Happy New Year!
As (what seems like) the longest year in history has come to an end, I am reflecting on the year and looking forward to the future. Typically, this is the time of year when I take a trip down memory lane, while also dreaming about the year ahead. Well this year, the trip down memory lane is more of a short stroll.
- International Tennis Hall of Fame- Newport, RI
- Spring Training- Arizona
- Dining on the Diamond- Pawtucket, RI
That’s it. That’s all the traveling that was done. In February, I visited the International Tennis Hall of Fame and attended a few Celtics and Bruins games. After that, I headed out for a week of spring training. I returned home from Arizona on March 8, and the sports world stopped on March 12.
When the Red Sox finally had their opening day at the end of July, I was at a ballpark. However, I was watching the game on a jumbotron, while also having a socially distanced dinner. (This one was a pleasant surprise.)
So, since I wasn’t able to cross off ANY of my 2020 bucket list plans, I’m going to try this again. I am optimistic that 2021 is going to be a great year, which full of fan-filled stands!
2021 (Sports) Travel Bucket List
- The Field of Dreams game in Dyersville, Iowa.
- Escape to the Cape League.
- See the Seattle Kraken in their first season.
- Go to a Connecticut Suns game (vs. Seattle Storm preferably.)
- Welcome the Worcester Woosox to Massachusetts.
- Say hello to Slam Diego and the Padres.
- Watch the Red Sox/Yankees rivalry in New York.
- Finally visit Wrigley.
- Do a DC/ Baltimore combo trip.
- Feel the brotherly love in Philadelphia.
- Hit the jackpot in Vegas and watch Eastern Washington University play at Allegiant Stadium.
- Head south to the Grapefruit League (and Disney!)
- Retrace my steps at the Tri-City Dust Devils (where it all began for me.)
- Watch “my team” in a new stadium; Red Sox, Mariners, Celtics, Bruins, or Seahawks.
- Visit three new MiLB stadiums.
Since 2020 showed us how unpredictable life can be, I realize that this sport-centric list may be nothing more than wishful thinking. So, I’ve added a few to the list that are more attainable in a socially distant world.
2021 Travel Bucket List contd.
- Hike Mt. Rainier.
- Explore more national parks (Joshua Tree and Grand Canyon are at the top!)
- Play Torrey Pines golf course.
- Play Chambers Bay golf course.
- Go to Hawaii. (More on this later!)
- Be spontaneous and go somewhere random.
What’s at the top of your list?