In just over two weeks from now, I am off work for 24 days. I don’t think I’ve ever taken three weeks in a row off before, not that I can remember anyway.
The first week of my vacation, I will be umpiring in a Babe Ruth Regional Tournament that Babe Ruth Calgary is hosting. There are 4 games per day, I will have to umpire 1 or 2 of those games per day, so it will likely work out to 8 games or so over the course of the tournament. We are working the 3-man system for umpiring and in the play-off round, we go to the 4-man system which will be good practice as I normally work the 2-man system.
I have a few days off before heading to Missouri for the Cal Ripken 70/Major (12u) World Series in Branson. The flight leaves @ 6am so that means a very early start to the day. I guess I will get up around 3am to head to the airport for 4am. This likely means I won’t sleep much, if any that night but that’s ok. I have a proven record of not sleeping on planes so it will be a long day. Not quite travelling to Mauritius though.
I will be in Missouri until August 12. It will be hot and humid, I am sure, and there will be some good baseball as well. I don’t have a schedule as yet, but I can’t imagine that we’d have to do any more than 2 games a day. I am looking forward to the experience.
A friend of mine is looking after the dogs while I am gone. They will be much more comfortable at home and it will save me some money as well.
Between now and the start of my vacation, Stampede comes to town. I doubt I will visit this year. It seems to be more of a 14-late twenties thing, unless you have people coming in from out of town. That’s OK though, it’s pricy, you can’t get away without spending at least a hundred bucks, I am sure.
OK, so the countdown is on – 2 weeks to go. 🙂