Required tasks for the day complete, we headed to downtown Cedar Rapids for some dinner at the White Star Ale House, documented elsewhere by Gzmoohoo. The restaurant was excellent - take the waiter's recommendation and have the BBQ Pork Shanks. My god, so delicious. We took some time to walk around downtown a bit after we were done.
|The Veteran's Memorial building, built in the 1920's.|
|The statue on the front steps.|
|The Linn County Courthouse, across a park/lawn from the veteran's building. Both are on an island in the middle of the Cedar River.|
Luck was on our side. Not only was the pro shop open (we all bought either a Tshirt or a hat), but they let us walk out into the concourse to explore the stadium:
|This van is awesome on many levels.|
|Some lawn care going on at the field.|
|My traveling companions.|
After some relaxing during the afternoon, we had a lovely reception with both sides of Andy's family. I felt extraordinarily welcomed and I am so glad to have met everyone who could make it. Here we are pictured with my mother and father in-law and all of her siblings and their spouses.
|She has a lot of siblings, all of them super nice.|