It’s time to get dressed in our A’s gear this morning, and by noon we’re dropping J.T. off at a dog sitter in Florence, KY where she will spend the day with several other dogs (big and small) at Celia’s home. We are heading on to downtown Cincinnati, where at the Great American Ballpark the Cincinnati Reds are playing the Oakland A’s for game 2 of the series today!
We pick up our tickets, and explore the Riverpark and walk around the ballpark. Then we stop for lunch, before it’s time to head inside and collect our giveways: the Reds Garden Gnome! The game starts just after 4pm, and while we are in time to watch some practice on the field, very few players are stopping to sign autographs, and we come up empty.
The game is pretty slow paced, and **spoiler alert** the A’s loose. Game 2 brought the same results as the night before … 2:1 Reds.
After we stroll through the few blocks up from the park and find the Observation deck (at the Hilton) already closed, we get some local ice cream, listen to the summer stage band perform and soon head back out.
J.T. did really well in “camp”, but couldn’t be more thrilled when we pick her up. Then we return to our campground to wind down …