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.