil Niekro Statue by Third Base Gate
Bobby Cox Statue by First Base Gate
Atlanta Braves Sign in the Battery
Chophouse Gate
As for SunTrust Park, the location is the biggest problem. If you don't drive, it's definitely going to be a nightmare. You can resort to taking public transportation but it will be a very time consuming proposition. As an alternative, I suggest that you take it as far as you can then arrange to get an Uber to take you the rest of the way. As for the King & I, I rented a car while we were there. However since we stayed at the Ramada Inn which was about 3 or 4 miles away, we decided to see how the public transportation was from there. We wound up walking almost a mile down Delk Road to get a bus on Bentley Road. After a short wait we got on the #10 bus which took us right to the ballpark. We each paid $2.50 to get on. After the the game, we decided to go to Steak N Shake which was a short walk from the ballpark. After we ate, we proceeded to walk another mile or so to Aker Mill Road off Cobb Parkway where we eventually picked up the #50 bus which would have took us right to our hotel but for some reason, I decided to get off the bus early. It turned out not to be a total loss. As a result, I noticed a restaurant called the Delkwood Grill & Bar which was on the way back to the hotel. It wound up being beneficial because we ended up going there for a post game meal after the day night doubleheader Saturday night. It was a great alternative to staying in the Battery which is the entertainment district at the ballpark. It's still under construction. They have a number of bars & restaurants there with many more coming in the near future.
Ramada Inn in Marietta, Georgia
Marta Bus Stop for 10A bus by Bentley Manor Apartment Homes
Marta Bus Stop for 50 bus by Akers Mill
The Crossings at Akers Mill


Delkwood Grill and Bar
Outside of Delkwood Grill and Bar
Friday night I drove up to the ballpark, we wound up paying $15 to park & we still had to walk a mile or so to get to the game. Along the way, I saw a check cashing place which seemed odd because I personally thought the surrounding area look more on the upscale side. Mind you most ballparks & other sports venues are usually located in the less attractive parts of a city or suburbs. For the most part, SunTrust Park is surrounded by many different places including a variety of hotels, chain restaurants, gas stations as well the Battery itself. In other words, assuming you drive you have numerous options to choose from there. As for parking, I strongly suggest that you get a prepaid parking pass. That's what we did on Saturday & Sunday thanks to our pal Bryan Gilligan who joined us for the weekend. He got us a parking pass in lot 29 which is a tailgate lot. They have other lots as well as parking garages. For our needs, this lot worked out really well. Our other friends Michelle Ronis & Jeremy Bank wound up staying at a Courtyard by Marriott that was walking distance to the ballpark. Even though they rented a car they left it at the hotel.
View from Chophouse Seats
My Official MLB Passport Book Stamp
King & I in Section 324 row 7
View from section 324 row 7
Braves Vision

As for the ballpark itself, I want to thank fellow Ballpark Chaser & Stampeder, Robert O'Neil who lives within walking distance of the ballpark. He has season tickets for the Braves. He has a pair of seats in section 324 row 7 which is just to the right of home plate. The King & I wound up buying these seats from him for our first game there when the Braves played the Phillies. It worked out really well for us. The usher there named Katherine was very friendly & she enjoyed our company. I went over to guest services & I told them what a great job she did. I'm not one to praise people who work at a ballpark quickly. She was a real sweetheart. If you go there, please stop by & tell her I said hello from New York. In addition, Robert also has a pair of seats in the Chophouse which is the party area in right field. As a season ticket holder, Robert has set up a Facebook group to help other people get tickets to see SunTrust Park. He was able to get my friends & I tickets for the rest of the weekend. We requested seats in section 426 & he was able to accommodate us. We were all grateful for his kindness. As I like to say, teamwork makes the dream work.

