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A Catalina Recap and the Chicago Cubs old Spring Training grounds
It's not that I hate sleep, it's just that once I'm awake I like doing things. I seem to enjoy doing "things" more than the average person and I also tend to have more energy than the average person. Or perhaps its not energy, and its ambition?!
Whatever it is - I've got it!
Now let me tell you all about our day-trip to Catalina Island...
And what a fantastic day we had!
We left from the Newport Harbor and headed out to Avalon.
Now you might wonder - what's the relation?
Read this excerpt from "A Step Back in Time - Chicago Cubs on Catalina Island"
In 1916, William Wrigley bought a share of Chicago's National League, and over the next five years steadily increased his stake. In 1921, as the team set up the field and clubhouse in Avalon Canyon, although never officially named, Avalon townspeople began calling the field Wrigley Field. During this time, the Cubs home field, back in Chicago, was known as Weeghman Park. The Cubs trained in Avalon from 1921 to 1951, with the exception of the war years of 1942-1945. Relocating the Cubs spring training to Catalina Island brought national attention to Catalina Island, which Wrigley purchased in 1919. Weeghman Park in Chicago was re-named “Cubs Park,” and eventually, in 1926, the Chicago ballpark become known as Wrigley Field. This makes Avalon the first site of a Wrigley Field.
How freakin exciting...RIGHT?! Well we were excited! And each found a lovely souvenir. The kids choosing baseball caps that they proudly wore throughout the rest of the day.
Then continuing our stroll through Avalon along the waters edge, around to the Casino and back.
Cosette had been begging for us to rent a Golf Cart and it was at this point that we did..
According to the Catalina Chamber of Commerce:
Avalon, Catalina Island’s main town, is only one square mile in size and everything is within easy walking distance. In fact walking is the preferred mode of transportation.
Avalon is the only city in California authorized by the state legislature to regulate the number and size of vehicles allowed to drive on city streets.
Currently, there is a 14 year waiting list to own a car on the island.
To enjoy the hills above the town, do what the locals do and drive a golf cart.
And so off we went!
However I was most excited about what came next...seeing the Chicago Cubs Clubhouse!!!
The movie of the night was Dr. Strange. We all enjoyed it and I thought it was GREAT!
Today I've got load of stuff to do, we got choir rehearsal and a board meeting later tonight and I need to finish getting ready for the trip - which by the way has been changed up a bit...
Dominic has informed us yesterday that he decided not to come! He feels that he needs a break and so it is going to be a Mother and Daughter trip to the Southwest!
I've opted to adjust the schedule slightly and luckily got credit for the Dominic's Jeep Tour.
Stay tuned for more and as the week develops.
And by the way, as I'm sure you have noticed that Elisa is not going to be joining us today, it appears that my poor little cousins are out sick. Get well soon girlies!
See ya'll tomorrow,