Saturday, June 25, 2011

Cooperstown: Day One

Off we went!

We didn't take a true vacation last year, and by the time we got to the end of the summer, I could tell. I just didn't feel rested or that I had really had a break. So this year I demanded a week's vacation!

Leaving on Monday, June 20, we drove about three hours to Cooperstown, New York, home of the Baseball Hall of Fame Museum and the Farmer's Museum. 

"Are we on vacation yet?"

We arrived well ahead of our check in time, so we decided to grab lunch at the Brewery Ommegang, a microbrewery courtesy of Belgium. We opted out of the tour, and enjoyed frites and fondue instead!

Brewery Ommegang

Chugging his apple juice and waiting for some bratwurst

Cooperstown is a very quaint and picturesque town. Lots of old homes much like the one below:

One of the local inns

Cooperstown is situated at the base of Lake Otsego. Such a beautiful setting. The little guy was excited to see the lake, which he kept referring to as the ocean. Hey, they're both bodies of water, right?

Looking for fish

Lake Otsego

The main street of Cooperstown is full of shops. Most of them are baseball oriented. T-shirts, hats, bats, baseball cards. There are a couple of little boutiques and such mixed in, as well. We made sure to check out nearly all of them on a scouting mission for what we would buy before we went home.

Looking pretty gangsta

Local statue

At the end of the day, we checked into our room and relaxed. The little guy enjoyed the full length mirror and his own reflection...

Double Trouble

"I gots a new hat!"

Reading the rules of baseball and watching the game

Day one was a great start! Day two to follow!

1 comment:

  1. So glad you got to have a week's vacation! It's so important to have that break. Love that inn..I could enjoy an ice tea on the porch there. :) Your little one is so cute! Haha to his referring to the lake as an ocean. So sweet!