Thursday, October 16, 2008

Flash Back to 1990 HNT

In August of 1990, my wife went to a Vermont for a few days for a teacher's training session. That left my son Brian and I on our own to go on a men's vacation together. Brian was eight then. We decided to take in a Mets game and then head up to Howe Caverns and Cooperstown.

We bought the cheap seats for the Mets game at Shea Stadium, but decided to stop at the Mezzanine level and take a good look at the stadium from that view. One of the ushers came over to ask for our tickets, but I explained I just wanted my son to see the field from here first. He told me there were empty seats, so for $20, we could sit in the first row directly behind home plate. I jumped at the chance. The Mets lost that game, but that didn't matter, because my son was thrilled. After the game we walked all around the stadium and waited for the crowd to leave. Brian had never been in a major league stadium before, so he wanted to see everything.

After we left Shea, we drove up to the caverns. We stayed in a motel that night and toured the Howe caverns and one other I forget the name of and a few other sites. Here's a picture of Brian and I with our tour group. Can you find us?



Mariposa said...

Thank you for sharing this story...a glimpse in the past is always nice.

Happy HNT!

TUG said...

Sounds like a great time. I like those kind of events with my boy. You're pretty easy to pick out in the pic :)

Dana said...

The good news is that you haven't changed much over the past 20 years!

I hope I am as lucky *wink*

Monogram Queen said...

Yes I found you and that is a sweet, sweet memory.

Libby said...

good times, tony!!

Vixen said...

Awww.... I love looking into your past. :)

And yes, I found you, lol.

Shumpy said...

Great memories.

Heh. You've got the sporty Izod croc on your jacket

Anne Marie said...

Looks like great times!! I know I will always treasure times like that with my girls!!!!
Yep I found you also and Brian!