Monday, July 25, 2016

Weekend Recap: America's Pastime

This weekend, we made our annual pilgrimage to Cooperstown, New York for the Baseball Hall of Fame Induction.  It takes a bit more planning now with flights involved instead of just a 4-hour car ride, but it's worth every minute!

This year, Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza were inducted.   It's been so much fun over the last few years to see guys inducted who I grew up watching (and idolizing).  I've had a Ken Griffey, Jr. glove since I was 12, and he was always so exciting to watch on tv.   As a Yankees fan, that Subway World Series in 2000 against the Mets is one of my fondest baseball memories, and those home runs by Mike Piazza always had me on the edge of my seat.
In addition to roaming through the Hall of Fame and Museum each day, we also took trips to Fly Creek Cider Mill, down to the lake to feed the ducks, Brewery Ommegang, Cooperstown Distillery, and, of course, rode the city trolley.
We also enjoyed all of the traditional weekend events like the Parade of Legends where all the Hall of Famers ride in the back of huge trucks to their Hall of Fame cocktail party on Saturday night, and the induction ceremony on Sunday with almost 50,000 of my closest friends.
By Sunday night, almost everyone had left and the city was quiet again.  It was a fantastic year, and I'm already getting excited for the next few years' of inductee eligibles: Chipper Jones, Mariano Rivera, and, my boy, Derek Jeter in 2020!
Linking up with Biana for Weekending!

16 comments:

kerri @ cheshire kat said...

ah i just love these photos! the jerseys are so cute. and who didn't love ken griffey jr growing up? well i did :) and i'm not even a super baseball fan. but what a fun weekend!

xoxo cheshire kat

Pamela {Sequins and Sea Breezes} said...

This sounds like such a fun weekend! I'm a Reds fan so of course I love Ken Griffey Jr! And those breweries sound like a blast! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

BLovedBoston said...

What an awesome weekend and experience - you guys really did it all and now I"m craving an ice cream like woah lol! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

Jen said...

What an awesome weekend! I am so glad that you keep this tradition alive every year. :)

Darcy said...

Okay that sounds so fun!! We are a baseball family, so I know this is something my hubby would love to do one day
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Julie said...

How fun!

Carly Blogs Here said...

What a cool tradition! It looks like such a cute town!

Rebecca Jo said...

How fun.
Living in the same place the Louisville Slugger bats are made, baseball gets a little love around here too.

Brandi Little said...

That sounds like so much fun! that last picture - so cute!!

Missy said...

What a fun weekend! I loved Ken Griffey Jr. growing up even though I was a Braves fan. Your jerseys are so cute.

Erika Powell said...

I am insanely jealous! I love baseball and have always wanted to go to Cooperstown for HOF weekend. Griffey and I share the same birthday which always made me like him a little more! Next year should be Chipper Jones and he was always my fav.

Ashley @ A Cute Angle said...

This looks like such an awesome weekend! I love baseball! This was probably so fun to be a part of!

Ashley
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Emelia at Dream Big & Buy the Shoes said...

I have never been to Cooperstown, my baseball loving grandparents went years ago and still talk about how great it was. WHat a fun weekend, love the pics!

Macy V said...

I didn't know that you were a Yankees fan! This sounds like a really cool event to attend every year, and the area looks like a lot of hometown fun. Breweries, and distilleries? I am in!

Emily said...

This is such a fun tradition to do!!! Hopefully every year involves that delicious looking sprinkled ice cream, as well ;)

Sparkles and Lattes said...

This looks like so much fun. I would love to do this. I did see all the trophys and things that my SF Giants had at their park, but this seems like so much fun!

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