Just the usual summertime activities, keeping busy despite being “landlocked” at our South Carolina “Home”. The good news is that may change soon. Keep reading.
Our campground has a nice fishing pond. Not that I’m an avid fisherman, by any means, but Andrew and Owie love to fish. Since we’ve had very little (as in no) luck with fancy lures, bait fish and other flies, we decided to resort to the favorite age old bait…worms.
The worms worked extremely well, except for one small problem. They didn’t attract any fish. But man, did they ever attract turtles!
We tried moving away and around the pond in different spots, but to no avail. The turtles were hungry, and the fish were not. :c(
We had to give up, I didn’t want to have to try and remove a hook from a turtle. We’ll try again another time.
Next we hopped in the car for a two day car trip to NJ. It was for a couple of reasons. One was to see Anabelle. It’s been a while since we were with her and it was time to visit again.
She is quite a bundle of energy, and she is so much fun to be with. We’ll be staying here in NJ for about a week or so.
Another reason we came up was to use a special Father’s Day gift that Amanda and Corey got for me and my father.
Yep, tickets to a Yankee baseball game in the new Yankee Stadium.
The last time I was at a Yankee game was over twenty years ago, and it was with my dad, Corey and my other son, Ryan. It brought back memories.
The stadium is very nice, well laid out.
It took a while and some serious scanning to find our seats.
Thankfully, they have maps to find your way around!
There were some interesting items to view on the way to our seats.
A custom New York Yankees motorcycle.
Even the wheels had the Yankee emblem on them. I guess you wouldn’t want to ride this bike in Boston… :cO
Old time pictures of days gone by.
Other kinds of art.
We found our seats and watched the Yankees play the evil Minnesota Twins.
Sadly, our Yanks went down to defeat 10 to 4. :c(
But we had the food stands to cheer us up, $6 hotdogs, $5 peanuts, $5 waters. They have to pay those player’s multi million dollar salaries somehow!
A great day, despite the $13 toll on the George Washington Bridge and the $35 parking tab. Since it seems we only do this every twenty years, it doesn’t seem too bad! ;c)
Now for some really good news. The VA “troubleshooter” that I met with has indeed performed a miracle and delivered as he promised. The paperwork for my case has been located, brought to the top of the pile, and I now have two exam appointments scheduled for examinations on my service connected injuries, August 2 and 27.
Once I have those exams completed, that will finish what I have to do and the VA will then look at the results and decide what, if any compensation I will be awarded. Finally we’re almost out of the tunnel!
Some days you strike out and some days you hit a home run. We sure are happy it was our day to hit that homer! :c)
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