Friday, July 17, 2015

Pictures from Racine

Okay, so I screwed up. Meant to have this post scheduled for 6 am. Of course, that would have meant working on this post YESTERDAY. I did not. Got caught up in reading instead. Anyway, there aren't a lot, but this is the highlight of the pictures I took in Racine:
This is the REASON we went to Racine: to watch my daughter play footy. These are all the girls that showed up to play, making two teams total. My daughter plays for the Columbus Jillaroos (pink uniforms), who teamed up with the NY Magpies to play against Minnesota (blue uniforms). The Jillaroos/Magpies won, making my daughter a tournament winner. It was very exciting. She'd never won a tournament before.

The next day, before we drove home, we did some sight-seeing. Found this little beach, where a group of ladies were holding their yoga class. It was a very peaceful place. Lakes aren't near as noisy as oceans, you know?

We walked along the breaker. This show is where the ladies were doing their yoga. As you can see, they left shortly after we arrived.

My daughter continued climbing the rocks on the breakers long after we lost the paved path. You see, there was this geocache... While she enjoyed looking for it, she couldn't find it. Said it was the best "did not find" she'd ever encountered.

While we were on the breaker, we noticed a lighthouse farther up the shore. So of course, we drove over to it. Very pretty park. Oh, and if you look closely enough, you'll notice someone looking for another geocache.

The lighthouse has a nice little garden and beach.

One of the places my daughter and I wanted to visit was the field the Racine Belles played in. You might recognize that name if you've ever watched "A League of Their Own." We didn't think we'd be able to actually get on the field, but when we walked around, I noticed a gate was open and music was playing. They were getting ready to play a game and we were able to just walk right on in. This picture is a little wobbly because as I was panning it, my elbow dipped. I kind of like the effect, though.

And just to prove they were an actual team, here's the plaque.
It was a fun little trip. Of course, the drive back home was horrendous. I really didn't think we'd hit THAT much traffic on a Sunday in Chicago. And I thought Los Angeles was bad. Whoo!
Hope you enjoy the pictures. In case any of you were interested, tomorrow's my birthday (yay!). Don't know what I'm going to do (maybe see a movie - "Trainwreck" looks interesting), but I will be having dinner at a restaurant I've never been to before: The Pub. I've always wanted to go, so now I'm going.
So... What do you think I should do for my birthday?
Have a great weekend!


B.E. Sanderson said...

I'm so glad you had a nice trip. It looks lovely. And LOL about the Racine Belles. Now I have that song from the movie in my head. "We are the members of the All American League..." I love that movie.

Anyway, glad you made it home safely through Chicago traffic. :hugs:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Now, go do whatever makes you happy. =o)

Stacy McKitrick said...

B.E. - My daughter and I want to watch that movie, now. Hmmm... Maybe we will tomorrow. It would be cheaper than going out to one. Haha! :)

Maria Zannini said...

Happy (early) Birthday!

Whatever you do, I hope you spend it with your favorite people.

Happy birthday, hon.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Maria - My kids are coming over, so I will! :)

JeffO said...

Nice pics, looks like a good time was had by all, and grats on your dauthger's victory!

I prefer the constant roar of the ocean, personally, but I grew up near the shore, so....

Stacy McKitrick said...

Jeff - I prefer the sound of the ocean, too (thanks to my Southern California upbringing, I guess). It just seemed way too quiet on the lake! :)

The Happy Whisk said...

I always like to spend my birthday week with my honey bunny.

I haven't been to a lake or beach in forever and a day. Great pictures.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Ivy - I think you like to spend EVERY DAY with your honey bunny. That's okay. I like to do the same. With MY honey bunny. Not yours. :)