Wednesday, January 27, 2010

New York, New York!

Last weekend I hit the road for the first time in 2 weeks. It was a great break and lovely to spend quality time as a family! Our "Ace" time was much needed and full of fun! Casey is training hard getting ready for Spring Training. We are excited for him and looking forward to Spring Training with the Astros. Ace is well just being our "Ace"! Loving every minute, always exploring and learning.

I headed out to the east coast and attended the Mohegan Sun Coaches Convention in Conn. Its a beautiful casino/mall and we had an incredible turn out for softball! I hung at the Mizuno, ProMounds, & DiamondNation booths for a bit and then had an hour session on "Mental Toughness & more!" I had a blast, thanks to all who attended!

From there I headed over to Hyde Park, New York. I had the opportunity and honor of dining at the Culinary Institute of America. What a treat!!! I fully devoured and enjoyed my four course meal. I didn't eat all day, anxiously awaiting this night! I had Crab Cakes, Goat Cheese Salad, Seared Hake & Mussels, topped with a melt in your mouth warm chocolate cake with pistachio ice cream! WOW! Yes, I left in pain but it was SO worth every bit! I had the pleasure of staying at the oldest Inn in the US. It was beautiful & historic. George Washington even stayed there... papers framed on the wall to prove it! I woke up to a fresh white snowfall and headed over to FDR High School for a little clinic. It was fun getting back to a high school gym! There is something about that gym smell, as horrific as it can be sometimes I love it! Full of so many great memories! We had some fun talking pitching & hitting, and of course a little on life lessons.
Thank you FDR High for your generous hospitality!

I headed into the city after, from the historic Inn to the W in Time Square! Gotta love it! Enjoyed my night full of bright lights, had a few meetings in the morning, visited MTV, and headed back to reunite as Aces! :)

I landed to a house full of "pants on the ground" and tissues everywhere you turn! This is what happens when my Aces have the house to themselves! Off to finish the fourth load of laundry and to a scavenger hunt for tissues, used glasses, & wrappers around the house! Ace is now requesting bacon... I wouldn't have it any other way!

Dream & Believe!


Mama Mote said...

Glad to find you here. And it's fun to see the other side of athletes - you're just like us. Family, cleaning, cooking, etc. Beautiful family, too. God bless.

Matthew T. said...

I'm a New York Resident, and I'm glad you enjoyed your time there. I hope New Yorkers and people in Connecticut treated you well. Keep on doing the work that you're doing, you're too young to retire!

Bianca said...

Why don't you make you way over to LA? Hahaha!

Miss you. Love you.

Missy said...

Sounds like a whirlwind for you. Wanted to say thanks for commenting back to me after I left you one a few posts back.
We are starting the contacting of colleges (the general hello, my name is, I play ... for ...., things like that)and boy can it be overwhelming....where do we start, any advice? She wants to play softball and maintains a 4.2 GPA so we are hoping for some scholarships...