Vacation Reflection: Part One

Just recently, I (and my two brothers) took a baseball-themed vacation, the first part of which took us to Dyersville, Iowa and the Field of Dreams movie site.  Here are some more pics of the experience:

It was an amazing stop no matter how you look at it.  As a movie buff (with Field of Dreams topping my baseball movie list), rare is the movie set still intact for such a long period of time.  I mean, this was the exact same field that Kevin Costner stirred our emotions on and Ray Liotta channeled Shoeless Joe Jackson.

As a baseball lifer, the experience was exactly as James Earl Jones described it…

You pull up on a long dirt road surrounded by cornfields as far as the eye can see.  Then, out of nowhere, is this quaint little diamond with cornstalks framing the outfield.  I hit some balls, played catch in the infield, threw a few from the mound, and wandered around in the corn.  Not a bad afternoon for a baseball romanticist.  The entire time I was there, cars continued to pull in and out, with license plates from Texas, New York, and other faraway stops from the cornfields of Iowa.

As the mysterious whispering voice says…

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