Here I am bonding with a cow outside the stadium. Looking at that t-shirt, I’m not sure this cow is in the right place.
The inspiration for this trip was to see the Portland Timbers play the Philadelphia Union.
In case any Timbers fans or MLS fans are here and thinking about visiting Philadelphia for a match: DO IT! We very highly recommend. I also recommended Montreal Away after our visit last year.
The only snafu was getting to the match because we didn’t want deal with a car rental and the stadium is out of town a bit.
Bob came up with the brilliant plan: Pub bus.
We were walking over to the pub and I saw a tour bus but when we got up there Bob said, it wasn’t the right address. We kept walking. We saw a school bus. Bob said: I think that’s it.
That was it.
Here’s where the what the heck with the liquor laws Philly goes to the next level. We had not one, but two, kegs on a school bus.
Pour them in the front. Pass them back!
Also, something went wrong so there was no food. I am generally very careful about drinking anything without eating. At my advanced age, this has become critical.
But when are you going to be on the Union Party Bus again?
It was really fun. I want to say I’d do it differently next time, but I probably wouldn’t.
The stadium is beautiful. It’s a great location. It has a wonderful tailgate scene which is something we don’t enjoy in Portland.
Here’s my team, going to the slaughter.
We lost 3-0 but I wasn’t devastated since we left a significant part of our A team at home and we had 2 guys starting in their first ever MLS match.
Also, GREAT fireworks show. I think someone said there was a problem the previous weekend so they saved them for this match.
My parting comments are: it was a great trip. I would love to go to Philadelphia again. It’s a great city to visit.
The project of mid-August as of today: