Wednesday, November 2, 2016

World Series Weekend | Go Cubs!

This weekend was a whirlwind thanks to the Chicago Cubs. It started Thursday when my friend Charlsy flew in from the D.C. area. We worked a full day remotely, which brought back memories of working together at a newspaper in Arizona. That night we attended the World Series Gala, an incredible night of gourmet food, live music, dancing and fireworks at the Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier.

World Series Gala

The next day, Charlsy and I worked from home again before heading to Game 3 of the World Series at Wrigley Field. We sat in the fourth row of the bleachers and had a blast despite the Cubs losing the game.

Wrigley Field, Chicago Cubs, World Series

The weekend continued with an airport run to pick up my mom for that night's Game 4, for which we had front-row bleacher seats. We took Victoria to her first Cubs game, which just happened to be the World Series. I was stressed about how it would go, but Victoria quickly made friends with everyone around us. She took peanuts from a nearby fan, accepted free giveaway gloves from another, and fed someone else a Goldfish cracker. My back was killing, though, for days from having to carry a toddler.

Wrigley Field, Chicago Cubs, World Series

The next day, my mom, friend Rachael and I took Victoria to Brookfield Zoo's Boo at the Zoo event. I didn't take any photos in a mom and blogger fail. That night I went to Game 5 of the World Series with Rachael. This was finally the game the Cubs won. The people behind me were in tears as we sang the closing song. I was so emotional all game long. Go, Cubs, go!

Wrigley Field, Chicago Cubs, World Series

On the way out, I signed the good luck wall at Wrigley Field.

Wrigley Field, Chicago Cubs, World Series

I am in no way bragging. I simply cannot believe I was able to witness this in person. Again, it's not lost on me how lucky I was to be there.

Watch footage from the World Series: