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Day 2 of my trip to Cooperstown for the Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony

Samuel:

Recap time!

Originally posted on But at the end of the day...:

The problem with having a clueless millennial help you take a photo is that it’s not straight and it’s vertical. Oh well.

Sunday was the whole reason why I made this trip out to Cooperstown. It was time for the induction ceremony for four players from my generation. I was so excited to make it out there but I was also running on empty in terms of sleep. It took me an hour to get to my lodging area and because the doors to the museum opened up at 7AM for Hall of Fame members (that’s me) I woke up at 5AM to prepare my checkout and drive to the Hall. But one benefit of that was that the parking was easy to find (and free) in the area right next to the Hall.

It rained a little that morning but that wasn’t going to deter me. In fact, I…

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First day of my trip to Cooperstown for the Baseball Hall of Fame

What a tremendous day it was for me. I boarded my flight late Friday night after it was originally canceled. I had to work with Expedia to get it all fixed up. The new flight had me go to Detroit then go to Albany. I picked up my rental car and drove an hour to Cooperstown. I got to Cooperstown and since this was not my first time, I didn’t spend a lot of time marveling. I grabbed a quick BLTA for lunch and then went to the stores along Main Street.

The street is filled with baseball memorabilia shops and a lot of things that I know I might buy. One of the first places I went to was Mickey’s Place. It’s a great store of throwback caps that I buy from online. I didn’t visit it the first time I went so I had to do it this time. I didn’t buy anything but look at their selection!

HERE ARE ALL MY PICTURES FROM THE FIRST DAY ON MY FACEBOOK

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My Baseball Hall of Fame trip itinerary

You wanna know what I am doing this weekend?

Weekend itinerary:
Friday: Board plane
Saturday: Baseball Hall of Fame
Sunday: Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony
Monday: Basketball Hall of Fame
Tuesday: Boston Freedom Trail & Fenway Park
Wednesday: Return to California

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How my trip back to the Bay Area was amazing

Even though #CREAM, #Love always wins.

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As some of you know from my last post about the Bay, I really enjoyed my time there. I was working from the office, I was seeing all the cool things they had around the place. And most importantly, I was being important. And plus I took public transportation each time, which was nice.

They were asking me questions and my input. I was working and giving suggestions, throwing out solutions and all that jazz. I really feel comfortable knowing that I can spend my career doing this and knowing I am useful. I am appreciated.

Another great thing was that I got to hang out with friends. Seeing my old college buddies was great. I even got a chance to see a friend who happened to be working at Amazon nearby whom I haven’t seen in 10 years I think. It was really nice to just be back in the Bay and totally relaxed

As you can see above, that’s one of the cool things along the walls at Yahoo. And I think I will be back sooner than later.

 

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How my trip back to the Bay Area has been so far

#Yahoo knew I was coming and rolled out the purple carpet for me. #BayArea get ready, I'm back!!

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I am so happy to be back in the Bay. Sure it’s mainly the South Bay, but I spent six years of my life here. It’s something. Plus, look at the welcome they gave me.

I had to fly out of LAX at 7:40am, which meant the shuttle that picked me up came at 4:30. Ooof. And what’s worse was when the shuttle pulled up, I walked out of my house and straight to the car door. The driver didn’t open it for me. I just stood there. Apparently he was standing next to the trunk waiting to see me leave my house. I entered the car by myself.

Then the driver walked to the front door and waited and even called my phone. He didn’t know I already entered. SMH.

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Return to the Bay

I worked my way into getting a business trip to Sunnyvale extended from one day to four days. Great! I will be back on Tuesday, flying out on Friday. I won’t have a car so I will have to take light rail and/or bum off people.

Anyway, who’s free for something? I got a lot of free time in between my work hours.

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Uncertainty again!

I think one of the craziest things about my career is that it’s ever changing. Whether or not it’s my position or the assignments I do, it’s always changing. Most times these things are unpredictable but that’s what I love about my job. It’s not your M-F, 9-5 kind of deal. Every day is different. The hours are different. It’s fun.

So I sit here wondering what is my next step. I’ve gotten real far and I know I got the skills. But where do I go from here? I think that maybe I’ll figure it out soon. But until then, I know where I stand and where I’ll go.

To be continued and onward and upward. Life’s good because God is good.

BTW, I can’t wait to head back to the Bay this weekend. Oh yeah!!!

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