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Day 10-11 - Friends

July 23, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Visiting friends - Purcellville, Virginia After two days of rest, I headed 30 minutes south to the other side of Loudoun County to see an old friend, Amy Calce. We met in Texas when she was in Teach for America and she lived across from me for about two years. We laughed and cried and laughed some more during those times. I miss those less complic...
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Day 7 - July 9th

July 21, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Washington DC - Nationals Game and more On Sunday, we resumed our baseball park tour. It was to be an easy one with us only going to Washington D.C., which was only about 40 miles away. Traffic can get pretty bad in DC so we left early to make sure to have enough time. Traffic wasn't bad at all until we got a couple miles from the park. I would sa...
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Day 6 - July 8th

July 17, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
July 8th - Day 6 After the headlight problems, Bob and I woke up the latest we could, and headed to Pottsville, Pennsylvania and the Yuengling Brewery. Parking, like in Cooperstown, is basically on the street and was packed but we were able to find what seemed to be the last spot within reasonable distance. To take a tour, which is free, we had to...
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Day 5 - July 7th

July 11, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
July 7th - Day 5 The day after touring New York City, what we could anyway, we headed up to Cooperstown to see the Baseball Hall of Fame. The drive up to Cooperstown from NYC is about four hours, but the traffic to get out of the city was brutal so it was going to be more like five+ hours. It was raining hard from NYC to about two hours north, so...
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Day 4 - July 6th

July 09, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
The next couple days, there is no baseball, just everyday tourist-type-stuff. So much to see in New York City, so little time. We decided on starting with the 911 Memorial and then head north to our other destinations. I had previously visited NYC a year or so after 911, and the site was a giant hole in the ground. The remains of the destruction wa...
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Day 3 - July 5th

July 06, 2017  •  1 Comment
July 5th - New York City I haven't mentioned this yet but on this trip I am trying to make it to the parks in time to walk around and "take in" the parks. I try and experience the park more that just getting a drink, go to my seat, go to the bathroom, leave. That's all well and fine at your home park, but if I'm going to a park I have never been t...
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Day 2 -July 4th

July 04, 2017  •  1 Comment
July 4th - Philadelphia - Day 2 Today we ventured to Philadelphia from Harper’s Ferry to see the Pirates play the Phillies. It was a nice drive except for the $16 in (3) tolls. I had researched the tolls online beforehand and the total was like $4.25 for the whole route, but obviously wrong. If you decide to drive back east, I recommend research...
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Day 1 - July 3rd

July 03, 2017  •  2 Comments
Summer Vacation 2017 In early April, Bob said "Hey what are you doing this summer?" "Not sure. Why?" I replied. He explained he was going to buy a car from his brother-in-law in Harper's Ferry, WV. He wondered if I wanted to go on a road trip. OF COURSE! I suggested that we see as many baseball parks (games) along the way. As an avid baseball fan,...
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