Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Long weekend!

Well, I did make it back from my trip. Thoughts from the road are as follows:

I got an EZ pass for the trip. Not that I really needed it, but I thought it would be fun and cool. It was.

I know my wife doesn't want to hear this, but I really had a blast. I fought the trip tooth and nail before I went. Once I got there, I really didn't want to leave. I could go out and do my own thing at night, and that was that. No real schedule after work, so I could just go work out at the hotel, and then go out and about.

Plus, I wound up sleeping diagonally in the bed, so that was pretty cool too. And no one stole the sheets. :)

And that's the end of my trip report..

So, Saturday was a 4 miler in absolutely beautiful weather. Sunday was a 3.5 hill run, with weather that was slightly not as good, but it was still pretty awesome. My ITB felt pretty good, which is really nice. I'm going to try to keep upping the quantity of runs I do for a while, and then work on lengthening one of them.

I've got to say, having nicer weather to run in is just so awesome. I love it.

Monday was a self-prescribed day off. A couple of us from work went up to Cooperstown for the day. Here's a photo montage..

This is outside of the baseball hall of fame, our main destination for the day:

This is a shot of some of the plaques in the hall of fame:

My wife views this room with the plaques (the actual hall) as her own personal hell. It is analogous to me being confined in 'Jo-Ann Fabrics'. She was absolutely thrilled that I found people to go with, so she never has to step foot in here again. (Now, I think that's a bit extreme, but what can you do?)

This is where we went for lunch, a place called 'The Pit':

After the hall of fame, we went to Brewery Ommegang. This is their building:

After an informative tour, we sampled all of their beers, plus a couple of special ones. The 'Hennepin' was my favorite, until they got to this 'cave-aged Abbey Ale', which is a bottle of their 'Abbey Ale', which had been stuck in a cave for 11 months. I'm thinking of telling my wife I need to dig a cave. That beer was phenomenal.

The ending note of the beer sampling was this:

It was a special beer, not ever bottled, made for the inauguration. They dubbed it 'Obamagang'. I thought that was pretty funny.

Today, I'm back to the grind. Keep on rockin', everyone!


tfh said...

Ha! I love your Jo-Ann fabrics comparison.

Welcome home. I'm sure even sleeping diagnally in the bed gets old after awhile. :)

Lacey Nicole said...

What a fun trip! i'm with TFH- HILARIOUS about jo-ann fabrics. maybe you can compromise and go to Michael's???? :) heh. i need an EZ pass! i also don't NEED one but it'd be cool. and fun.

Glaven Q. Heisenberg said...

O, man, Cooperstown is SUCH a nice town that the Baseball HoF was my least favorite part of it.

Then again, I am not that big a baseball fan.

Teh 'Bride and I went years ago. How long has Ommengang been there? Because I'd hate to think it was there when we visited but that I somehow MISSED it.

I just checked. It opened in 1997. WHEW! We went to C-town before that!

Now I don't have to kick myself.

Now I have to go to my local likker store and look for that Abbey Ale.


Welcome back, brother!

Melanie said...

Sounds like a fun time! Great pics -- i think it would be my personal hell too though lol

Shannon said...

"My wife views this room with the plaques (the actual hall) as her own personal hell."

I totally agree......love you bro but WTH?!? :)

Brian said...

LOVE the Jo Ann Fabrice reference, hit the nail on the head with that one. I used to hate going in there with my mom, so I would take her to best buy, haha

Denise said...

I tried the Obama beer at Friday the Firkenteenth during Philly beer week. it was pretty good.