Saturday, November 7, 2015

Gering / Johnson 2015 Road Trip - Days 7 & 8 - Philadelphia, PA to Cooperstown, NY

Philly departure day; we decided to get on the road first and then find a place for breakfast later on down the road. Once the valet had brought the truck around we headed out towards Montreal. As we drove north, Teresa studied the map and we made the decision because of time to skip Montreal and head directly to Cooperstown, NY and then Niagara Falls.  Bob turned around and off we went again!

Charlie navigated us a very scenic drive into Cooperstown.  As we pulled into Cooperstown it was beginning to drizzle a bit and the temperature was dropping.  It was a Friday evening and the hotel was filling up with wedding guests.

That evening we enjoyed another great meal; this time at Council Rock Brewery.  We had to wait for a table so we ordered a sampler flight made up of five of their house brews. All of the samples tasted good and made for a pretty picture!  And I admit to really liking how the bartender put them in order of color from dark to light (yes, as a kid I used to organize my box of 64 Crayolas by color and shade too!) 
For dinner, I had the Bacon and Brie Panini which had sweet figs on it, so delicious! Bobby had the Brie Burger and is still talking about how good it tasted!  

Here is their website for anyone who wants to check out the beer or food menus:

After dinner it was time to head back to the hotel and watch the Royals beat the Blue Jays! 

The next morning we headed into a very picturesque downtown Cooperstown, the birthplace of baseball, to tour the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame.

Having a little fun in front of the Hall of Fame!

Waiting on the movie to start:

A couple pictures from the Satchel Paige display.  Bobby saw him pitch in his last game with the Kansas City Athletics in September of 1965.  Satchel was 59 years old at the time!

The MLB standings are posted in front of the building and we thought it was kind of cool since the Royals had moved into the Championship and their score from the night before was posted on the board.

Kansas City's own Hall of Famer!

We finished up around lunch time and used the 'Food Network On The Road' app to find a lunch spot.  Danny's Market is a small old fashioned market with a deli that makes some really awesome sandwiches!  The wait was long but it was worth it.

Cooperstown was one of my favorite stops on the trip and we could have found plenty more to do if there had been time. Including spending time at beautiful Lake Otsego just a few blocks from the Hall of Fame and touring a couple of more breweries!  It would also be fun to stay in one of the bed and breakfast's that are located in the older historical homes. 

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