Sunday night we drove from Niagara Falls on to Cooperstown New York, home of the Baseball Hall of Fame. We got into Cooperstown at around 11PM and the town was completely dead, it looked like one of those creepy towns from some old horror movie, and of course we didn’t have any hotel reservations. The town was full of bed and breakfast’s but all of them were either closed or full. So luckily, thanks to Nicks blackberry GPS, we were able to find that there was a Holiday Inn Express about 3 miles away, so we headed up there and found a room no problem.
Woke up the next day (yesterday, Monday) and headed back into Cooperstown, which was much more active now that it wasn’t 11PM on a Sunday night. We spent the the entire day at the Baseball Hall of Fame which was really cool. Rich Gossage was there giving his interviews to the press before he’s to be inducted into the Hall of Fame, so we got to hang out and watch his interview. The museum and the hall of fame took us about 3 hours to get through and was really cool. After that we ate lunch in Cooperstown and made our way to New York City.
We arrived in New York City last night around 7PM. The Howard Johnson in Queens isn’t the greatest hotel, but it has worked out just fine. We checked in, got settled and then headed into Manhattan. We walked up and down Times Square quite a few times, stopping to eat at some deli. We then stopped into ESPN zone and grabbed a drink while watching the end of the cubs game. After that we wandered around for a bit longer and then came back to the hotel.
This morning we woke up around 11AM here and headed back into Manhattan. This time we went down to Ground Zero and walked around. Then we headed down to the water front and walked all the way down to where the ferry’s head out to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. The line was ridiculously long for the Ellis Island Ferry so we didn’t do it, but we will when we come back here on Saturday. After that we wandered into Chinatown and then Little Italy and by that point it was time to head back here and get our things together to head to the Mets game at Shea Stadium.
The Mets game was pretty cool, Mets won, and Shea Stadium was cool as well. I have some nice panoramic pictures of the 2 stadiums we’ve been to so far and I’m sure I’ll have pictures of all of them. So we just got back, going to get some sleep and check out of here in the morning and head to Boston. We’ll be in Boston until Saturday morning and then we’re heading back here to NYC, but we’re going to try to stay in Manhattan instead of Queens. We have the Boston game at Fenway friday and then Yankees vs. Mets at Yankee Stadium on Sunday. So that’s about all I got. I haven’t put any pictures up yet cause they are pretty big and I need to scale them down and touch them up a bit, but Pat has a bunch of pictures online on Facebook, I’ll try to get a public link from him, but if you’re friends with him you can check them out.