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Trip Start Jul 12, 2013
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Trip End Feb 21, 2014


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Where I stayed
Cooperstown KOA (Richfield Springs, NY)

Flag of United States  , New York
Saturday, September 21, 2013

Time to get overly acquainted with baseball today.

After waking up and battling a bunch of earwigs that were creeping around our tent it was time to drive the 15 or so miles into town from our middle of nowhere farm town campground. 

There was a pumpkin festival going on so the main lot in town was full of giant pumpkins instead of cars which meant we had to park in convenient 2 hour parking and re-park the car repeatedly throughout the day. Oh well.

With a sweet $2 saved on admission each with our AAA card we cruised on in (and set my alarm for 2 hours from then so we could move the car) The museum and hall of fame were great...at the end of the day we spent about 4 hours in there but I certainly could have spent a few more hours. There was really too much to look at...enough memorabilia and random facts to last a lifetime. They had a section with a bunch of interactive quiz questions that Dad would have likely done pretty well at. 

We had a two hour lunch break walking around town, checking out the festival where they were weighing the massive pumpkins and on to a great find for lunch (Alex & Ikas...delicious Ginger Chicken Sandwich and B.A.T. sandwich...kind of a fancy BLT) 

When we returned to the campsite, Mike who owned the place kindly stopped by on his golf cart with dog skipper to inform me that I had left half our laundry in the drier the night before which I thought was very nice of him. Turned out it was mostly Chris' underpants...apparently not very important to me as I was folding everything last night. 
 
We had planned to cook some chicken but the rain that had been promised in the forecast started to come down in sheets. We hid out in  a barn-like structure for a few hours and ate some gourmet peanut butter sandwiches. Mike stared out from his  upstairs room at us and I waived back. I assume he was taking pity on us from afar...or maybe just hoped we would get out of his barn and go back to our tent. 

Before we left we had an interesting discussion about Scottish dancing with Peter from NJ who apparently quit his job a while back just so he could take classes and perform and now he is an instructor himself. He also put me to shame naming many artists that I had never heard of. I did manage to know at least the British Painter Turner, who he went on a 5 minute speech about. Please don't take my BA in Visual Art away Bowdoin. 
 
~L

 
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Chris Marshall's Water Pipe on

Let me be the first to offer:
Nice Pumpkins, Les.

:-)

denisedonnell
denisedonnell on

Sounds like you guys are experiencing so much! I bet your dad les, loves seeing all the baseball pictures! Be safe! Love you!

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