We took the tour on Thursday afternoon and once again the camera was left in the van. I would highly recommend the tour to anyone who has a chance. For $12, we saw the dugout, walked on the warning track, and got to go inside the visitor's clubhouse (only because there was no game that day). We left Colorado after the tour headed to Springfield, MO for a Double A Cardinals game on Friday night. Springfield is not really on the direct route back to Illinois, but we were out west and would not have a better chance to make it there this year. We did run into a bad thunderstorm in Kansas that included hail and wind that knocked over 3 semis, but no harm was done to our van.
I did have this game scheduled into our vacation due to a theme ticket night at the ball park. It was Christmas in July all weekend with the Cardinals wearing some awful looking red and blue jerseys. That was no the reason we went. With the purchase of a special $16 box seat (which ended up being in the front row down the first base line), we received an Adam Wainwright bobblehead.
Of course my son and I did some autographing. We did not have cards for very many players, so I was not expecting too much.