Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Keep The Rally Alive! I Made It Again!

Remember that time I moped about not going to Cooperstown this year?  I had really accepted that I wouldn't be going.  Between trips up to Connecticut for wedding planning and the Maine weekend, I just couldn't afford it or take the time off.  Well, about two weeks ago, I got a call from my dad and he was all whispery.  All he said was that he was paying for me to fly up to surprise my mom.  Remember how awesome she was with that whole move freak out thing?  Well, he knew how much it would mean to her [and him, of course] if I went.  So, I found flights where I could leave work only an hour early on Friday, fly into CT where Mike would drive me to Cooperstown.  [Yes, he was always planning to go up with just my parents - how fun is that?]  Then, Monday morning, I found a flight where I would only get to work an hour late - do the math on that one.

The best part of the whole weekend was how I snuck in at 12:30 am on Saturday morning without my mom knowing it.  Then I got to surprise her on Saturday morning.  It was amazing and it was the perfect family weekend!  We got to see 3 fantastic players and 3 managers inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame and I kept the rally alive with now 26 straight Hall of Fame inductions!
My dad just chatting it up with Gaylord Perry
 Okay, so we did one new thing - spent time at the Lake Otsego, at the very beginning of the Susquehanna River
The two most amazing men I've ever known
The parade of Legends with all of the Hall of Famers
Yeah, that's a lot more people than last year
And because Meg and Mike don't have enough to deal with over the next couple of months, on the drive back to CT Sunday night, Mike's dad's van we were driving broke down and started smoking, so we enjoyed a lovely 100 mile tow back to East Hartford!


Julie said...

Tony LaRussa!!! Glad you made it up to Cooperstown and had a great weekend :)

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

I'm so glad it worked out and you could go.

I love the lake photos, added bonus for this trip!

Amanda said...

I'm glad all the plans worked out and you were able to go and surprise your mom. How sweet!

Love the pictures - it looks like a fun time!

Kerry @ Till Then Smile Often said...

So great that you were able to make it. The weather looked perfect for it. Bummer on the van!

Jen said...

I am so glad that you were able to make it. It looks like a blast. :)

Heather @ No Bologna Blog said...

This is so awesome!! I can't imagine a tradition like that, but I'm a little jealous lol. I wish I had this super cool thing that I did for 26 years straight... I guess I have "eating an excessive amount of reeses" going for me right now, other than that though... I'm out! So sorry to hear about your breakdown, that sucks. I'm having lots of issues with my car right now and it's making really sad because I LOVE my car... it's been on a lot of trips with me and I'm cheesy and sentimental about it. Anyways, glad you made it home safely! :)

Ericka said...

So awesome that you were able to go and surprise your mom! I love baseball and would love to experience the induction process--sounds like fun! Sorry that you had car trouble on the way home. How frustrating!

Kristina said...

SOOOOOOOO jealous! I think I want to reserve a room now for Jeter's induction year, assuming he'll get in 1st year! Meet ya there!?!?

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