Fun at the Field of Dreams Movie Site
Trip Start Jul 16, 2010
32Trip End Aug 15, 2010
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The Palace Campground
We finally saw the field and its outfield corn. May I just state that the camera makes things look huge. Even though it wasn’t as big as I thought it would be, it was still the size of a major league ballpark. This “major league park” didn’t look like the one we’ll see tomorrow in Milwaukee. Did we mention that Kristen (Mom’s college roommate) got us seats right behind the plate
When we walked onto the field, Darren and I started to play pass in shallow right-center field. I noticed right away that a major league team has to be warmed up before the game. I could barely get the ball to Darren who was 20 feet away from me! Batters have to be strong too. That comes later.
When we were playing pass, we saw a woman screaming into the corn. She was yelling a name. We continued passing until we took our photo in the corn. Mom then took a video of me, Dad, and Darren walking in and out of the corn. A group was gathering over by where the woman was. Mom asked if they wanted us to help them. She told us that there was a boy and a girl, 9-year-old twins. The girl’s name was Sara and the boy’s name was Christian. They walked into the corn field and they didn’t come out. We said too bad and left because it wasn’t our business. (JUST KIDDING) That wasn’t what we really did! We went in four rows and started to yell their names
About 4-5 minutes after we started searching, their father found them. Someone that was close to him, told the woman that they were on the other side of the cornfield! “Other side of this cornfield?! They’re in big trouble!” When the kids popped out with their dad, Sara ran up and she jumped and slammed into her mother. The mother asked if she was crazy. The girl apologized to everyone that helped look for her (her mom told her to). We headed for left field where we could get a picture of us with the field in the background. When we looked back, we think the boy was crying.
Once the infield was open, we ran for it. First, I pitched to Dad. It’s a pretty long way from the pitcher’s mound to home plate on a major league park! Dad got two hits off of me in five swings. Darren stepped to the plate and he got four hits off of me in nine swings. We let someone else hit a little bit. Darren and I played long toss out in left field. After those people were done, we went back into the infield. I batted and I didn’t get very many balls that I could hit (no offense Dad). The ones I could, I always fouled them off. After a boy that could hit hard ground balls finished, his little brother came up and he was hitting them pretty good for his size
We said bye to the Field of Dreams and had pizza to go and got to our campsite. We still have a lot to explore on this trip and we only have 6.5 days left!
(Kevin) We had a good night of sleep at Cabela’s. They certainly cater to the RVers. There was a car/truck and RV wash next to the store where we washed a few layers of bugs off the front of the RV
We had a long day of driving and tipped the 7,000 mile mark. Not much to look at but miles of corn and soybean. To pass the time, the driver again counted motorcycles headed towards the motorcycle rally. I only counted for the first hour of driving because it was a good idea to keep an eye on our side of the interstate. I counted 1,348 in only 1 hour! We are staying at a campground in Galena, IL and we are off to Milwaukee tomorrow.
503 miles, avg. speed 57.3 mph, driving time 8:45, stopped time 3:30, total miles for trip 7,077