October 18, 2016

St. Louis Day 2 - Tour of Busch Stadium

Hi friends!  I'm finally sitting down and editing pics to show you the rest of my Sew Pro trip.  I cannot believe how many pictures I took.  I had such a good time and cannot wait to show you what we saw!!

Our second day in St. Louis was really just a morning tour of Busch Stadium before we headed up to Chicago.  But we really made the most of it.  We are huge baseball fans in this family!!  Be prepared for picture overload!!

As soon as we entered the stadium for our tour, I had to snap a picture because the famous arch was visible over the stadium walls and I had to capture that memory...

 A Quilting Chick - Arch Over Busch Stadium

Absolutely gorgeous!  The first thing we did on our tour was go down to the field!!  So amazing!

A Quilting Chick - View from Field - Bush Stadium

That's the view from right behind home plate.  Then we proceeded to the dugout...

 A Quilting Chick - Dugout Busch Stadium

I cannot even begin to fathom the famous players that have been in this dugout, in this spot!  Here's the view from the dugout...

 A Quilting Chick - View from Dugout

After seeing that, I decided I'm much happier watching the game from the stands.  After we were done with the dugout, we went through a maze in the stadium and came to one of the specialty "clubs" where people can watch the game in style.  But I was overwhelmed with this...

 A Quilting Chick - Baseball Card Wallpaper

I'm very sad that the picture came out so blurry.  This is a specialty wallpaper, made off old baseball cards that the team's owner has in his collection.  I used to collect baseball cards and let me tell you, just knowing that one person has all of these cards....wow.  Most of these are old tobacco cards, way before they started putting cards with bubblegum.  Amazing collection.  Then we went up to the press box...

 A Quilting Chick - Cardinals Press Box

Now, this is a great spot for watching the game.  Fantastic view and nice and cool!  When you're from Texas, cool air-conditioning counts a lot!  Then we got to go see ALL of the Cardinals trophies...

 A Quilting Chick - Cardinals Trophy

So so cool.  I'm an Astros fan and unfortunately, we just don't get these things.  But my favorite parts of the tour is seeing the way they honor their old players.  Here is the Stan Musial Courtyard (?)...

 A Quilting Chick - Stan Musial Courtyard

And then statues of their famous players.  My favorite Cardinals player of all times was honored, Dizzy Dean...

 A Quilting Chick - Dizzy Dean

Then we have  Stan Musial (of course).....

 A Quilting Chick - Stan Musial

And then Lou Brock....

A Quilting Chick - Lou Brock

And Bob Gibson....

 A Quilting Chick - Bob Gibson

And lastly Roger Hornsby...

 A Quilting Chick - Roger Hornsby

And that's it!!  We spent the rest of the day driving Route 66 up to Chicago.  I thought I grabbed pics of that stuff too but it looks like it was all on my phone so it's on my Instagram page.  Stay tuned for more!!!

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