Friday, September 4, 2015

Overlooked Men and Historical Treasures

When traveling in Herkimer County, New York, be sure not to overlook the Herkimer Home State Historic Site, the old home of Nicholas Herkimer. Herkimer was a war hero in the battle of Oriskany, though I hadn't heard of him before visiting the home. The home is a nice tribute to him, and I enjoyed viewing it and the cemetery of him and significant others. The battle of Oriskany was described to me as a major turning point of the Revolutionary War, so this is a kind of important piece of history -- not to be missed if you are in the area.

Monday, January 19, 2015

A Unique Ballpark Experience

My time at the Diamondbacks' game was fun, even watching two losing teams. The stadium has little, unique aspects, like the pool shown below. And, of course, I made a new friend in the mascot! :)

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Phoenix, Arizona all the way to...Sedona

With a free day before the Diamondbacks' game at night, I went to Sedona and hiked in Bell Rock...Quite gorgeous! The video is of me eating my abstinent, supermarket bought lunch in the park -- no problem whatsoever! :)

Monday, September 22, 2014

Fun Stadium

This summer, I went from Phoenix, Arizona all the way to Tacoma, and yes, I stopped in LA. My first stop in LA was at Dodger Stadium, one of the oldest remaining stadiums. I saw four baseball games at four different major league stadiums, also stopping at Chase Field in Phoenix, Angel's Stadium in Anaheim, and ATT&T Park in San Francisco. All were very nice. But not only was Dodger Stadium the best one on this trip, it may be the best of the 34 major league stadiums I've seen! Just a fun little park. Among the highlights include the Tommy Lasorda Bobblehead outside his restaurant:

And the Vin Scully Press Box:
I got to hear Vin Scully play by play in the restroom -- a real treat!

Plus, I paid homage to my mother, a Brooklyn native, with this picture:

Here is a standard pic I take, with the field behind me:

There are little nuggets like this all over the Stadium. This wasn't a game, it was an experience! One I highly recommend for kids and baseball fans of all ages!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Fort William Henry

Just north of my hotel in Queensbury, New York is this piece of American History, a key point in pre-revolution history.

So much history in the area! Next time, I visit Fort Ticonderoga!

Friday, July 4, 2014

Natural Stone Bridge and Caves in Pottersville

I had an itch for a small walk in the woods, to get a bit of peace from the hustle and bustle of my daily life while I was upstate. I liked this spot the best!

The Natural Stone Bridge and Caves in Poterrsville is a nice, peaceful way to get close to nature for an hour or two. Much more ambitious hiking is available in the surrounding Adirondacks, of course.