Celebrating the Big 7-0 at Busboys and Poets in Shirlington has become a tradition! The DCDC met to honor Jodi and Mary as they enter an exciting new decade. The conversation was stimulating and amusing as usual, centered on - of course - politics and travel.
Visiting the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown was #2 on my Bucket List. I have now crossed it off!!
My sister engineered the whole thing! I took the train to Philly where
she met me and drove the five hours to Cooperstown. What a thrill!
We got right into the spirit of the town immediately upon checking in at our hotel. This flag made of baseball bats was proudly displayed on a lobby wall. The next morning we headed for the Hall of Fame and were there the minute it opened. We certainly didn't want to waste any time!
Kate and Chris in front of the National Baseball Hall of Fame
What a thrill! I will narrow down the highlights of the Hall to a few.
The Great Babe Ruth
The Number 42 shirt of the great Jackie Robinson
My very favorite Yankee Phil "Scooter" Rizzuto
My current very favorite Yankee (tied with Andy Pettitte)
The Great Mickey Mantle's locker with his Number 7 shirt
Another Great Yankee, Mariano Rivera (also Number 42)
One of Phil Rizzuto's gloves
One of Phil Rizzuto's batting helmets
A Photo of Phil
Pointing to Phil's plaque in the Hall of Fame
Close-up of Phil's plaque
The 1950 World Champion Yankees
Caps of Joe Torre (left) and Andy Pettitte (right)
Derek Jeter's Shirt
C.C. Sabathia's Size 15 shoes
We also did some exploring in Cooperstown.
We visited the Fenimore Museum.
Kate with marigolds
We visited the Fly Creek Cider Mill. You should taste their fudge! Out of this world!
We had a delicious picnic lunch with Cayuga Lake white wine, local apples, cheese, crackers, and chocolates. And genuine apple cider. Delightful!
George and I braved a torrential downpour and went to the Phillips Collection for a members-only preview of the new exhibit "Van Gogh's Repetitions."
Van Gogh did not copy his paintings but he often repeated them. This exhibit pairs up many of his repetitions. It is a very interesting exhibit and one to be visited over and over again. It will be here until the end of January.