We have reached the stopping point for our road trip to Cooperstown and are ready to explore. Cooperstown is a small village nestled along Lake Otsego in upstate New York. Most visitors arrive for the baseball tournaments that take place at the nearby Dreams Park for thirteen weeks each summer. Families congregate along the main street (aptly called Main Street) and filter in and out of the numerous baseball souvenir shops all day long. Thankfully, there is more to Cooperstown than baseball, you just have to know where to look.
A common mistake that might be made during a road trip is underestimating the amount of time it will take to reach a destination. That is probably the best way to summarize our second day of travel. If you go to Google Maps and type in Cleveland to Cooperstown Dreams Park, the estimated time is approximately 6.5 hours. We knew that our son was expected to check in at the barracks at 6 p.m., so we planned to sleep in and leave by 9 a.m., giving us plenty of time. Except that wasn’t the case.
Every summer many families partake on a great American road trip, and this year our journey has brought us to Cooperstown, New York. Our oldest son and his team has the opportunity to play baseball at the Cooperstown Dreams Park complex for the week. He will stay in the barracks on property, while we stay elsewhere, but we get to see him everyday while his team plays baseball. Teams come from all over the United States (and from Canada too), to play America’s past time and share moments as only 12 year old boys can. Our family thought it would be fun to bring not only our children but my parents as well on our great American road trip (even… [Read More]
This summer our family will be embarking on a favorite American pastime, the great summer road trip. We will travel from our home in Chicago to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. While this might not be at the top of everyone family’s bucket list, for a mom of three boys playing travel baseball, it’s pretty high on ours. We will be traveling with our twelve year old’s team to play other teams from around the country at the Cooperstown Dreams Park for a one week tournament. The players stay on site in barracks with their coaches and chaperones while parents and families stay off site. Many families will fly, but we have decided to undertake the 12 hour… [Read More]