Monday, April 1, 2013

As American As Apple Pie

My husband and kids, standing by the
world's largest baseball bat.
Last week was Spring Break for our kids. We tried to squeeze a little bit of fun into each day, which snowballed into being away from home the entire week. We had a great time being together as a family, but I have to admit, we're thoroughly exhausted.

One of our day trips was to Kentucky to the Louisville Slugger factory and museum. With Little League season gearing up, this was the perfect trip to get them motivated. We toured the factory, learning how Louisville Slugger baseball bats are made from start--trees in the Pennsylvania forest-- to finish--delivered to the players. The tour guide taught what each symbol on the bat represents and told interesting stories of the company's relationship to individual major/minor league players. We got to experience, up close and personal, a ball pitched at 90 mph. Life size replicas of famous baseball players adorned sections of the museum, along with historical baseball memorabilia. The best part was seeing Louisville Sluggers from the past, used by legends such as Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio, Lou Gehrig, and Jackie Robinson. I really enjoyed the interview they played of Hank Aaron in 1974, after hitting his 715th home run, where he said he went home humbled, praising God  for his faith and the talent bestowed upon him.

After a week away from the computer, Hank's interview motivated me to get back to writing again. To keep on swinging until I hit my home run.

What does your family enjoy doing together on Spring Break? Have you ever come across anything inspiring along the way?


  1. I'm glad you and your family had a nice spring break, too.

    1. Thanks, Dicky! We really enjoyed ourselves.

  2. Sounds like a lot of fun for the family. :)