Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The Simple Life in Cooperstown,NY

We are sleeping in at Wake Robin Cottage this morning.  Tommy and Sallie are still asleep and I just woke up.  We lost two more yesterday but every game we play better.  We aren't giving the games away but we aren't making the hits we need too.  Rob has been very busy in left and right field.  We are really having fun.  We had a game at 8:30 and one at 1:30.  In between games I took the Mortons and Emily to our house to have lunch and veg out.  It is funny that our little cottage is one of the bigger places to hang out.  It was in the 50's when we woke up yesterday, gorgeous weather all day.

The fields are completely surrounded by green wooden fences and the seating is to the sides the dugouts like a long bowling alley.  So it is pretty hard to see the games.  There is this high ledge around the box so you have to stand up, lean out or stack plastic chairs to be able to see out.  So we do a little of all of those.  No siblings are fighting (with people not in their family) and are enjoying playing together.

We went to the baseball Hall of Fame last night and it was very interesting.  Pretty simple but very interesting.  The boys really didn't want to walk around with their parents at all.  I think they were enjoying their freedom and didn't want us impeding it.  Rob has been like this the whole time in Cooperstown.  Not rude but wants to keep us at arm's length.

They have gobs of people working at this complex.  Mostly senior citizens and college age students.  They have a bunch of rules about where to walk, where to stand, and where to be.  These college age students will just yell at you with no hesitation if you fall out of line.  I have not personally been yelled at but have observed these kids keeping the parents in line.  The guy who owns this place runs a tight ship and we know it.  He is not into pleasing the parents but keeping everything running as it should.  Pretty refreshing since in the deep south you often times want to be this way but never can get away with it.

The big boys are all getting along so well and meeting new people from all over the country.  I will take more pictures today, I left my stinking memory card at our cottage yesterday.  Clara got to see the exhibit about the women in baseball yesterday and she was really excited.

I don't understand the no air conditioning thing up here.  I am sorry even though I would only use my central air maybe a couple of months I would have it up here.  The only rooms that are cool are the bedrooms because of the window units.  The rest of the rooms are pretty muggy and the windows are always open.  They don't have any ceiling fans either, I just think it would get old but I guess it is what you get used to.

The food up here is definitely hit or miss.  Pizza or Italian is the best bet always.  There is one restaurant TJ's downtown that is good with other things but most places are just average.  That is ok, once again kind of like Disney.  The country side is gorgeous and tons of dairy farms.  The lady Alana who lives below us is always at home.  It is kind of comical.  I don't know if she is a homebody or doesn't trust us.

We might go to some antique shops today along this county road, they look interesting.  We are missing Middle School Registration tonight, and none of us are sad about it.  Too much reality and we are still in our time warp.  This has been such a fun and relaxing trip.


  1. School will be here when you get back. I promise! Continue to enjoy. The the kids I said hey!!!

  2. Am loving reading about your trip, Meg. Great memories! Ya'll all need to make scrapbooks when you get back!

  3. sounds like so much fun! Can't wait to see all your pictures! Miss you :)