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    Default I JUST WON A CONTEST: Fly With the Blue Jackets!

    Several weeks ago, I was surfing the Columbus Blue Jackets website and casually entered a contest: "Fly With the Blue Jackets" sponsored by Nationwide Insurance. Didn't think another thing about it until over this weekend, I recieved a phone call and a Fed Ex package: I was selected as the grand prize winner!

    Sunday, 3/12, my wife and I will depart Columbus on the team plane! Arrive in St. Louis, stay in the team hotel, receive "premium" tickets to the game vs. the Blues on 3/13. Then on to Chicago, a free day in the Windy City on 3/14 (my wife has never been there) and "premium" tickets to the Blackhawks game on 3/15. After the game, it's back to Columbus with the team! Oh yeah, we also get a pair of jerseys. So, basically the only thing we will pay for is food....and, of course, beer!

    I am so excited! My 8 year old is pissed he can't go. My 11 year old daughter is just excited to have her grandmother staying with them for a few days, but asked mommy to "give Rick Nash a big kiss for me".

    Any suggestions on can't miss things to do or see in St. Louis and Chicago?

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    Excellent! Sounds like a great time and even better that you had forgotten about it. Congrats!

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    What are the Blue Jackets? Hockey?
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    St. Louis and Chicago both have Hard Rock Cafes! But that's my other little obsession. They're both cool cities where you can just walk around, but I think Chicago has more to see and do. Navy Pier in Chicago is bustling mostly in the summer.

    I'm sure the locals will give MUCH better advice! Congrats and have a great time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheresOnlyOneWay
    What are the Blue Jackets? Hockey?
    They ain't the Red Wings, but yes, it's hockey.
    "Hey, thanks for the bracelet! Was that one for me?" - Michael Anthony to me in the Golden Ring in Grand Rapids, MI July 9, 2004
    July 9, 2004 - Mike pressed a guitar pick into my hand!
    "We're in the right place!" EVH @ The Joe in Detroit, July 10, 2004
    "Hey! What's up!?" - Mikey, upon recognizing me in the Golden Ring in Chicago after getting his second bracelet, July 21, 2004
    "What is uuuuuuuuuup!!!???" - Mike to me in Detroit, May 12th, 2005, after receiving third bracelet.
    "You found me again!" - Mike to me in Detroit, Nov. 2, 2007

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    Very cool man, I would get a big Blue Jackets poster and have all of them sign it! It would be great to meet Federov.
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    Definite coolness. Cool contest too - better than that one they had in Montreal a few years ago where a bunch of lucky Expos fans got to help pack the moving van!
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    Very cool!! Congrats
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    I am so excited. Got the itinerary yesterday. Flying out Sunday afternoon, scheduled to have dinner Sunday evening in St. Louis w/the Fox Sports Ohio broadcast team of Brian Engblom and Jeff Rimmer. We can go to the morning skate on Monday and Wednesday if we so desire. Fly to Chicago immediately after the game. Free day on Tuesday, dinner scheduled with the radio broadcast team. Hopefully, some members of the team and/or coaching staff will join us as well. Fly back to Columbus immediately after the game on Wednesday.

    Another bonus, they are giving us personalized jerseys, with our last name and a # of our choosing.

    If anyone is interested, I will check back in on Thursday w/stories and pictures.

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    definitely want to hear back about the trip. Sounds like you will have an awesome time.

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    We are staying at the Westin hotel in St. Louis (right next to Busch Stadium or what is left of it) and the Drake hotel in Chicago (looks like just a few blocks north of Lake Shore Park). Obviously we won't a car. Any recommendations for eating/drinking within walking distance, or not far by cab, in these two cities? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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    We had a the time of our lives! I posted about my adventure in the NHL thread of the Play Ball section. Look here is you are interested:
    http://www.vhlinks.com/vbforums/show...075#post571075

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    What a good time it sounds like you had and great people to share it with as well. Thanks for sharing! Would love to win something like that myself.

 

 

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