Out of Town

We moved 1000 miles away from our friends and family and just had a new baby....

Monday, April 17, 2006


Yesterday, we went to our first baseball game of the season. We got pretty good seats, but then we found a friend who gave us even better seats, right behind home plate on the first level. Aryeh loves baseball and was so excited to be at a game. We went early and got an autograph from a player and even the mascot signed Aryeh's glove. This is one of the best things about living out of town. In big cities, going to a baseball game is super expensive. Between tickets and parking, you are looking at spending at least $50 for a family like ours to go to a game, and to get bad seats. Here, parking was free and we were able to walk to the stadium and tickets were $6 each. Really, it was amazing.

Although we moved here for financial reasons, we have found that living in a smaller city really makes a big difference in quality of life apart from being able to own a house. Going to any public places is way more fun. The zoo, the museums around town, baseball games, parks: all of these places are more convenient to get to and less expensive and less crowded than in big cities. Even on a Sunday, the zoo is generally easy to get around.

For anyone with small children I say: Get out of New York and L.A. True, you give up some conveniences when you leave a big city (kosher dining is not amazing here), but you really gain so much more.

Here is a picture of Aryeh in the new shirt his uncle gave him. It is supposed to be 80 degrees today, so it is the first time this year Aryeh has been able to wear shorts. Yipee....summer is almost here.


Blogger SephardiLady said...

Hello. Found your blog. I believe I used to say, get out of town! Now that we have all got out of town, the dividends are paying off.

BTW-the kids are adorable.

April 27, 2006 7:56 AM  

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