6/21/2023

After a drive through a bunch of farmland, we arrived at Comerica Park. We had plenty of time to explore before the game started. I think it was one of the nicest stadiums of our trip.

We had awesome seats, but they were in the blazing sun, so we ended up retreating to the shade of the nosebleeds in the 7th inning. The Tigers ended up beating the Royals.

Once the game was done, we walked around downtown Detroit and their river walk, which seemed to both be in a state of decay and rebirth. We spent the night in Port Huron, visiting Lake Huron, our second Great Lake of the trip.

6/20/2023

On our drive through Ohio, we stopped off at Cuyahoga Valley National Park, where we learned about the Ohio & Erie Canal that ran through the area. Then we took a small hike to see the beautiful Brandywine Falls.

We continued on north to Cleveland, where we had a pizza dinner next to Lake Erie, before finishing our day by watching the Guardians beat the Athletics.

6/19/2023

Today we started off learning about the founding of Pittsburgh at the Fort Pitt Museum. Then we walked through downtown to the Heinz History Center, where we learned about the more recent history of the city and western Pennsylvania.

After all that history, we walked over one of the famous yellow bridges and watched the Pirates face the Cubs. After the game, we got to see a surprise fireworks show, going off nearby for Juneteenth.

6/18/2023

We started off our vacation in the Allegheny Mountains, touring Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterpiece. Afterwards, we visited Ohiopyle State Park to view the Ohiopyle and Cucumber falls. On our way back to the outskirts of Pittsburgh, we drove through the corner of Maryland and had dinner in Morgantown, WV.

6/3/2023

The Little League community gathered at the 4S Sports Park to celebrate the end our season. Connor got awarded his trophy for being on the Majors division championship team for the regular season.

5/28/2023

A few cell phone shots from a fun day at Magic Mountain.

5/27/2023

Connor really enjoyed walking though a Roman villa and looking at all the ancient artifacts inside. Gavin enjoyed the tour we took about the architecture of the Getty Center.

5/21/2023

Connor and I took a walk down to the park with our cameras. Here are some shots I got along the way.

5/13/2023

Connor’s team won their last game of the season, becoming the regular season champions! They are the #1 seed going into the postseason tournament.

After the game, we grabbed our cameras and took some pictures of the animals at the Safari Park.

5/11/2023

Gavin’s freshman team beat the Vista Panthers. Even though his main position is starting pitcher, he got some innings at 2nd base this game, as well as an RBI during his at bat.

5/8/2023

This birthday was pretty busy for Connor. He watched his brother pitch for the high school team and then he had a baseball practice. After he got home, he finally got to open his presents and eat a giant birthday cookie. Happy Birthday Dokie!

5/7/2023

We celebrated the boys’ birthdays by watching our first Angels game of the season. It was quite an action packed game, but the Angels lost to the Rangers, 16 to 8.

4/16/2023

We went bowling to celebrate Gavin’s birthday, then had some birthday pizza at Pizza Port. Gavin wrapped up his night with some birthday brownies, which are his favorite. Happy birthday Bub!

4/9/2023

After the boys opened their Easter buckets, we all had a fun day celebrating Easter at Kristel’s house. There was a giant Easter egg hunt for the kids, and a cake to celebrate Gavin’s birthday next week.

4/8/2023

During the construction of the giant Diamond Valley reservoir in Hemet, archaeologists excavated the area before it was covered by water. We spent he day at the Western Science Center, which was created to display resulting ice age fossils and native artifacts.