May 18, 2011

Miss me?

No? Well too friggin' bad.  I'm back.

And raring to go after a short break down in beautiful Charleston.  Even came back with a bit of a tan, and (if you know me) that's not something that easily happens with me.  Even swam in the ocean, and (if you know me) that's not something that easily happens with me.  But I got to the beach on Sunday, and walked up to the waves to get my tootsies wet.  The water was soooo warm, like late-August warm for LI beaches, I just had to dive under the waves immediately.  Always a bit proud of myself when I overcome that specific phobia

What's that you say?  You want to hear a couple of more highlights from the trip?  Sure thing, kids.

We went to a Charleston Riverdogs minor-league game last Thursday night. They are the Class A affiliate for the NY Yankees, so I've got a vested interest in seeing how the young guys are doing down there.  They've got an uber-prospect roaming center field for them, a Texan with the catchy moniker of Slade Heathcott.  I dig.  A five-tools kid who looks ready to jump to the next level.  Well, after he serves the 5-game suspension for his role in a brawl the other night.  Way to go, kid.  These Yankees could use someone with a little fire. And his personal history is filled with all the tragedy, faults and redemption that makes you want to root for him even more.

Our seats were right on the visiting team's dugout.  Even got a foul ball.  Well, to be truthful, it was coming my way but one of the coaches from the visiting team caught it and then flipped it over to me.  Still counts...kinda.  Here's a picture of it and one of the big beers I enjoyed during the game.

Budweiser and baseball...

There's also this great deli down there that serves Chicago-stlye hot dogs. One of my favorite foods of all time. But they also serve an Italian Beef au jus sandwich with topped with a spicy giardiniera.  Something I've always wanted to try, and it didn't disappoint.  Now I'm obsessed with giardiniera.  So if any of you know of a good brand that I can mail-order, please let me know.  Here's a pic of the half-consumed hero in all its glory.

Yum...
That's all I got for now.  Do it to it, peoples!

9 comments:

badgerdaddy said...

Yep, I missed ya.

B.E. Earl said...

badger - awwwwww

sybil law said...

Slade Heathcoot - he can always be a porn star if this doesn't work out for him! Still - col story, but holy crap - what a crap written article!
And YES - I missed you! Badgerdaddy, doing all the sucking up around here...
:)

marty mankins said...

Damn, I didn't realize you were in Charleston. We went there one afternoon and drove through the downtown area and saw the nice older homes and the water front. Wish I could have stayed longer. For sure, there will be a return visit to Charleston with more time to enjoy that awesome city.

B.E. Earl said...

Sybil - Was it crap? I didn't notice because I was just blown away by the details.

Marty - Oh, I think I said I was in Mt. Pleasant which is a suburb of Charleston. You probably took Rte 17 all the way from Myrtle to Chucktown, right? So you drove through Mt. Pleasant on the north side of the Ravenel Bridge that you took into Charleston. Isn't it a cool city?

Annabelle said...

So glad you had safe, fun travels.

That pic made me throw up in my mouth a little bit.
To each his own, my man.

B.E. Earl said...

Annabelle - Because it was half-eaten or because of what it is?

Annabelle said...

Earl, now that you mention it, both.

Originally, presentation was taking a back seat to content.

marty mankins said...

Yes, you did say Mt Pleasant and it was a very cool city. But this Charleston... Must return to see more. I really liked the brief few hours I spent there.

The drive down Rt 17 was pretty cool.