Saturday, August 4, 2012

Saturday Snapshot - August 4, 2012


Saturday Snapshot
 is hosted by Alyce of At Home With Books.

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My husband is a big-time sports nut - football, basketball, baseball, hockey, boxing etc. He's been to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York and the Football Hall of Fame,  in Canton, Ohio -- without me (my choice), but he bugged me until I finally caved and recently accompanied him (with others) to the Basketball Hall of Fame, in Springfield, MA.

The men had a better time than the women, but believe it or not I got more baskets than anyone else during our free-throws -- impressive, I know:)  It was actually more fun than I anticipated. Here are photos of my favorite captures there:

How do you like these hand dryers in the rest room?


Street Art (different variations of sneakers) all over
 the city around the Basketball Hall of Fame. 
This one was outside of the Hilton Hotel there.

Pretty realistic cardboard cutout of Larry Bird.

30 comments:

  1. Great photos! A few years ago we visited The Mount (Edith Wharton's home) then continued on to the Basketball Hall of Fame - something for everyone that day, lol!

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  2. I'm not a big sports fan but hubby is and on a trip up to Vermont some time back, we stopped off at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. I was surprised how much I enjoyed it. I just showed him your post and he said he would like to go to this one, and for good measure rattled off a few statistics. Great photos!

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  3. I love sports, but I don't think I'd enjoy the halls of fame. Maybe I'm wrong since you liked it. Congrats on the free throw winning. Here's Mine

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  4. Looks like you had a great time!

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  5. Looks like a place my family would have fun at! Nice pics, Diane.

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  6. That is one big shoe and WOW, a Flat Bird!

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  7. Want a hand dryer like that here! What fun!!


    Here is my Saturday Snapshot post!

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  8. Great looking hand dryer, very cool.

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  9. Ha! We've driven by that museum at least a dozen times on our way down to NYC ... cool to get a closer look! It was divine justice that you should capture the free throw title ... a sweet little payback for stepping up and indulging your husband's sports museum urge. Glad you had some fun!

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  10. My second son is such a fan of anything basketball...he would love this trip.

    He is, in fact, on a sports-related trip with his kids, featured today in MY SATURDAY SNAPSHOT POST

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  11. At least you got some great photos so the trip wasn't totally a loss. Kudos to you for beating your husband!

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  12. So jealous of any trip whatsover. We are workaholics and we never ever go anywhere. Come see my snapshot for today.

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  13. Love the shoe street art! I could have stayed interested for an hour or so. :)

    Sometimes trips turn out more fun than you expect. My husband wanted to go to the Harley Davidson museum in Milwaukee. I figured it would be just a bunch of old motorcycles. But no, it was way more than that with lots of interesting history.

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  14. I wouldn't be into the sports places either, but I could see how it would be fun regardless.

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  15. lol, good old Larry Bird... I actually think that would be a fun excursion, random for me, but still fun. Way to go on the free-throws, I am not talented at any sport involving the word "ball", so kudos! Thanks for sharing your photos-- Book Savvy Babe

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  16. Love the big sneaker. Seems that the "thing" in communities lately. We had decorated horses and ponies a few years ago and some still "live" here. A nearby community has decorated buffaloes ( American Bison). They are really cool too.

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  17. Gosh, there's obviously a whole culture surrounding basketball.

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  18. Cool photos! Thanks for sharing!
    Rebecca @ The Key to the Gate

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  19. Those art shoes are great. Not a b-ball fan but it looks like a fun outing anyway.

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  20. congrats on scoring the most free throws! glad you had more fun there than expected.

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  21. The big shoes are a great way to advertise that your town is home to the Basketball Hall of Fame! I love football and baseball and have been to the Football Hall of Fame in Canton but have yet to make it to Cooperstown. It's always terrific when you have a great time doing something you didn't think you would like. Life's little surprises!
    Robin

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  22. Glad you had fun! Great pictures!

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  23. Congratulations on winning the free throws. Very nice pothos.

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  24. Great photos! Thanks for sharing.

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  25. You must have been a great player some time ago... ;) Way to go, Diane. These are most interesting shots. Thanks for sharing.

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  26. I'd take a picture of that hand dryer too! Not that I'm likely to wander in to the basketball hall of fame....

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  27. The hand dryer is so very cool!! I love that sneaker....

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  28. I am very very impressed that you got more baskets than anyone else!

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