submitted by: Deb Smith
Since he was a little boy, my husband has been a die-hard baseball fan. A dream of his had always been to visit the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY.
He moved to NY from Minneapolis 7 years ago and when we decided to get married (6 years ago) we knew our honeymoon couldn’t be any longer than 4 days (a long weekend). I was trying to decide a destination that would be close enough for us to visit in that time frame and I suddenly remembered his dream of visiting Cooperstown. We’re approximately 3 hours SE of Cooperstown so it was definitely something we could manage. You should have seen his eyes light up when I told him where we should go for our honeymoon.
Lance knows I’m not a sports fan so he knew that the idea of going to Cooperstown was strictly a gesture from my heart. I was making a life-long dream come true for him. I took care of all the arrangements. I found this wonderful B&B on the outskirts of Cooperstown that had a bridal suite that was to die for. By searching the web I found restaurants and other venues that we could visit along with the ultimate trip to the Hall of Fame.
We had a great time. When you go to the Hall of Fame you can get a pass that allows you to leave and then come back in at any time during the day. That worked great. As soon as my eyes started to glaze over from viewing baseball memorabilia, we would leave and walk around the town, visiting shops and stopping for a bite to eat, then it was back to the museum.
Now 6 years later Lance still enjoys telling people how we went to the Baseball Hall of Fame on our honeymoon. The guys usually look at him (with a look of awe on their faces) and say “You REALLY went to Cooperstown for your honeymoon?” Making a dream come true for him was far and away much better than a cruise or a trip to a tropical island.