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.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Scrumptious Eats in Lake George -- From NYC

I have learned to take my own food with me wherever I go. For those without an eating disorder, there are no shortage of great restaurants in the Lake George area -- believe me, I frequented many of them when I lived in the area! But I decided if my food from home is good enough at home, it is good enough when I travel. The following pics highlight some of the enjoyment from eating my own food on the road including a wonderful meal itself -- tofu, steak, cheese, strawberries and sweet potatoes!
And friends who joined me for lunch:
 

 
I never thought I would prefer this experience to restaurant eating! But again, if you do not have an eating disorder, and enjoy eating in restaurants, do not hesitate in Lake George, or Saratoga, or any other city in the area -- they offer a fine selection!
 

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Grant -- A Forgotten President

I recently returned to Lake George, an area where I lived in 2007 and some of 2008. I visited Ulysses S. Grant's cottage, a trip I would recommend to all!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Monday, June 2, 2014

An Atlanta Friend

I don't think I ever blogged about meeting this buddy at the Coca-Cola Factory in Atlanta!

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Lots in Louisville

I saw the Mohammed Ali Museum, the 21 C Hotel, and Churchill Downs. I ate at Lynn's Paradise Café, and had a "hot brown" later. But on a baseball trip, where I saw the Pirates, Reds, and Phillies, it seemed most appropriate to post the following picture:

After all, without bats, the game of baseball would be quite different, dontcha think? :)

Saturday, May 31, 2014

My Underrated Trip Continues in the Queen City

I didn't really think about this before, but most of the cities I visited on this trip are not hyped up a whole lot, at least in my experience. Cincinnati is steeped in history, and its proximity to the North-South demarcation of our country contributed to its relevance in the war on slavery. I enjoyed Mt. Adams and the Purple People Bridge, as well as the Reds game I saw, but the highlight was definitely the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Colombus, Ohio -- Another Underrated City

The Book Loft -- A very nice 32 room store. Not picture, which I uncharacteristically did not see -- Columbus is Buckeye mad for sports!

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Underrated Pittsburgh

My view and scrumptious dinner from Lamont's on Mount Washington in Pittsburgh:

Monday, May 26, 2014

The Kentucky Horse Park

I am not the hugest fan of the equestrian industry, but I enjoyed my day at the Kentucky Horse Park, seeing demonstrations on horseback and famous horses from racing!

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Abe Lincoln's Hat

On display at Hildene, the Robert Lincoln Todd home in Manchester, VT

Friday, May 23, 2014

Gems in Annapolis

The Banneker-Douglas Museum -- A fine tribute to African American History.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Serenity in Deleware

A beautiful day on Rehoboth Beach, a hop, skip, and jump from Cape May, New Jersey, completing my weekend. I would go biking later in the day.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

A Cape May Treat

Meeting fascinating, living history, World War II Veterans at a Cape May lighthouse!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The Met

Washington Crossing the Delaware -- One of the highlights of my trip to an excellent art museum! Too much to see in the building in one visit! I'll be back!

Monday, May 19, 2014

Sunday, May 18, 2014

The Saint Susana Ranch

I went to South America and did something I could easily have done in the States. And it was arguably my best time on the trip! But I was too busy having fun to argue!

Saturday, May 17, 2014

My Vanity

Being a gladiator is filled with extreme, potentially lethal danger. So why did men subject themselves to such abuse for the entertainment of the well to-do. Glory. In three words, as I understood it (feel free to correct me on this) -- women dug it! :)
 
I guess I'm as vain as the rest of the gladiators! :)

Friday, May 16, 2014

Help!

I may have gained muscle mass with my working out, but this is ridiculous!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

The Cathedral of the Pines

The Cathedral of the Pines -- A beautiful outdoor place of worship, tolerant to all!
 
Just outside of Keene, NH

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Apologies to James Taylor

Americana has sleepy eyes -- dedicated to my Sister and her partner, big muppet fans, from The Smithsonian American History Museum...

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

As I become more spiritual, I really appreciate recognition like this one in the Arlington Cemetery:

Monday, May 12, 2014

La Boca

La Boca -- A must in Buenos Aires -- The beautiful Artsy section!

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Iguassa Falls -- A Great Natural Wonder!

Iguassa Falls was an incredible trip -- below is one of the several hundred pics I took! More available upon request!