The Baseball Part.
Our trip was wonderful but long. In 9 days we were bused about 2850 miles, give or take a mile or two. I can't say enough good things about the tour company we used, Jay Buckley's Baseball Tours. Their organizational skills were outstanding. The trip was near perfect and I highly recommend them. Bob and I are already talking about taking another trip with Jay Buckley, in the future.
This is how the trip went:
Day 1: Pick up in Chicago, game LA Angels at Detroit
Day 2: NY Mets at Washington
Day 3: Toronto at NY Yankees
Day 4: Guided tour of Fenway Park. Quincy Market for shopping, dining and sightseeing.
Chicago White Sox at Boston
Day 5: South Street Seaport, Manhattan for lunch, guided tour of Manhattan
LA Dodgers at NY Mets
Day 6: Cooperstown, NY, Baseball Hall of Fame
Day 7: Cooperstown, NY, Induction Ceremony
Day 8: Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh.
Day 9: Back to Chicago
We loved all the games, we really had a grand time.
The Wisconsin Part
Whenever Bob and I are on the other side of the country, we try to visit his Aunt Lorraine. She's one of the most wonderful people I know. Since she was a girl, she's been called Sis, so we call her Aunt Sis. She's only 7 years older than Bob, so she's not ancient, either. We had a really great visit with Aunt Sis and her children, Bob's cousins. Patty, Jim, Chuck and Kelly were all around to visit and have fun with. Chuck took Oden fishing and that was the highlight, for all of us.
Oden practiced Catch and Release; he caught a total of 8 fish. He tried to convince Sharon that they needed to move to Wisconsin. P.S. Oden never smiles in his photos!
The photo below says it all. I woke up early and took a photo of the mist rising off the river. Yes, the Menominee River is in Aunt Sis's backyard. The 2nd shot, caught Oden walking down to the pontoon boat, fishing rod in hand. This was about 7 AM, and Oden never voluntarily gets out of bed before 11 AM, during the summer.
We had a wonderful time in Wisconsin. The family visit was icing on the cake of our baseball trip. I took eleventy-thousand photos, but I'm trying to to overload my readers.
Thanks for stopping by and sharing my life with me,