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It's been an emotional roller coaster this October. The Cubs didn't make it to the World Series, but they did put on a great show and the fact that I even thought it was a possibility that I'd be able to take my Dad to see the Cubs play in one was awesome. And as all good Cubs fans know, there's always next year!
Thanks to everyone for their love and support during this very exciting post season!!
So, I'm putting this out there because I need help from the internet, the universe, anyone and everyone that can help. I need to send my Dad to the World Series!
Let me start by telling you a little bit about my Dad.
My Dad raised my brother and I by himself since we both were still in diapers. If you asked him, he would tell you it was easy...until my brother and I started driving, (I have no idea why).
He did this all while working crazy hours at a dangerous job. He broke is back AND his neck TWICE!
All this and he still managed to take us on fun vacations regularly and made a pretty nice life for us.
My brother and I both agree though that our favorite times were the one week a summer we would spend watching the Cubs.
In 1999 we moved to Idaho. It was a lot tougher to see Cubs games then, but it didn't stop him from keeping up on his Cubbies. If a game wasn't on TV, he'd watch the play by play update online. It was essentially a graphic of a baseball diamond that would tell you balls and strikes and where base runners were. He did this on dial-up! That is dedication!
My brother lives in LA now, and when my Dad goes to visit him, they always go to see the Cubs when they're in town. In fact my Dad plans his visits around the Cubs schedule. He even got to see them no hit the Dodgers.
So, here we are in 2015 and things are looking pretty dang good for the Cubs. I've already booked a hotel for us and I'm ready to book flights on a moments notice for games 3,4, and 5 in Chicago. The only thing missing is a ticket to the game.
My Dad has said that just being in Chicago while the Cubs play in the World Series would be the most amazing thing ever. And I agree, it is going to be pretty amazing. But all I want is to be able to give the man that sacrificed so much for us, his dream of seeing the Cubs play in the World Series.
I know, I know. Hoping for World Series Cubs tickets is like hoping to find a bottle of unicorn tears in a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow. But if you don't ask, the universe can't deliver. And, the Cubs are in our blood. My grandpa was born in 1908, the year that the Cubs won their last World Series. I was born in 1984, when they won the East Division. The only way I could make my Dad any happier is if I had a baby this year AND the Cubs won the World Series.
I can't deliver on the baby, (cheesy pun intended), but I do hope that by some miracle I can get the three of us or even just him into his favorite place to see his favorite team play in the series he's been waiting his whole life for.
Either way, we'll be in Chicago yelling "Go Cubs Go!"
Hi there! I'm Skeeter. I grew up moving a lot and that makes me a bit restless for travel and exploration. I started this blog with my husband Pat when we decided to backpack New Zealand for a year. We are always looking for the next adventure and are loving life. We're just your average couple with two sassy dogs and a love for travel. We're sharing our travels and the tips we pick up along the way.
Hello! I'm Liz. Blogging is very new to me, but I'm so excited to finally write as much as I talk!
"Don't forget to travel happy"-Skeeter & Liz