King, me & Robert O'Neil
On Sunday, I got to meet & greet some new people I talk to online from time to time. I'm referring to Jay Carlton who goes by Carlton Jay on Facebook. He drove over from his home which is 32 miles southeast of Nashville, Tennessee along with his lovely wife Anna & their adorable daughter, Jordin. It was so nice to meet these wonderful people.
Jay Carlton & I
King, me & Jay Carlton in Section 426
In addition, I got to see another young lady named Karrie Weddle who I met at Yankee Stadium last September. She had run a 5K race that Sunday morning she said & they gave her a ticket for the game. It was her first one there. She also lives a few miles from the ballpark. It was so nice to catch up with her again.
Karrie Weddle & I
As for the games we saw, the Braves won the first two & the Mets won the last three so it turned out to be a very fun time at the new home of the Braves. I plan to return again in September to see the Mets again as well as the Georgia Bulldogs & the Falcons in their new downtown home, Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Thank you for reading & following along.

Yours truly,

Gary Herman                         

       

Monday, June 12, 2017

Royalty schedule w/o 6/12

Here's the game plan:

Monday June 12th Cubs at Mets 7:10PM

Tuesday June 13th Cubs at Mets 7:10PM

Wednesday June 14th Cubs at Mets 7:10PM

Thursday June 15th Nationals at Mets 7:10PM

Friday June 16th Nationals at Mets 7:10PM                                  

Saturday June 17th Nationals at Mets 4:10PM

Sunday June 18th Nationals at Mets 1:10PM Father's Day

Check back to see how it turned out.

Hope all my readers and followers have a great week.  

I would like to wish all the Dads out there a Happy Father's Day. I feel for those of you who have lost yours.

As always, if you need assistance don't hesitate to ask.

If you like to tweet you can follow me on Twitter too. @royaltytoursusa

Furthermore, we can hook up on Facebook and/or Four Square as well.

With all the ways to communicate these days, we should always be in touch.

Remember team work makes the dream work.

Yours truly,

Gary Herman

Monday, June 5, 2017

Royalty schedule w/o 6/5

Here's the game plan:

Tuesday June 6th Red Sox at Yankees 7:05PM

Wednesday June 7th Mets at Rangers 7:05PM Central Time

Thursday June 8th Phillies at Braves 7:35PM Eastern Time
                                                       
Friday June 9th Mets at Braves 7:35PM Eastern Time

Saturday June 10th Mets at Braves 1PM & 6PM Day Night Doubleheader Eastern Time

Sunday June 11th Mets at Braves 1:35PM Eastern Time

Check back to see how it played out.

Hope all my readers and followers have a great week.  

As always, if you need assistance don't hesitate to ask.

If you like to tweet you can follow me on Twitter too. @royaltytoursusa

Furthermore, we can hook up on Facebook and/or Four Square as well.

With all the ways to communicate these days, we should always be in touch.

Remember team work makes the dream work.

Yours truly,

Gary Herman

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Royalty schedule w/o 5/29

Here's the game plan:

Monday May 29th Brewers at Mets 4:10PM

Tuesday May 30th Brewers at Mets 7:10PM

Wednesday May 31st Brewers at Mets 7:10PM

Friday June 2nd Pirates at Mets 7:10PM

Saturday June 3rd Philadelphia Union at NYCFC 1PM                                  

                                Pirates at Mets 7:15PM

Sunday June 4th Pirates at Mets 1:10PM

Check back to see how it turned out.

Hope all my readers and followers have a great week.  

As always, if you need assistance don't hesitate to ask.

If you like to tweet you can follow me on Twitter too. @royaltytoursusa

Furthermore, we can hook up on Facebook and/or Four Square as well.

With all the ways to communicate these days, we should always be in touch.

Remember team work makes the dream work.

Yours truly,

Gary Herman

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Royalty is going to Dallas & Atlanta in June to see the Mets play!

Here's the game plan:

The King & I are flying to Dallas, Texas on Southwest Airlines. We leave New York LaGuardia Airport on Wednesday, June 7th at 10:30AM Eastern Time We're supposed to land at Love Field in Big D at 1:35PM Central Time if we're on time. Upon arrival, I'm renting a car from E-Z Rent A Car for the day. I plan to meet some special people while we're there. That includes my friend Angelia Christian who arranged to get all of us tickets for the Ranger game that night. Last time I came to visit, we went to see the Mavericks & Cowboys play together. That's what I call Texas sized royal treatment. In addition, Margaret Felton who I met that last time as well will be joining us. So will a lady who can't wait to meet me. Her name is Ramona Almand. I know her thanks to the MLB Passport group aka the Stampeders if you will. We proudly belong to that group on Facebook. Furthermore, another member of that amazing group who I met last year when he visited NYC will be coming to Dallas from Las Vegas to see the Mets who are also his favorite team play. His name is Michael Mevorah.  I look forward to seeing him again as well.

