Three Days, Two Tanks of Gas
Did you ever have one of those weekends just crammed full of activities? For those with children, that’s probably a rhetorical question.
On Friday, I headed out to Kutztown, PA to Renningers Antique Extravaganza–think acres of tents, tables, and fields, piled with all types of vintage treasures. I scored some great stuff for my Etsy shop–I just have to clean it all up, take some photos, and get them posted! On the way home, I stopped by my parents’ house and went to dinner with my mom.
Saturday morning I was up and out early to a local flea market where I picked up some other treasures, including a set of vintage Pyrex bowls for my sister for Mother’s Day. Our grandmother had this set and I have the fondest memories of family picnics with various foods in the bowls. The yellow bowl was for potato salad and the green one either had baked beans or scalloped potatoes.
Saturday night, Anthony and I headed to a great old theater–Loew’s Jersey Theater in Jersey City–to catch a double feature of epic sea disaster flicks–A Night to Remember (1958) and The Poseidon Adventure (1972).
Sunday morning, I jumped BACK in my car and zoomed up the Turnpike to the Bronx to catch a Yankees game with some former students. We arrived early enough for batting practice and the stadium was posting tweets from fans around the stadium. I hurriedly dashed off a tweet to Derek Jeter–I was hoping for a good photo of him–and five seconds later it was up on the screens!
I’d recognize that swagger anywhere!! This was the best shot I got of Jeter during batting practice, when all ticket-holders are permitted to get about 40 feet from the players.
Seating at the stadium is laughably expensive. Along the baselines, Legends Seating offers comfy seats and waitress service for upwards up $800 per seat. Behind that, the seats go for $250-$500. Needless to say, our tickets were somewhere north of Canada in the upper deck. For the last half hour of batting practice, we stood behind the Field MVP section which is shaded by an overhang and then decided to stay there for the duration–the vantage point was great!
About 40 minutes into the game, the guard posted in the section took pity on us–the last 6 rows of the section were empty–and he let us all sit in the MVP area! Hello, princess seats!! If we would have purchased the seats, we’d be looking at $261.00 each!
The Yankees went on to win the game and it was all unicorns and rainbows…until I skipped out of the stadium to Jerome Avenue where I’d parked my car (on the street).
Looks like I paid for that seat upgrade one way or another!
Hope you had a wonderful weekend. What was on your agenda?