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Hanging With The Turners (HWTT) was launched in 2016 as a way to chronicle our family interactions, provide advice and suggestions as well as share ideas about family. Our hope is to inspire and motivate families through our activities and experience. 

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This is Reds Country

This is Reds Country

Our exit was closed, we went one mile past the Great American Ball Park, crossed the Ohio River and we were in Kentucky. I had no idea Cincinnati was that close to the Blue Grass state. We could have parked in Kentucky and walked to the game. It was kind of weird and cool at the same time. 

You may ask why Cincinnati? Every year we pick a ballpark we never visited and my baseball playing son picked this stadium. When you come to Cincy, you quickly realize it's Reds Country and they support their team with all of it's history. From the historic statues of Joe Morgan, Johnny Bench and Frank Robinson to the throwback jerseys they wear throughout the stadium; they love the Reds out here. And they really love Pete Rose aka Charlie Hustle. He has a sick statue and a road named after him and everything. 

Anyway, the Turners were ready to enjoy the night's contest between the Reds and the Miami Marlins. Attendance was a bit down and I have to chalk that up to the Reds' mediocre season and the rain delay. That being said, Great American Ball Park is very family friendly with plenty of activities for the kids. There were an assortment of food options inside the stadium, but there was a Yard House right outside the stadium and that pretty much elimated any chance of the Turners eating inside the ballpark. Great American Ball Park is a green stadium as they don't provide lids and straws. I get it, but I don't like it because of course a drunk fan bumped me and I spilled my lemonade. As I digress, there's two huge scoreboards in the outfield and Mr. Red might be the coolest mascot in baseball. I mean he's a baseball with a moustache and arms and legs. Even though the team is in a rebuilding stage, we had a GREAT time at Great American Ball Park. It's a very nice ball park to visit.

Just don't say anything negative about Charlie Hustle!

The K

The K

Is Baseball Cool?

Is Baseball Cool?