We had been wanting to take a day trip with the kids, with this being one of our only free weekends for a while. We did a little searching around and decided at the very last minute to head to Cooperstown for the day to visit the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Luckily, it’s not too far away, so our lack of planning didn’t matter too much!
We told Seamus that we would be visiting a baseball museum, and he just couldn’t decide where his loyalties lay that day…so he figured he would wear both his Yankees fleece hat and Red Sox ball cap. Seamus is quite honestly the ONLY person I know who truly loves both the Yankees and Red Sox equally! A travesty, I know.
We grabbed a bite to eat on Main Street in Cooperstown. The town is really cute, and of course everything is baseball themed.
After lunch we walked a few blocks to the Hall of Fame. They were having their holiday celebration, and as a bonus, admission was free if you brought in a food bank donation. There were also holiday concerts by a handbell choir and a capella singing group.
Seamus and Babe Ruth! He had to make sure to take his Red Sox cap off while he got his picture taken with The Babe.
I took his picture next to a little sign describing the “Birth of a Rivalry.” I tried to explain how most Yankee fans were not also Red Sox fans…but all he had to say was, “But I love them both, Mom!”
After touring the baseball museum, we headed over to The Farmers’ Museum for their annual holiday event, Candlelight Evening. The museum itself is like a little town, with a collection of old-time houses and buildings, like a schoolhouse, doctor’s office, and printing press. As far as the eye could see, there were candles.
They were in every window of every house, and paper-bag lights lined each little path. My pictures didn’t come out too well in the dark, but it truly was a beautiful sight.
We got to take a horse-drawn carriage ride, have hot cocoa and cider, and listen to carolers and bands playing holiday music. There was also a carousel, a living nativity, and visits with St. Nicholas. I could have stayed all evening, but after an hour we were frozen to the bone! I hope to go back to experience this event again.
Liam had the right idea…stay cozy and take a nap!
We had a great time on our little adventure!