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I'm at Palm Beach Airport right now, on my way to Cooperstown, and online! God bless technology.

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dude get ready for the time of your life, i've been to cooperstown and there is nothing like it, oh and right next to the Louisville Slugger store there a little hole in the wall dinner that serves the best breakfast in town

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I'm at Palm Beach Airport right now, on my way to Cooperstown, and online! God bless technology.

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dude get ready for the time of your life, i've been to cooperstown and there is nothing like it, oh and right next to the Louisville Slugger store there a little hole in the wall dinner that serves the best breakfast in town

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Cooperstown IMHO was really a letdown other than the plaques. The place is too much of a sanctuary for a HOF. I like Cooperstown but its not really the best HOF. If you've ever been to the Hockey HOF then you'll understand where I am coming from. They integrate the sanctuary with fun. Cool place the hockey HOF is.

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I went to cooperstown a couple of years ago, the actual "hall" with the plaques in it is just awe-inspiring, the rest of the museum is pretty cool but didnt live up to my expectations...but absolutely, positively worth every penny nonetheless.

 

If i do go back and visit again i'd like to go during inductions when all of the living HOFers are there. Great for autographs

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So we got to Albany Airport and left in

our rental car for Cooperstown, about 90 minutes away. We were about

20 miles away when it started getting really windy and we noticed the

sky was this odd gray-green color. It was like a scene from twister,

there was dust blowing everywhere, a couple drops of rain here and

there, and lightning. Now, you have to understand, Cooperstown and the

suurounding areas are like little hick areas, with hills and random

wooden shacks lined up around the one lane road. We passed one gas

station theentire time, and no restaurants other than places like

"Jackie's Homestyle Cookin'." We were driving through this storm, and

about 2 miles away from our hotel, when we saw a tree blocking the

road. It hadn't just fallen, it was chopped into different bits and

pieces, so we presume that it got hit by lightning, which we saw.

There was no way around it, it being a one lane road and all, so we

pulled into a little restaurant parking lot (called DiMaggio's

Cooperstown Hot Dogs) to wait for a few minutes, because there was a

highway guy there. But then he left, and other cars started pulling

into the parking lot. There was nowhere to go, no side roads to go

down (there was one traffic light - literally - the entire hour and a

half drive from the airport to the town). We turned around to go back

to that one traffic light, because someone at the restaurant told us

to. But we decided it wasn't worth it and turned around and waited in

a line waiting for the tree to be moved, now about 50 cars long, where

we were previously the first car there. Finally the tree got moved off

the other side of the road, and after the cars going the opposite

direction moved, we moved and got through.

 

We got to the hotel, where there was no power. Turns out the entire

city doesn't have power, which meant that the Hall of Fame was closed,

the restaurants were called...everything. We wentto the room and were

ridiculously hot, upset, tired, and hungry. After some deliberation on

what to do, we had the guy at the front desk call on his cell phone

(the phone lines are down as well) to the Holiday Inn in Oneonta, a

neighboring town. There was power there and they had rooms, so we made

the half hour trek over to Oneonta. We got off the highway and there

were actually things - a movie theater, Wal-Mart, restaurants - and

best of all, power. Here I am at the Holiday Inn now, enjoying their

free wireless high speed internet access, watching cable TV, and

actually under the covers because I'm cold from the air conditioning.

So we're staying here instead, and if the power in Cooperstown ever

comes back, we'll get to the Hall of Fame. If not I'll be one very

very depressed little boy.

 

Also, my cell phone gets no reception up here. I guess there are no

T-Mobile cells.

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I'm at Palm Beach Airport right now, on my way to Cooperstown, and online! God bless technology.

797716[/snapback]

dude get ready for the time of your life, i've been to cooperstown and there is nothing like it, oh and right next to the Louisville Slugger store there a little hole in the wall dinner that serves the best breakfast in town

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Cooperstown IMHO was really a letdown other than the plaques. The place is too much of a sanctuary for a HOF. I like Cooperstown but its not really the best HOF. If you've ever been to the Hockey HOF then you'll understand where I am coming from. They integrate the sanctuary with fun. Cool place the hockey HOF is.

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as much as i rip the NHL, i agree that the Hockey HOF is a lot of fun. Plus its in Toronto, one of my favorite cities :thumbup

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