What we liked and disliked
Rob - I vote for The Bomber, the unusual hamburger/italian sausage patty combo that I had at the ball park in Milwaukee. It was at a Food Network kiosk that I noticed at several ballparks. Apparently, they specialize in local specialties (based on the city).
Rob - It's hard to beat the Adidas baseball cleats that I picked up for $9.95. However, I like free and each park had a Designated Driver booth. I signed up each time and recieved a free medium soft drink. All told I saved about $40.
As an additional bonus, I signed up Rory for the Reds Heads Kids Club for $20. The package included vouchers (which I gave away), a backpack, Reds' jersey, Reds' ball cap, wristbands, a clubhouse flag, and dogtags.
Top Spot (Non Baseball)
Rob - Although we didn't have much time to take in the sights or museums, I was really impressed with the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame (I guess that is baseball related). The Heinz Center, home of the Western Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame, was also outstanding.
Rob - I discovered the 3 Musketeers Truffle Crisp, the best candy bar that I have ever had. The Heinz Center was also a big surprise.
Rob - I love ribs and thought that my half-rack of BBQ ribs and half-rack of Memphis-style dry rub was very disappointing.
Rob - While doing a trip like this on your own, would allow you to make your own schedule, see what you want to see and so on, it helps to take a trip like to with travel companions. Making a Man Trip with others helps reduce costs and it breaks up the monotony of the road. We had some great conversations in the Murano. It also allowed Ron to pull over and take a nap in the back, while I took over behind the wheel.