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Jun 19, 2017 - National Baseball Hall of Fame
Cooperstown, NY Cooperstown is best known as the home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, opened in 1939. It serves as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in the United States and beyond, and displays baseball-related artifacts and exhibits. The population of the village was 1,852 as of the 2010 census. We wondered why The Hall of Fame was established in such a small town. The Hall was started by Stephen Clark, owner of a local hotel. Clark had sought to bring tourists to a city hurt by the Great...Jump to full entry
Jun 18, 2017 - Ricketts Glen
Cooperstown, NY Our day began with pancakes made with fresh raspberries picked last night. They tasted so good! We chatted too long with our hosts Laura and Gordon over breakfast and did not leave very early. We really enjoyed our stay with them. Gordon had recommended Ricketts Glen State Park. We traversed some very winding, narrow roads through some pretty country but we did find it. There are 21 waterfalls along the Falls Trail system. Because of recent storms, the trails were a soupy, muddy mess, more rain was imminent, and the...Jump to full entry
Oct 3, 2016 - Baseball Heaven
Our next destination in New York was a must see for me (Cheryl), Cooperstown, home to the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. We met up with my aunt and uncle, Charlene and Dennis Bim, at the Hartwick Highlands RV Resort (for our fellow RV’ers this is an amazing campground). They have been on the road since early June and we finally caught up with them in time to enjoy the quaint town of Cooperstown. As the baseball season enters into fall and the playoffs, I’d like to give a little background on my fanatical love of baseball. My dad took me...Jump to full entry
Aug 8, 2016 - Day 31/Day 32/ Day 33/Day 34 /Day 35
Day 31 Today was a down day, time to regroup. We went for a BBQ at my Aunt’s house and that was pretty much all we did, other than get caught up on laundry. Day 32 Today we drove to Cooperstown, NY to visit the Baseball Hall of Fame. On our way we stopped by Howe’s Caverns and were going to go down into the caves, but we were told that it was 52 degrees F and none of us had a sweatshirt-poor planning, one would think that since I was living out of my vehicle we would have had something to put on, but it was all at my Aunt’s place. We walked...Jump to full entry
Jul 8, 2016 - National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
We wrapped up our stay in central New York today with a visit to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, NY. Before going to the Hall of Fame, we decided to have lunch at the Hard Ball Cafe. Most of the tables are outside under awnings. Almost as soon as we sat down it started to rain and we started to get sprayed at our table along the railing. We move to a table further under the awning, but it started raining harder and the wind blew enough to get nearly everybody under the awning wet. Once the wind died down we...Jump to full entry
Aug 5, 2015 - Baseball Hall of Fame
If you have ever met me, you know that I am a baseball 'junkie.' The baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown only fueled that flame. It is a monument to a great game and the men and women (yes, the women were represented too,) who play it for the enjoyment of us all. We saw and touched Babe Ruth's locker ( from the house that he built,) and viewed a true Honus Wagner priceless baseball card. There were whole walls dedicated to the greats - like The "Babe" The "Say-Hey Kid," Mel Ott, Hank Aaron, Jackie Robinson, Ty Cobb, and Sy Young. We felt...Jump to full entry
Jun 1, 2015 - Cooperstown, New York
We stopped in Cooperstown, New York so that we could visit the Baseball Hall of Fame. Because the Padres are a young team and have not won the World series there was not much stuff there from the Padres. What was there is in my pictures. I won't caption the pictures, because if you don't recognize the uniforms you don't really know baseball. We spent about 2.5 hours touring the place. If you were a huge fan you could spend the entire day there.Jump to full entry
Sep 20, 2014 - Ya Wanna Veg Out?
9/20/2014. Saturday. Ya Wanna Veg Out? Today is really a rest day but Anita just won't give it up. She wanted to go into Cooperstown to see their Saturday Farmer's Market. We drove around the village of 1800 peeps and didn't see no stinking market, so Anita asked an innocent bystander if they knew where the market was. Yes, indeed, was the reply; the market is behind the Keys bank. I parked the car and we walked to the bank and still didn't the damn market, so Anita went into a store inquired within. Cooperstown did a great job of marketing...Jump to full entry
Sep 19, 2014 - What's That Looming Ahead?
9/19/2014. Friday. Look What's Looming Ahead! Another brrrrrrrrr morning; It was 37 at 8am. I considered catheterizing Enya so I could take her out at a more humane temperature but Anita said no. It's easy for her to say no as she remains buried under a pile of blankets while the dog and I fight the elements. The first stop on the agenda was to visit a typical farm from the 1700's-1800's that was prevalent in this area. The Farm Museum was a series of buildings including a barn, wood storage house, a farmer's house, hen house, and pig...Jump to full entry
Sep 18, 2014 - No Curve Balls Today!
9/18/2014. Thursday. No Curve Balls Today! We got a late start this morning and didn't get into Cooperstown until around 11:30. Our first stop had to be at the National Baseball Museum and Hall of Fame. The museum consists of 3 floors with each floor high lightening a different part of the game: the first floor had all the engraved plaques of the Hall of Famers with their likeness embossed on the plaque and the pertinent info of the players' careers; the second floor highlighted the greats like Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig and other old time...Jump to full entry
Sep 17, 2014 - Uh Oh!
9/17/2014. Wednesday. Uh Oh! Travel day this morning led us first thing to an Indian reservation gas station where the gas is cheaper because the Indians don't have to pay federal or state taxes on gas. The Navigator plotted a path to Cooperstown using hwy 104E to hwy 20E and then to hwy 28S to Cooperstown. Although this route on these back roads would be slower, it would be more scenic AND we would bypass Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse thus avoiding potential strife in the cabin of the RV. The drive, as expected, was beautiful allowing us...Jump to full entry
Jul 17, 2014 - Cooperstown & Baseball Hall of Fame
From Shadow Brook Campground – Cooperstown, NY Thursday featured our “bucket list” visit to the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum or as baseball fans refer to as just “Cooperstown”. When deciding to travel through a few east coast states and parts of the northeast region this year immediately a route that would include Cooperstown was sought. Glad we included this stop in our plans. Bright and early we were up and at the Yellow Trolley Stop just outside of the village of Cooperstown to be on the first run of the trolley to the Hall of Fame....Jump to full entry