Freeway Series

We found a great deal on Travelzoo for cheap field seats at Dodger Stadium for the pre-season game against the Angels.  Since we rarely miss an opportunity to chant “Beat LA…Beat LA…Beat LA,” we quickly bought the tickets and took a short road trip from San Diego to Los Angeles.

Dodgers vs. Angels games are referred to as the “freeway series” since you can just take the Interstate 5 freeway between both stadiums.  Although we aren’t Angels fans, we bought Bobby Abreau and Tori Hunter t-shirts to wear to the game.

Even though the Dodgers are my least favorite team, I actually love Los Angeles.  There are so many fun things to see and do.   One of my favorites is the Farmer’s Market at The Grove shopping center.  I believe it is the oldest known farmer’s market and has an extensive selection of food from all over the world. Plus it’s right next to the CBS studios, so I’m always hopeful I’ll run into someone famous.

We wanted to eat before the game and everything at the Farmer’s Market is always delicious.  It was a hard choice, but we finally decided on the Loteria Grill.  We also had dessert before we left from The French Crepe Company.  You have to try their Nutella crepes with homemade whipped cream.

After we left, it was about a 15 minute drive to Dodger Stadium.  There is a long driveway before making your way into the parking lot.  I love that you can see the Hollywood sign from the parking lot.  But I wasn’t a fan of the “Think Blue” sign!

Dodger Stadium is the third oldest Major League stadium.  When we went to Wrigley Field, there was nostalgic feeling.  It was like you were back in the 1940’s watching a game.  But Dodger Stadium just seemed old, the floors were sticky and the food stands looked dirty.

Our seats were on the field between first base and right field. They made an announcement that some special guests were coming for the Seventh Inning Stretch.  I was really excited until I found out it was only Alvin, Simon and Theodore promoting the movie, Alvin & the Chipmunks.  Simon was dressed up as Manny Ramirez.

We must have been good luck…Angels won the game!