Well it was time to get away for the day, a few buddies of mine decided to head to chicago for a little fun.Our main goal was to fly out to see the chicago cubs play the st.louis cardinals.
MAY 08 2002
UAX FLT 7096
the flight left colorado springs on-time,with some worries for denvers weather was at half mile visibility.
this was a prop and most know that props cant fly through freezing drizzle or fog.the clouds broke and we were on our way.with a lady in the seat in front of us taking full advantage of her barf bag we made it to denver with minor problems.
MAY 08 2002
UAL FLT 242
This flight went off without a hitch,extremely awesome flight,i was seated in 9c an exit row.the flight was full of sleepy eyed people and the sounds of a childs laughter.we came into chicago with no problems,arriving at the gate early.we held out for a few minutes waiting for our occupied gate to clear.into the terminal and to the rental car check-in we went.keep in mind for those who have done this before and those who have never, you dont need to rent a car.you can take the "L" to harlem and the city bus the rest of the way.
we arrived at the friendly confines of wrigley field with smiles ear to ear.we had taken a friend of our who had never been to wrigley field,so a first time trip to THIS ballpark was well worth the wait.we had box seats 7 rows up from the cubs dugout sec 109.
The game went along very slow,jaun cruz pitched for the cubs.cruz did a terrable job,imo he wont be with the cubs much longer he is 0-5.into the third inning and the cubs down 0-1. a man on first and who trots to the plate?SLAMMIN SAMMY SOSA. He takes two strikes and maybe a ball................. crack he belts a two run homerun.now the trip was worth it,into the 5th inning we went(the game went so slow)we decided it was time to head back to O'HARE to catch our flight.
MAY 08 2002
UAL FLT 255
Once through security we headed for gate C-29 and there stood in front of the huge glass window,a UNITED AIRLINES 777. after a brief wait in the boarding area i got my seat.i sat in 12E, i got business class on the 777.i was as giddy as a school girl(only joking) walking down the jet way.i took my seat and had a very good time on this flight. the flight attendants were very nice and the meal was wonderful. i havent had a meal like that in such a long time.airline food really isnt worth the time but this a chicken dish that makes my mouth water thinking of it.the service was good, the plane was awesome,and the seat rocked.
MAY 08 2002
UAL FLT 373
as we checked the departure screens we saw that our flight 483 was not going to leave at 7:30pm but 8:45p so we were pretty bummed out.we saw there was a 6:30pm flt that was running late,we ran to the gate and the agent said no more passengers the flight has to go.we said that there is still a lady over at screening can we still make it.he wasnt a jerk agent with an attitude.if i had his name i would tell you,what a class act.we printed our boarding passes and sent us down the jetway.he helped us get home a little earlier,vs waiting in DIA for the next plane.
overall here is how i would rank my trip.
* poor ** good *** wothwhile **** would do it again in a heartbeat.
service on UAL ****
clean planes? ****
juan cruz *
my day trip to CHICAGO to see the CUBS. thanks for reading my post.GO CUBS,come august GO BEARS
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