I’m the Wandering Spectator – traveling around the country in search of America’s best sites, sounds and smells at stadiums, ballparks and arenas in big cities and small towns.
Whenever I travel, I prefer to check out the local scene as much as possible. Many times, this means mom and pop restaurants, or more often, an event such as a baseball or basketball game.
Football is my favorite sport, college football even more so. Nothing beats a fall Saturday of tailgating! I usually travel to see my beloved Bills and Nittany Lions at least once a year and with the Valley of the Sun as my home base, I always catch an ASU game or two. The end of the season is always topped off with the Cactus Bowl and Fiesta Bowl, and if I’m lucky, a Cardinals playoff game.
Along the way, I’ve had many memorable events – from picking up a hitchhiking Chuck Mangione on his way to a Bills game to seeing records being made like Mariano Rivera’s 602nd save or Kobe’s 61 points at the Garden, to visiting historic places like the Masters, Wrigley or Fenway. Life is made up of little stories. And these are some of mine.