Thursday, June 24, 2010

Travel Plans for July!

My month of July will be spent traveling (and practicing braille from the passenger seat).

Chris loves baseball and wants to visit all 30 major league baseball parks in the near future (not all on this trip). I love to travel and have visited 49 of our 50 beautiful states.

Chris and I are both teachers and not only have this summer off, but we are both taking this summer off (not working a summer job) to travel, relax and visit friends and family.

So far, in our relationship we have visited Coors Field in Denver, Tropicana Field in Tampa Bay, and Busch Stadium in St. Louis...

Coors Field in Denver where the Rockies play:
Tropicana Field where the Tampa Bay Rays play:Busch Stadium in St. Louis where the Cardinals play:
From July 1- August 1, we are taking the road trip of a lifetime. We are going to see games in the following games in cities on the following dates:
  • July 1 Pittsburgh Pirates
  • July 2 New York Yankees
  • July 3 Boston Red Sox
  • July 5 New York Mets
  • July 6 Philadelphia Phillies
  • July 7 Detroit Tigers
  • July 8 Chicago White Sox
  • July 10 Houston Astros
  • July 11 Dallas Rangers
  • July 15 Los Angeles Angels
  • July 16 San Diego Padres
  • July 18 San Francisco Giants
  • July 19 Phoenix Diamond-backs
  • July 20 Los Angeles Dodgers
  • July 21 Oakland A's
  • July 24 or 25 Seattle Mariners
  • July 30 Minnesota Twins
Other adventures will include visiting friends all along the way, visiting MAINE (my 50th state!), Disneyland, Yosemite National Park, High 101 up the Pacific Coast, Yellowstone National Park, the Jacob's Family Reunion and MANY MANY hours in the car! :-D

I'm currently reading Eat Pray Love and I love the following excerpt from what I've read of the book about travel:

"... to travel is worth any cost or sacrifice. I am loyal and constant in my love for travel, as I have not always been loyal and constant in my other loves. I feel about travel the way a happy new mother feels about her impossible, colicky, restless newborn baby -- I just don't care what it puts me through. Because I adore it. Because it's mine."

Honestly, I hope to adore my future newborn babies more than travel... but I do love the adventure of crazy travels - and I don't care what it puts me through or what kind of sacrifice is involved.

On this trip, I have no doubt, I will sleep at awkward angles in the car, shower at truck stops, feel too car sick to read or study braille, get tired of Chris' radio choices, and start to wonder if my body has actually attached itself to the upholstery of the car...

But on this trip, I am going to go places I have never been, see things I have never seen, travel the country with the man I'm falling in love with, learn more about my beautiful country, see friends and family I haven't seen in years and make memories I will have my whole life.

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  1. Wow! Ya'll are going to be busy!!! Sounds like sooo much fun though! :)

  2. That is going to be ONE LONG TRIP...wowsers! Have fun...brava on getting all 50 states. Too cool! Smiles!!

  3. What a great trip! My husband will be soooo jealous - he's a huge baseball fan and that is his ideal vacation!

  4. Sounds like you are going to have a great trip. You're going to love Seattle. It's a great city. When you're there, I'll be on Vancouver Island which is only a 4 hour ferry ride away. How close, but how far.

  5. Wow, wow, wow! What a FUN trip! I am sure there will be trying times as well as amazing times....I think this trip definitely deserves the title of Epic ;)

  6. Sounds like a great trip! Those are wonderful pictures!

    Yes, my shower was a lot of fun! Heather did a great job planning and decorating! :) John and I have had a blast working on the nursery and still have more to do - but we're thrilled with how it's turned out so far!

    We registered at Babies R Us for all Tucker's stuff (which was also a lot of fun!)


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