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Old 11-27-2013, 09:20 AM   #331
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Darn, I'm getting a little blue question mark where some photos should be.

STILL???? That's not right! I have pro-

Alcohol. The bonding agent that keeps great couples together. Been there, done that.

I have been dieting before the Holidays and our Disney Cruise and haven't been drinking (or eating) for like 3 weeks- miraculously, I have NOT killed Pods OR the kids yet! YAY for ME!!!

The Happy Hour spread looks fantastic. Good idea saving a little money and letting the boys pig out there. Dessert looks good too.

It was all good- really enjoyed it! If you ever stay there and they offer you the $25 deal when you are checking in the week before online, I HIGHLY recommend the upgrade!

The only other time we stayed Regency Club was on our honeymoon in Maui, 27+ years ago. Way back then, cocktails were included, too.


The view and sunset are gorgeous.
It truly was! Lucky us!
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Old 11-27-2013, 02:12 PM   #332
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Friday morning, we grabbed our usual breakfast upstairs in that lovely lounge, then were up and out- today we had 2 great things planned, and tonight, Pods and I would be dining ALONE at a magnificent restaurant called Boulevard. So off we went, headed south for a change towards AT&T Park- home of the San Francisco Giants. We were leaving plenty of time for our walk along the water, which took about half an hour...

Outside the Hyatt, there were lots of booths set up each day with all kinds of stuff-



The beautiful building we would be dining in tonight-



On our way-



On the tour with the Monkey, he told us this was here "just because"-



Sailing, takes me away...





There was lots to look at along the way...





Finally!





Our tour was at 10:30 (there are 2 tours daily when the team is away or off-season) and I had purchased our tickets prior to leaving NJ here- http://sanfrancisco.giants.mlb.com/s...?content=tours and cost $20 each for adults, $10 for kids 12 and under. Not that we have any of THOSE any more....

We had allotted enough time for checking out everything outside the stadium
before our tour began. Well, maybe enough time for Tyler and I- Pods and Timmy would still be there now checking everything out if I hadn't hustled them along-





Those two are HUGE on sports trivia- Timmy comes to the dinner table every night with some crazy stat or factoid trying to stump his Dad (and tyler- but Ty is no match!)- it's pretty cool.





There he is- who doesn't love Willie Mays?



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Old 11-27-2013, 02:50 PM   #333
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We met up with the many others who would be going on the tour today inside the gift shop at 10:30. Divided into 2 groups, we went into the stadium via a back of the store entrance, following our tour guide.

Who was really awesome.

One group went on the field first, the other went up (us)



This stadium looks like a lot of fun even if you don't want to watch the game!



Our first view- what a GORGEOUS place to play ball!





Yea- they're impressed-



See the Coke bottle? It's a slide at the playground- I think he said it's open for more than just games-







Ooh- look- something to do next time!



Love this movie-



On the tour we checked out alot of suites-







Virgin had a large level-







Some very special seats-





which I made the boys get out of to give someone else a thrill.

What a VIEW!!!!!



There was a HUGE display of loads of memorabilia, trophies, etc...



Yea, they hated that part the MOST!








Back in a few- Tyler needs to go visit a GIRL.


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Old 11-27-2013, 03:45 PM   #334
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Next was the press Box-





Yea...the baseball fans hated that, too...

And then, it was time to take the field!



And check out the dugout-







This kid has some beautiful blue eyes, doesn't he?



Oh MOM....



Looking up-



We checked out the batting cages- keep in mind, all of this is on the visitor's side- which was fine by my kids, because that's where the Yankees go when they play here!



The locker room/clubhouse-





The door that hundreds of visiting baseball heroes have signed-



And that pretty much concluded our hour and a half at the stadium, after we saw a few more spaces.



As I mentioned, our guide was excellent! He was originally from NJ, he was a Dodgers fan but lived in SF, so did these tours instead of the Dodgers tours because that commute would probably kill him! He knew we were from NJ, and he asked who we were fans of- when we told him the Yankees and the Giants (NY- as in football) he said his uncle used to play for them. Did we remember Rosey Grier?



Yea. Pretty sure everyone remembers Rosey Grier, even ME! So cool, huh? Here are all the boys-



We stopped in the gift shop, and Tim got a Tshirt, before we tried to take a better pic with Willie-



They LOVED this tour- it was uber cool for a baseball fan, but, ya know, it was even cool for a non-baseball junkie- we all would highly recommend!

Oh- here's a vid I forgot to post (as usual)- in it you can hear that park is open 11-4 everyday for kids.

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Up next- pizza in a cab and segways in the MOST beautiful park!

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Old 11-27-2013, 07:39 PM   #335
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Great updates! I would have liked that sally rand drink! It sounds right up my alley!

Hooray for happy hour and tacos! Gotta love it when the lack of plans falls just right for the evening and the wallet! I would have loved that honor system! And those views were AH-MAZING! Love that bridge and the fog!

That baseball tour seems like another thing i'd love too.
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Old 11-28-2013, 11:39 AM   #336
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catching up. Love the honor bar.. (you knew I would LOL) Im always on my honor too LOL. Glad the day got better and not worse too. And the tour looks amazing. I would so love to do that, but I willhave to save it for one day when I vacation alone, cuz unfortunately I have 3 that don't like that sport (it kills me every day as a former softball player for 15years!)

Btw I don't know a Sandy whats-her-lastname? but I so need to meet her now... she looks delish! LOL
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Old 11-28-2013, 03:10 PM   #337
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Seriously - that IS the most beautiful baseball park ever! I can see why your boys absolutely LOVED it! very cool! I can't imagine being a fan and getting to see that beautiful view at every game. That is SO cool!
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Now that's a pretty stadium!
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Have to catch up but it's after midnight....

Happy Birthday dearest Ellen!!!!!!
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Great updates! I would have liked that sally rand drink! It sounds right up my alley!

Hooray for happy hour and tacos! Gotta love it when the lack of plans falls just right for the evening and the wallet! I would have loved that honor system! And those views were AH-MAZING! Love that bridge and the fog!

Yea- the honor bar rocked! My CPA hubby was thrilled to pieces!

That baseball tour seems like another thing i'd love too.
It was an excellent tour, I have to say.

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catching up. Love the honor bar.. (you knew I would LOL) Im always on my honor too LOL.

Yea, I bet!

Glad the day got better and not worse too. And the tour looks amazing. I would so love to do that, but I willhave to save it for one day when I vacation alone, cuz unfortunately I have 3 that don't like that sport (it kills me every day as a former softball player for 15years!)

Baseball is SUCH a HUGE part of our lives, that is VERY hard for me to imagine!

Btw I don't know a Sandy whats-her-lastname? but I so need to meet her now... she looks delish! LOL
LOL- I am sure you would be besties right away....

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Seriously - that IS the most beautiful baseball park ever! I can see why your boys absolutely LOVED it! very cool! I can't imagine being a fan and getting to see that beautiful view at every game. That is SO cool!
It must be the most beautiful baseball field there is- it is breathtaking- originally we were supposed to be there for a game, but plans changed when they released the dates for D23 Expo- I never would have gotten that beautiful 1 bdrm at GCV during D23, so we had to change some dates- and the team was away. The boys ended up going to see an Angels game instead, so it all worked out!

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Absolutely the prettiest!
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Have to catch up but it's after midnight....

Happy Birthday dearest Ellen!!!!!!
Thanks, my friend! You are so cute- it was such a nice surprise when your song popped up on FB right when I was about to go to bed. Thanks for making my birthday feel so special RIGHT at the start!

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