A gnome is safe in the garden, but that is not where a gnome is meant to be.
Many of you will remember when the husband and I took our first official beer and baseball roadtrip two years ago. We drove up to Cooperstown, NY to visit the Baseball Hall of Fame, had (at least) one beer in every Flying Saucer East of the Mississippi and went to as many minor league baseball games and breweries as we could squeeze in along the way. And it was my first experience with documenting a trip in a travelogblog.
It was so much fun that this year we decided to do the Beer and Baseball Roadtrip v. 2.0. We are trekking up thru the midwest to visit the Negro Leagues Museum in Kansas City, stopping to have (at least) one beer in every Flying Saucer West of the Mississippi and catching as many minor league baseball games and breweries as we can squeeze in along the way.
We are traveling this year in the relatively new Clifford the Big Red Car and we are taking Rocky the Gnome along for the ride. Rocky went to the Astros Opening Day with us a few weeks ago, as a replacement for my Cleveland Cousin who was unable to join us in watching the beloved ‘Stros defeat her Tribe. One might say that Rocky was a good luck charm….but one also might not say that as I dropped Rocky at the game:
The husband was able to successfully perform super glue head surgery and I now lovingly refer to him as Frankenrocky.
The husband has made a spreadsheet of all possible minor league games enroute and has generally mapped out our days and itineraries. But we both feel that the best road trips are when we remain flexible and keep our eyes and minds open for interesting things to do along the way. The initial plan is to visit 10 Flying Saucers, see 8 baseball games, visit 3 (and probably more) breweries and tour the National Weather Service in Oklahoma City.
I’m already behind with this travellogblog as I meant to post this BEFORE we actually were underway, but still I hope you’ll pull up a screen, pop open a cold one, and follow along as we drive thru tornado alley in the heart of the spring storm season (what were we thinking?!?!)