THE GLOBE TROTTERS
We went to visit Taber and Jessica in a small town in New Jersey in the summer of 1997. Taber got drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals and was sent to the play with the New Jersey Cardinals, a Short Summer Season Minor League. Taber took off to Augusta, New Jersey right after Jessica's graduation. Jessica and Ted Jr. followed a few weeks later when they drove out there across the U.S. with Taber's dog, Thaily. We were so excited that one of our son is playing professional baseball. The trip out to New Jersey was a reward for Ted after all these years of support and encouragement for both of his sons. We arrived at Newark which is the big city across from New York. It only took about fifteen minutes out of Newark when we started to see lots of green trees on the hills and mountains. The lushness of the summer with occasional mist of rain. This is why the scenery is green! We finally arrived at August, New Jersey. It was a small town which spread out and all the nice motels and hotels were really far away. We got a chance to call for a hotel room in Newton after we finally arrived at the baseball players' house by the lake. It was a nice house with 5 bedrooms and three baths so there were about 9 players that stayed there. We finally got to Newton after about 45 minutes' drive. The hotel where we finally got a room for is very small. The room is a small room right on the loft. We spent the night there and moved to another hotel near Augusta and the baseball players' rental house on the lake.. We visited Fishkill, Wappingers Falls, New York, Metamophorus? while in New Jersey.
All Photos fROM Charlie's Ball Parks site: