Monday, April 14, 2008

Next Stop Chi Town...

I'll be up bright and early tomorrow morning for my 6:45 flight to London. I fly British Airways (with whom Mrs. TBF is very angry at the moment) to London, and then I connect to a flight on American Airlines to Chicago; used the rest of Mrs. TBF's Aadvantage miles.

This is the first time in a long time that I haven't flown British Airways overseas, and while I usually enjoy my American Airlines experience, I'm not looking forward to having to switch terminals at Heathrow. But hey...the ticket was free, so why complain?

I'm completely packed, the taxi has been ordered for 5:15 a.m., my transfer from O'Hare to my sister's house in the suburbs has been arranged, and I've given Mrs. TBF a refresher course on how to use the washing machine (...I'm not kidding!). So, everything is good to go.

I always look forward to going to Chicago, but I'm really looking forward to this trip because...

I'll be going to Wrigley Field this Friday to see the Cubs battle the Pirates. Our friend Dave called last week to see if I'd be interested in sitting in the first row, right behind the Cubs' dugout.

WHO WOULDN'T????

I have to admit that I looked at the Cubs' roster, and...I only recognize the names of three players. When the heck did they get rid of Ernie Banks and Billy Williams???

Anyway...

If you happen to be watching the Cubs on TV this Friday, look for the big bald guy sitting behind the home dugout. I'll try to remember to wave.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

AAAAHHHHHGGGGGHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!! i wanna go see the cubs...
:P

Expat Traveler said...

Welcome back 6 hrs. Hope the weather treats you will as I know you will have lots of fun.. I'm curious to know what you will be bringing back with ya though!

The Big Finn said...

anon - Going to see the Cubs this Friday is in jeopardy. My friend Dave has been in the hospital with pneumonia, and I'm not sure if he'll be up for going on Friday. Plus, the weather is supposed to be pretty crappy. We'll see...

et - I'm actually 7 hrs. behind Basel-time. I'll keep you informed about what I end up bring back.

Mrs. TBF said...

Am I the only one who gets the Boz Scaggs title reference??