CUBA: The Diamonds To Our South December 2015

    Our Man in Havana – David Brauer Sunday – back from beautiful Vinales to Havana, where a Guadi-like artist has transformed a neighborhood. Final walk around our hotel neighborhood, looking at faded beauties and live ones, plus a church with embalmed Jesus. Plus a final dinner.  Friday – Today, Vinales, one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever visited. Looks like Napa, but tobacco instead of grapes; bought farmer-rolled cigars (subtlety marinated in guava and honey) then visited an incredible … Continue reading →

Summer 2014 Tours

   Show Me State Ramble: June 18-22, 2014 Des Moines – St. Louis – KC El Paso Chihuahuas/Iowa Cubs – Phillies/Cards (2)  – Mariners/Royals (2) A relaxing 5-day adventure into the heartland – taking in major and minor leagues teams and towns!!! Great hotels in downtown Des Moines, St. Louis (2 nights) and Kansas City’s premier entertainment district.   Bleacher Bums XXXII Wrigley’s 100th  Anniversary Rays/Cubs (2) – Dodgers/Brewers A weekend getaway in the heart of the Windy City August 7 – 10 … Continue reading →

Bleacher Bums XXXI (2013)

Bleacher Bums XXXI June 6-9 – Notes, Quotes & ? Milwaukee – Chicago – Appleton – Baseball – Blues – Brews – Brewers – Phillies – Cubs – Pirates – Timber Rattlers – Lumber Kings – Toss in the Chisox & Blackhawks & BLUES FEST = A Great Way to Kick Off Summer!!! Sand Creek Sampler – Anniversary & B-Day thongs – No tequila (upgraded) before 3pm – Collage of Cardinals – South Dakota – Boston – Kentucky – DC & Norway travelers – … Continue reading →

River Cities Tour 2012

River Cities Tour 2012 – Wrap in Words & Phrases 9 days – 8 games – 5 cities & rivers – 2163 miles – 1 official brewery tour – fireworks/fireworks/fireworks = priceless! Load up rain – tequila at 11 in honor of Ruthie – INTRO’s give hint of performances to come – Marty’s Marvelous hitchhiking adventure – Geneva – picnic & fireworks to Wilco – Harry Canary & Friends – Louisville & Slugger Museum – Father’s Day Bats – Pee Wee … Continue reading →

Cooperstown or Bust: July 2011

Cooperstown or Bust – July 2011 Trek in words & phrases – you decipher !!! Tight time schedule – Larry arrival – Pacer left on bus – Fire Alarm wakeup call – Awards challenge ‘will tortoise catch hare’ – Wrigley & Cubs – half-full, Phillies land & “sun has always been there” – Brillo & Phyllis arrival, full roster – Lunch Master returns & brings ‘old Met’ – tailgating (salt potatoes) – keg roll ‘grab those buds’ – electric chair … Continue reading →