A baseball outing at Somerset Patriots

A Sunday afternoon is a good day to spend at a baseball game; having the opportunity to attend using one of the Suites for a group, even better.  There are a couple of  leather chairs, a sofa, and a row of pub chairs w/a table facing the window with a view of the ball field. A mini kitchen area with a stainless steel fridge stocked with water bottles and coca cola products, lemonade.

Yesterday was a home game for the Patriots who were playing against the Long Island ducks team. During the 9 th inning, Patriots winning 2 to 0, but two L.I. Duck ball players were on the bases and we left early.  Well look it up on their web site.

A bonus, was to meet someone of my mother’s heritage who knew all the same Lithuanian recipes and grew up in the same town while perusing the handicapp transport system, Golf cart.

I will post some pictures.

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Perfect view of the team!

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A gorgeous day to enjoy America’s all-time great past-time, baseball.

My sweetie and I on the balcony of the suite.

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Batter up, Somerset Patriots!

Here’s a glimpse of The Patriot’s Mascot, Sparky, named for the team’s first manager, Sparky Lyle.  Sparky Lyle, the former team manager came by to visit and say hello at the suite. It happened so fast, that I didn’t have time to ask for a photo.

 

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Here’s mom with mascot “Slider” and “General Admission”! And her S.I.L.Pat.IMG_9199

Nina found a comfy spot to relax.IMG_9192

Somerset Patriot team members waiting in the dugout.

 

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Sundays and Brunch and Blueberry Pancakes

Brunch in Long Branch, New Jersey
McCloone’s

strawberries, pineapple and marshmallow

strawberries, pineapple and marshmallow

Sometimes on a Sunday, we take a drive for brunch. McCloone’s is situated right along the ocean, the boardwalk of Long Branch, N.J.
Sunday brunch at McCloon's

Sunday brunch at McCloon's


What really inspired us to make the drive here was the chocolate fondue fountain (pictured). If you love chocolate, then you are cerainly in heaven here. There was a huge selection of brunch items, both breakfast and lunch type selections,carving stations for beef and roast turkey, several salads, muffins and croissants, but all during the meal, I knew I had to reserve room for the chocolate fondue.

Salt Creek Grille

Besides the array of food, what I enjoy about this restaurant is the Sunday jazz music. It is in the lounge area where the brunch is set up. The musician is playing a piano amidst small informal seating areas with comfy chairs and low cocktail tables.
Both times that we have come, we have had a table along the window in the main dining area. The decor is contemporary. Thre is a huge, it appears floor to ceiling display of wine bottles in a wall divider. As you walk in there is a fireplace to your right. It looks like during the summer, that there is a patio to dine outdoors.

Brunch at Salt Creek Grille

Brunch at Salt Creek Grille


The chandelier

The chandelier


Raspberry cheesecake dessert

Raspberry cheesecake dessert


Today, let’s have one of my favorite flavor of pancake, Blueberry pancakes. Don’t you agree, that with each bite of pancake, you can taste, the plump juiciest of a blueberry.
There are many Sundays, that I work and therefore I do not have the luxury of going out for Sunday Brunch. Today, I will take care to enjoy every bit of my Sunday at home. blueberry pancakes, Sunday mass, cook some delicious winter soup and for the afternoon, we will go to Dorothea’s House (featured under Polenta Fest title), for an Italian movie. Italian movies are shown once a month in Princeton in Dorothea’s House, a place that was donated for the preservance of Italian culture and language by a lady named Dorothea several decades ago. ( see web site on Dorothea’s House).
Today will probably be the last Sunday that I will have off until a scheduled vacation week. I’m hoping it occurs sooner than that.
Waffles and Blueberry Syrup

Waffles and Blueberry Syrup

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