Royalty Tours USA

Saturday, July 30, 2011

The Journey goes on

After a nice little stay in Aberdeen we cruised over to Ripken Stadium to take a glance at where the Aberdeen Ironbirds play. After that Gary, Mike and I headed out toward Philadelphia for the first part of our doubleheader.

We made it easily into Philadelphia andwalked over towards Citizens Bank Park, the home of the Philadelphia Phillies. Once we got into the game I got to meet up with some of Royalty's fellow roadtrippers Frankie Centola, Frank Anichiarico, Phil Butleman and Bryan Gilligan. The game interestingly was Christmas in July day. Santa Claus and the Phillie Phanatic were in full Christmas attire. Unfortunately San Diego didn't have a win to give the Phillies as Cliff Lee and the Phillies fell short 5 to 4. After the game, Mike headed back with Bryan to New York to catch the Yankees and Gary and I headed towards Wilmington, Delaware to see the Wilmington Blue Rocks in action.
Before the game, Gary and I met up with Ballpark E-Guide author, Kurt Smith. We caught a meal across from the ballpark at Joe's Crab Shack it was a definite feast well worth the cost. We then headed over to the ballgame to see the Wilmington Blue Rocks host the Potomac Nationals. Unfortunately for us it wasn't meant to be as the game was called due to rain after 4 innings. It was a great visit though as we had some great company to enjoy it with. After the game, Gary and I headed towards Hancock, Maryland to spend the night as we had a long trip to Cincinnati the next day.

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