I had a great time at the White Sox opening day today despite the cold temperatures. The White Sox won 1-0 behind the pitching of Chris Sale. Thanks to Pete Sanchez and his group for organizing the annual event which also cons
ists of tailgating in the parking lot before and after the game.
I went to the 2013 Chicago Auto Show on February 13, 2012 with Bruce Magers of the American MGB Association. The show itself seemed to be larger than ever as the car manufacturers seem to be emerging from the downturn in the economy as car sales seem to be picking up.
We annually celebrate his birthday by going to the show and then dinner afterwards. This year’s dinner was at Piccolo Sogno, a fine Italian restaurant
that has gotten great reviews.
The American MGB Association’s annual car show, Meet 2012 was held in Ocean Grove, New Jersey. This meant a long drive by the officers to bring out the club items to the show. This includes the table, chairs, tent, membership items and club regalia. There were frequent stops in getting to the show including Pittsburgh where we stopped at Mt. Washington overlooking Pittsburgh. We also dined in the famous “Strip” Area of Pittsburgh at Rolands. Another stop was in Pottsville, Pennsylvania to visit the oldest brewery in the United States, the Yuengling Brewing Company for a tour of the building and the gift shop. Another stop on the way to Jersey was the Wooden Match Pub in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
The car show was in New Jersey so we had to stop at the Stone Pony Pub in Asbury Park which was one of the early venues for both Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi. Since we were on the Jersey Shore a trip to Seaside Heights, the home of MTV’s Jersey Shore was in order. We saw the shore house, walked the boardwalk but did not see Snookie.
On the way back home, we stopped in New York City at Times Square and the 9/11 Memorial in Manhattan. Other stops included Binghamton and Buffalo, New York. In Buffalo we stopped at the Anchor Bar, home of the original Buffalo wings. Closer to home, a stop a the famous Redcoat Tavern, outside Detroit in Royal Oak, Michigan was made.
Looking forward to the next year’s adventure!