Thursday, August 30, 2007

Traveling and Hunting for the Perfect Present

Its been a long day. My day started at a little after 3 am. Chrissy took me to the Atlanta airport for my 7:00 flight. I got to the airport a little before 5. It was so hard leaving my 2 girls, Chrissy and Maggie. I miss them so much!!! Especially Chrissy. My first flight left Atlanta at 7 and arrived in Detroit, Michigan at 9:30. My second flight left Detroit at 10:30 and landed in Boston a little after noon. I waited for about 2 hours for my Dad to arrive. While I was waiting, I got to see a little bit of the Red Sox getting swept by the bad guys. Maybe they need a little McLeod luck to jump start them. After me and my Dad met up, we spent the next 2 hours riding a bus to the subway, subway to the train, train to the shuttle and the shuttle to our hotel. We are definitely pooped. Neither one of us wanted to do much tonight, but I did want to start my hunt for Chrissy's present. After doing a little unsuccessful present hunting, we came back to the hotel for what they called BarBQ. I guess Mass.'s version of BarBQ is a little different than Georgia/Alabama, but the hamburgers and hot dogs weren't bad. Not many pics today, but I did take a couple. More to come tomorrow. On with the pics!!!!
This might be the most exciting part of my trip so far. I chose this hotel specifically because they offered a suite with a door separating the bedroom from the living room with sofabed. My Dad sleeps like a cross between a fog horn and a chainsaw. The Government wanted to use tape recordings of his snoring for interigating terrorists, but the ACLU made a big deal about it being too cruel and inhumane.
Like I said earlier, we went shopping for a present for Chrissy, but just couldn't find anything in her size. It seems like all that store had was Tedy Bruschi jerseys in my size. It just seemed like a waste, not to get anything after all that time spent shopping.
More to come tomorrow.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Gettin Pumped About Baseball

I'm so excited about this week. After 3 days of work, I'll be flying up real early Thursday morning to Boston for a weekend of baseball. I've got a 2 hour layover in Detroit on my way up to Bean Town. I'm scheduled to arrive in Boston at noon Thursday, and my Dad should be flying in about 2 hours later.

Friday, we'll be checking out some historic sites like Paul Revere's house and Bunker Hill. Friday night, we'll be at Fenway. Tim Wakefield is scheduled to pitch against the Baltimore Orioles. GO SOX!!!

Saturday morning, we'll wake up early and drive down to Mount Vernon NY. We'll take a train from Mt. Vernon into Harlem. From Harlem, we'll take the subway to Yankee Stadium, maybe stopping by Grand Central Station and Times Square if we have time. We'll spend the next 3 hours cheering for the Devil Rays in the Stadium, GOOOOO!!!! Devil Rays!!!. Mike "The Moose" Mussina is scheduled to pitch for the bad guys.

Sunday morning, we'll wake up early (notice a trend?) and drive to the airport in time for my 6:00 a.m. flight back through Detroit to Atlanta. I'm scheduled to arrive at noon and I'm trying to get tickets to the 1:00 Braves game verses the Mets. Not sure if I'll be able to or not though.

The one bummer is that Chrissy will not be able to go with me. This will be the first time we've spent a full day without seeing each other since the wedding. Not looking forward to that. I'll have to bring her back a present. Wonder what I'm going to get her?

Friday, August 10, 2007

Mini-Family Reunion

The McLeods usually have a big week-long family reunion each year. Due to some schedule issues, we had to tone it down to a few days in Jacksonville. Still lots of fun though. Love seeing my family. On with the pics!!!!
McLeods doing what they do best, eating and talking.
(Notice how the guy in the blue hat always has his mouth open during pictures? Wonder why that is?)
My Grandmother, Cousin, and the newest McLeod, Emily Grace
The Monkey Exhibit