Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Semi-Wordless Wednesday...Visiting Coney Island

I'm not sure what I've been doing for the last few days...lunch with a friend, two exercise classes, lots of iced coffee and lemonade and two new pairs of exercise pants. I'm especially pleased with the latter, bought at the K-Mart summer clothing sale for $7.59 each and they're just what I wanted.

Last Saturday night I was in Coney Island....

Yes, that's the original Nathan's hot dogs.

I was there for a Brooklyn Cyclone's game. The Cyclones are a minor league team for the Mets. I was also there to celebrate my friend Mike's fiftieth birthday. We celebrated in a suite -- I've never been to a game and sat in a suite -- and it was a lot of fun. We had a visit from Sandy, the mascot of the team... 


...and thoroughly enjoyed the celebration. The setting for the ballpark is fabulous, with the beach on one side and the Coney Island attractions on the other sides. The evening ended with spectacular fireworks and a great time was had by all. 

Rides are in the background and the beach is to the right. 


The Parachute Jump which has just been redone with 8,000 lights. The colors and patterns change and it is an extraordinary sight. 

I guess I'm not even semi-wordless today, but that's my title and I'm sticking to it. Have a terrific Thursday!

11 comments:

It's me said...

Lovely day darling !!....x !

Nancy said...

My idea of a perfect day Carol!

Theresa said...

What a fun time:) I loved traveling around your city with you! Have a blessed day, HUGS!

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Hi-ya. I popped over from Maggie's blog. (NO! I'm not stalking you... really!)

What a fantastic way to spend the day. The ocean, Nathan's (crunchy-skinned!) hot dogs, and baseball. What's not to like?

Nice to meet ya. Count me in as your newest groupie. (How can I NOT follow someone who has that priceless line at the top of her blog about the key lime pie and the stick?)

Lynn said...

I love seeing live games, this sounds like a perfect 50th birthday day! I've read about Nathan's Hot dog place on Coney Island, it is neat to see it.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I have heartd of Nathan's hot dogs, now I'm going to have to look to see if our stores have any here. The ball park does look like loads of fun. Hope you too have a great Thursday!

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

Oh, I have have some great childhood memories of Coney Island. My mother loved that parachute ride and seeing that picture in your post put a large smile on my face.

Chatty Crone said...

Man I have always heard of Coney Island and have never been there - I would love to.

Chatty Crone said...

Man I have always heard of Coney Island and have never been there - I would love to.

Nellie said...

Yay for you! That is quite a "score" with the exercise pants!

I'm just a bit envious of your fun on Coney Island! Wouldn't it be wonderful to watch a baseball game from a suite! What fun!

Ms Sparrow said...

What a lovely place to go!