After the Lone Star visit, the King & I board another Southwest flight, Thursday morning to Atlanta, Georgia where we'll spend the rest of the weekend. We depart Love Field at 8:10AM Central Time. If all goes well, we're expected to arrive at Hartsfield Airport at 11:30AM Eastern Time. Upon arrival, I'm renting a car from Alamo so we can get around the area while we're there. The main goal is to go to see their new ballpark, SunTrust Park which is located 23 miles from the airport in Cobb County which is way out in the North suburbs. By doing so, we'll regain membership back into the exclusive current Club 122 that we belong to. In addition, the Mets are there so this was the perfect time for us to go. We will have friends of ours who are meeting us out there. They being Michelle Ronis & Jeremy Banks who live out on Long Island. They arrive on Friday. In addition, our pal Bryan Gilligan is joining us on Saturday morning in time for the first day night doubleheader that they're playing there since they got rained out on May 4th. We're going to pick him up at the airport at 9AM when arrives. As a result, we all get to see an extra baseball game thanks to mother nature. We're so used to losing them when it rains. Furthermore, I want to give props to fellow ballpark chaser Robert O'Neil who I plan to meet there. He went out of his way to accommodate our needs & wants regarding tickets for the games. He has season tickets & he was kind enough to work some magic to secure additional tickets for us. Moreover, I plan to meet another gentleman from our Stampeder Facebook group. His name is Carlton Jay. He lives 32 miles southeast of Nashville, Tennessee. He's coming to the game with his wife & their young daughter on Sunday. He can't wait to meet me he told me. Mind you I feel the same way. Nothing is better than meeting other good people in living color not just writing & chatting online. He's never been to NYC. I hope someday I can find a way to change that for him.             

Sunday night the party comes to an end when we leave Atlanta on a Southwest flight that departs at 8:40PM Eastern Time. If all goes according to plan, we're scheduled to land at 11PM Eastern Time at LaGuardia Airport.    
   
Wednesday June 7th Mets at Rangers 7:05PM Central Time

Thursday June 8th Phillies at Braves 7:35PM Eastern Time
                                                       
Friday June 9th Mets at Braves 7:35PM Eastern Time

Saturday June 10th Mets at Braves 1PM & 6PM Day Night Doubleheader Eastern Time

Sunday June 11th Mets at Braves 1:35PM Eastern Time

If you're interested in going or you want to be a part of this exclusive getaway royalty style just let me know so I can arrange to have you join us.

It's going to be a blast so why not come along for a "royal" ride.

Thank you for reading and following along.

Yours truly,

Gary Herman

Monday, May 22, 2017

Royalty schedule w/o 5/22

Here's the game plan:

Monday May 22nd Royals at Yankees 7:05PM

Tuesday May 23rd Padres at Mets 7:10PM

Wednesday May 24th Padres at Mets 7:10PM

Thursday May 25th Padres at Mets 7:10PM

Friday May 26th Columbus Crew at Toronto FC 7PM

Saturday May 27th Rangers at Blue Jays 1:07PM                                  

Sunday May 28th Royals at Indians 1:10PM

                              Mets at Pirates 8:05PM

Check back to see how it played out.

Hope all my readers and followers have a great week.  

As always, if you need assistance don't hesitate to ask.

If you like to tweet you can follow me on Twitter too. @royaltytoursusa

Furthermore, we can hook up on Facebook and/or Four Square as well.

With all the ways to communicate these days, we should always be in touch.

Remember team work makes the dream work.

Yours truly,

Gary Herman

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

2017-2018 ECHL Schedule

To all my readers and followers,

The 2017-2018 ECHL schedule has been released:

Please see the link below for all the details:

http://www.echl.com/echl-releases-2017-18-schedule

If you need any assistance don't hesitate to ask or consult me that's why this blog is here.

If I can make a difference in your life I will, all I ask for is a fair opportunity to do so.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Yours truly,

Gary Herman