With no show last Friday due to the Cubs versus White Sox game, I took the day off to enjoy a nice three-day weekend filled with a trip to the movies with the family, and a youth baseball tournament in lovely Leopold, Indiana. Here's a few photos from my travels.

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Found this guy hitching a ride on a truck parked at the Perry Central ball park where my son's youth league all-star team were participating in a weekend tourney. After losing both pool play games on Saturday and entering tourney play as the fourth out of five seeds, we found ourselves up bright and early Sunday for a game against the fifth seed which they won 12-11, setting up a game that afternoon against the number one seed Tell City All-Stars. Unfortunately our luck ran out during that game and we found ourselves heading home early.

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Sunday was my wife's birthday, so on our way back from Leopold, she wanted to take a detour into Lynnville for a quick stop at Mystique Winery to grab one of their wine slushes. Meanwhile, I enjoyed a glass of Witchdoctor, a sweet blueberry wine. I'm not much of a wine drinker, but this was pretty good. I'd definitely get it again.

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If you have kids, you know their bladders don't hold a ton of liquid, so before hitting the interstate for the final stretch of the trip home, we hit a gas station in Lynnville so everyone could get one last bathroom break in. While waiting for my kids to finish up, I found this. Clearly this freezer has had one too many and needs to find its way home.

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Since Sunday was my wife's birthday, and we had spent the better part of two days sitting out in the sun at our son's baseball tourney, I figured the least I could do was tell my wife to relax and let me handle dinner. I whipped up this delicious bacon-wrapped pork tenderloin with a Cuban Chimichurri Sauce and Black Bean and Corn Salad with homemade Chipotle-Honey Dressing. Boo-Freaking-Yah.

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Even with the application of sunscreen over the weekend, my time out in the sun at my son's baseball tournament left me with a pretty rockin' farmers tan that I'll wear like a badge of honor.