Sunday, September 30, 2007

The first and last class of inductees

From the first class in 1936 ( Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, Christy Mathewson, Walter Johnson and Honus Wagner
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Hall of Fame baseball paintings

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Cooperstown Sights

Doubleday Field, just adjacent to the Hall of Fame were baseball was conceived by Abner Doubleday - a career ( MG/USA) military man.

One of the many store fronts with just tons of baseball photos and gear.

Everythings about this town is baseball, including their baseball planters or trash cans. As the season was winding down for the tourists, Jan insisted that I pose behind these two items. Hmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!
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Baseball Hall of Fame

The baseball Hall of Fame is a must see museum to the baseball greats. They also offer free admission to both active duty and retired military personnel. Nice touch. It was one block away from the Cooperstown cafe and the walk to the museum was by store fronts that were loaded with baseball collectables.
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Cooperstown & the Baseball Hall of Fame

From western Mass we went into NY, set up at the Beaver Valley Campground and visited Cooperstown - a drinking town with a baseball problem ( according to the Cooperstown Cafe servers shirts ). We had a dinner and breakfast here and really enjoyed just walking around this memorable town.
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On the NY/MA border we went over a mountain and found this statue erected by the Brotherhood of Elk to honor their members who served in the various world wars.
The Elk statue was on the Whitcomb Summit and so we had to stop and get a picture of one of the Whitcomb clan members. The above elk statue can barely be seen just over Jan's left shoulder.
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Leaving NH we traveled through western Mass - farm contry with lots of picturesque scenes
and quiet, winding roads along clear running streams
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Sunday, September 16, 2007

Parker's Maple House in Mason, NH

Parker's is a very popular spot on a Sunday morning.
Jan and Cousin Sarah waiting for their breakfast....
Christa and Marlin have already had their breakfast.....
The wait was well worth it. Great food & lots of maple syrup.
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Red's in Wiscasset, ME

Red's had them lined up the the "Best Lobster Rolls" in Maine. They were also charging a famous price.....
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Chewonki Campground in Wiscasset, Maine

Cookout and campfire with Jan, LaVonne, Marlin, Christa and Lucy,the dog.
View of our campsites
Salt mashes from our campsite at Chewonki. What a great court, salt water swimming pool and even a golfing green!
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Lunenburg Harbor, NS

Launched in Lunenburg in 1963 the Bluenose II is a replica of the famous Bluenose schooner(built in Lunenburg 1921), which was a sailing vessel & working fishing schooner. The Bluenose II represents Nova Scotia in the famous Tall Ship tour.
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Mahone Bay, NS

In 1754, foreign Protestants, predominantly German Lutheran, settled Mahone Bay. Today the village of Mahone Bay is a major tourist attraction.
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Sunday, September 09, 2007

Indian Harbor, Nova Scotia

Our campsite at King Neptune campground in Indian Harbor just north of Peggy's Cove

Scenery around the campground. There are pictures around every turn.
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Peggy's Cove

Peggy's Cove is a picture perfect village. The lighthouse is one of the most photographed in the world.
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