Walking about half a mile at the stadium, some stairs. Driving distance to stadium approximately one hour, 35 miles.
In the hotel dining room, the breakfast buffet offers choices such as eggs and omelettes cooked to order, bacon, oatmeal, fruit, toast, juice, coffee, tea, water.
Throughout the program, we’ll meet wonderful baseball personalities who have intimate and often long histories with the game. Sports writer Charlie Vascellaro will join us and provide unique perspectives on baseball history and personalities. In addition to his lifelong love of baseball, Charlie is a bibliophile, historian, raconteur, traveler, and author of a biography on Hank Aaron. Charlie took part in his first Road Scholar program in 2004 and has been a regular guest ever since, delighting our folks with Spring Training chronicles.
This afternoon's presentation will be by David Rapp, retired journalist and author of soon to be published book "Tinker to Evers to Chance: The Chicago Cubs and the Dawn of Modern America." David will delight with stories and antidotes of the original glory years of the Cubs. In late afternoon we will board our bus to travel to our first game.
This meal has been excluded from the program cost and is on your own to enjoy what you like at the ballpark. The Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions
Game 1! We start off our week by traveling to Goodyear Stadium to watch the Cubs take on their division foe Cincinnati Reds. We will get to enjoy the cool evening air as today's game has a start time of 6:05 p.m. After the game we’ll transfer back to the hotel.