Tiger Baseball

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imageIt is very early in their season, but the tigers are off to a great start.  The game I attended although it was raining and cool did not disappoint.  They were thoroughly entertaining.  The energy inside Comerica Park has everyone excited.  Everyone is friendly.  Everyone speaks to you.  People whom you have never seen before just sit and start talking to you.  Everyone is introducing themselves and saying “hope to see you again at another game.

The game on this day was paused due to rain.  We took this time to walk through the park.  You can’t go to a game and not eat a ballpark hotdog.  Typically we would drink a lemonade or pop but this day was cool so we had hot chocolate instead.   A ballpark hotdog and hot chocolate yum.  People watching is also so much fun.  Especially the die hard Tiger fans who wore their insulated onesies to the game.  Those people were dry and warm.

Pitcher warming up

Pitcher warming up

Everything about a Tiger game is exciting.  The atmosphere is electric.  The game is interactive.  I was surprised at the seventh inning stretch, it was not as I remembered.  They had music playing with the lyrics  on the big screen.  Everyone participated.  I think I sang the loudest.

If you have had a bad day, week or month, go to a Tiger game.  It is guaranteed to lift your spirits.  You will not feel the same way leaving stadium as you did when you entered.  If you know someone who is feeling a little low, purchase some tickets and check out a game.  They will be grateful.  Also, some of the best pictures are taken inside or outside the stadium.

Statue of Lion outside of Comerica Park.

Statue of Lion outside of Comerica Park.

The Tigers won on the day I went.  The final score was 10 – 2.  Go Tigers.

Traverse City, Michigan

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Beautiful sunsets in Traverse City.  Wherever you are in the city you get this view.

Beautiful sunsets in Traverse City.  Any of the beachfront hotels will give you this view.

Traverse City is a must see destination on your travels through Michigan.  The spectacular sunsets will soothe your soul.  Although my visit was before tourist season began, this city still has a lot to offer.

Minerva’s in the downtown district is a fabulous place to dine. My compliments to the chef.  The food is absolutely wonderful.

This taste as good as it looks.

This taste as good as it looks.  Chicken vegetable fettuccine

Also, you must go to Poppycock’s to dine.  Besides the fabulous food, they offer a live jazz band for your entertainment .  While enjoying family and friends you can rock to soothing music.

Chocolate  Oblivion

Chocolate Oblivion

Sometimes there is no need for food.  This delectable delight is satisfying to any chocolate lover.  One of many outstanding deserts Poppycock’s has to offer.

Bry's Estates

Bry’s Estates

Do not leave Traverse City without a visit to the wineries.  The wine tasting is fun.  You learn a lot about the different kinds of wines and meet wonderful people.  Each winery is different in their pricing.  Bry’s Estates offer a wine glass in their price for tasting wine.  I must say after a few sips, everything has humor.

Now add a spa day at Great Wolf Lodge, go shopping downtown, Lucky’s for bowling and lunch (best lunch ever) you will have experienced just a fraction of what Traverse City has to offer.  I must make a visit to this place at least once a year. It will take several visits to see everything.  Due to the fog that came in, we cancelled our drive up the peninsula.  That was a view I really looked forward too.  Maybe next time.