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Well, sort of tailgating. Earl and I went downtown for the MLB All Star Game 2009 festivities tonight. The streets were jammed with baseball fans and their fans. We enjoyed some food, a few drinks and doing the people watching. We found a good spot on a pedestrian bridge to watch it all.

After folks starting heading into the stadium or drifting off to their own parties we made our way to Union Station and the Hard Rock Café where we watched the pre-game stuff. Sheryl Crow’s rendition of “The Star Spangled Banner” was great and was punctuated by a hush over the restaurant as she sang. The hush was followed by a loud rumble; it was then that I realized that the Stealth B-2 Bomber that was passing over the baseball game was also passing over the restaurant; half the patrons ran out to see it. It was an awesome sight.

We watched a little bit of the game before hopping on the MetroLink and heading back to the hotel. We did a LOT of walking today. I think we are going to call it an early night.