October 27, 2018

New York City for a long weekend

Yes, I did!  I went to NYC to see Eric Clapton in concert.  The concert was fabulous!  I went early last year and again this year.  One of my friends said, "But you went last year!"  I didn't understand her concern.

This year I had a great seat and wonderful seatmates.  On one side was a mother and daughter; the daughter had flown in from Bermuda for the concert. (Still not as far as California.)  On the other side was a couple; he was a pharmacist and she was a winemaker from North Carolina.

I'm not high-end; so I ate mostly at diners and street food stalls.

There's always something going on in the city, early on Saturday morning there was a Korean Day parade; then in the afternoon an informal "parade" of these trike/bikes showing support for Breast Cancer Awareness.

I spent a lot of time walking.  NYC is a walkers paradise.  Above the Empire State Building and below the Flatiron Building.  I never tire of these two great buildings.

 On Sunday I went on a half-day food tour of Brooklyn.  It was the best food tour I've ever been on and highly recommend the company, New York Fun Tours.
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October 1, 2018

Baseball Tours

I'm a big baseball fan, especially the Dodgers.  I'm a SoCal gal, so that makes sense.  In September I went on two baseball tours.  My tour company is Jay Buckley Baseball Tours.  There are a lot of baseball tour companies, before traveling with them, I did my research and have been happy with every trip, 8 so far.  Along the way, I've made some great friends, and I see some of them on each tour.

These tours are a unique way to see America.  They are about baseball but also the cities we visit.  Here are some photos from Trips #24 and #26.

Trip 24 ~ Chicago, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Kansas City, St Louis, then back to Chicago.  It was like driving a very big rectangle.

When we were ready to leave St. Louis, we found out that MLB had changed the start time of the Cubs game in Chicago from afternoon to night time.  With the extra time, we made a stop in Springfield, IL, and visited Lincolns Tomb.  It was a wonderful surprise.

Trip 26 was the annual Ultimate Game Day Weekend, this time in Seattle.  This is my 4th Ultimate game day weekend and I'm sure it won't be my last.  This is a baseball and football weekend.

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September 30, 2018

Scotland with Sights and Soul Travel

This was my 2nd trip with Sights and Soul Travel.  I was, again, very happy with the experience and I've already booked a tour to Greece with them, next year.  Above is the Principal Hotel in Edinburgh where we stayed for 3 nights

The hotel and staff were great, they even had a box of free treats in the room!

These two photos were taken at Calton Hill, Edinburgh's first public park, situated high on a hill.

I was in Scotland for 12 days, I'm going to share some of my favorite photos, instead of going day-by-day.  I hope my photos make you want to visit Scotland!

Have you booked your trip?!
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