Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Scenic Train Ride For Father's Day

We recently took a ride on the Cape Cod Central Railroad, taking advantage of a "Dads Ride Free" special on Fathers Day.

We departed from Hyannis Station.

All aboard! My son stands in line to get on the train.

The train soon headed out of the yard, passing old train cars and locomotives.

The trip took us through the towns of Barnstable, Sandwich, and Bourne. We passed salt marshes.

And cranberry bogs.

Until finally we rode alongside the Cape Cod Canal and under the Sagamore and Bourne Bridges.

This was a great treat for Fathers Day, and a wonderful way to see the scenery from a different point of view than you get on the roads.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Opening Night

It's been a while since I've given this blog much attention, but with the school year finally done (Graduation begins in about an hour, and then I just need to turn in my advisor comments on Monday), I'm hoping to get back to posting on a regular basis.

Last night is what I will consider the first of my summer adventures with the Kiddo. It was opening night for the Cape Cod Baseball League.

I had to work a school function until about 7 PM, so we went out to one of the two night games and stayed out past Kiddo's bedtime as a beginning of summer treat.

We drove out to Orleans and saw the Orleans Firebirds take on the Harwich Mariners.

The Firebirds ended up winning this one 2-0.

Cape Cod Baseball League features many of the top college players in the USA. Last year over 200 active MLB players were Cape League alumni.

The Kiddo had a great time watching the game and munching popcorn.

The summer has arrived! Lots more adventures to come!