I guess this shows my narrow-minded focus: I thought this was related to John U. Bacon. Sorry, but re the food, I’m not into bacon,
I have read the recommendations above. We have been to some—and, as with many choices in life, it really depends on your personal taste and preferences.
One spectacular trip I have not seen mentioned above which is not a long plane ride and that can be done on a vacation of only one week: a combo of Big Sur/Carmel/San Francisco. From the standpoint of coastal natural beauty, Big Sur is as beautiful a spot as my wife and I have ever seen.
And doing a 180: we lived in New York City for many years. If you enjoy the theatre and other cultural attractions, as well as an array of superb restaurants, it is an amazing place. And, other than your hotel costs, it does not have to be that expensive. For example, TDF has a half-price ticket booth in Times Square. Yes, the line for musicals can be long (and not worth your time), but they set up windows separately just for plays and that line frequently can be pretty short.
One other word of advice for people here in general: don’t wait until retirement age before you think about traveling because a) you might not live to see retirement age (as unfortunately was the case with several childhood friends) or b) you might develop serious health issues which prevent you from going on big trips (which happened to me). Thankfully I have always been a firm believer in living life as you go along because you never know what the future holds. And it sounds like the OP has been abiding by the same philosophy.
And one postscript here: if you are a baseball fan, Cooperstown is absolutely worth the trip, no matter what the age—and you can plan a long weekend trip there.
I have posted on occasion about the Knicks. And, believe me, I feel so fortunate to have been alive during their championship era. It’s beyond mind-boggling to me that they haven’t won a title in 47 years. Thanks.
Wow. That must have been something to see Gus Johnson before his knees started to give out on him.
I admittedly don’t celebrate Christmas but, to me, It’s A Wonderful Life slots in at 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5—and then everything else is competing for 6th place.
I feel for him. He’s the real deal and it’s a shame his season is over. As a fan, I will miss the possibility of his torching an SEC team in a bowl game.
You just succeeded in generating my first laugh of the day. And, the amazing thing is, what you posted is 100% accurate.
Given your hypothetical, if I were in his shoes I would do something completely different: I would coach at the high school level in Ohio.
Absolutely. It sounds like you might be a lawyer (and, if so, the Athletic Dept should put you on retainer).
I’m with you 100%. First and foremost, I hope all of these kids remain safe and healthy—and that, if they get the virus, that they have no serious or long-term effects of any kind.
As a fan, I am so grateful just to have seen any games this fall—and especially to have seen Justin play one more time for The Ohio State University before he heads off to the NFL. His “off game” on Saturday still is miles ahead of the performances of so many other quarterbacks.
Was the blocked punt returned for a TD as loud as you have ever heard it in the Shoe?
I second your emotion—and I have been following Ohio State since 1960s. And the blocked punt returned for a TD ranks right up there as one of the most exciting plays I have ever seen. I could watch that on an endless loop and never get tired of it.
Thanks, I didn’t see it. Would a Mod please delete this? Thanks.
Wow, as the old saying goes, great minds think alike. You posted seconds before I did—so I didn’t see yours—but we used the same language in expressing similar sentiments.
Hat’s off to Indiana. Notwithstanding whatever mistakes the Buckeyes made strategically and in execution, Indiana is the real deal—and I give them lots of credit for not folding (unlike certain players on another B1G team that also has lost a lot of games to Ohio State in recent years and whose coach has the initials JH).
I felt a great sense of relief when the clock hit 0:0. And, the most important thing: Indiana did not succeed in pulling off the upset.
My heart rate was up in the 120s. I didn’t check my blood pressure. I’m not sure my cardiologist would be thrilled.
I’m with you. If you had told me in advance that those would be Indiana’s stats at halftime, I never would have guessed this score.
And I completely forgot about that fifth down play. Amazing. And it’s amazing they earned a share of the natty with one tie and one loss (when, in reality, they had a second loss).
Good point! And naturally great memories, thanks.
Oh yeah, that’s what I was talking about! Thanks! And one great part of it was that Saban fought to have the last second put back on the clock.