Travel Theme: Summer

Where’s my Backpack has offered an alternative photo challenge again this week.  She has asked what does summer mean to me.  I am a sports nut so each summer I look forward to catching some games.

For six years I lived in Boston and each summer we would do our best to make it out to Fenway Park to watch the Red Sox.

Also we love to head to New York City to watch some of the US Open Tennis matches.

Since the New York Mets play right next to the US Open we like to pop on over to watch a game if they are in town.

What does summer mean to you?  For other entries of summer please check out this page.

About TBM

TB Markinson is an American who's recently returned to the US after a seven-year stint in the UK and Ireland. When she isn't writing, she's traveling the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs in New England, or reading. Not necessarily in that order. Her novels have hit Amazon bestseller lists for lesbian fiction and lesbian romance. She cohosts the Lesbians Who Write Podcast ( with Clare Lydon. TB also runs I Heart Lesfic (, a place for authors and fans of lesfic to come together to celebrate lesbian fiction.
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35 Responses to Travel Theme: Summer

  1. The Red Sox do their Spring training in Ft. Myers, Florida where my mom lives. They just finished their first season in the new stadium that’s an exact replica of Fenway Park in Boston. It’s pretty cool.

  2. Nice! PLAY BALL! 🙂

  3. Jude says:

    Great sporting pics and so much part of summer! I especially love watching the tennis.

  4. ailsapm says:

    Ah yes, for me, summer sports can only mean one thing – Wimbledon. I haven’t watched a Wimbledon tennis final in ages, your summer sports post just reminded me how much I enjoyed it. Love the tennis player on stilts. Thanks for joining in the challenge! xoxo Ailsa

    • TBM says:

      I tried to get tickets for Wimbledon but no such luck. It is one of my favorite tournaments to watch. Maybe next year.

  5. scrapydo says:

    This looks so good, think you enjoyed each minute

  6. Novroz says:

    ah!! fellow sport freak 😉 I bet you feel excited about the olympic! I am still crossing my fingers hoping for a local tvstation to show the game.

    I don’t often watch sport Live because what I like is too far to reach

    • TBM says:

      So far I haven’t been lucky with the Olympics. There is a lot of anger over the tickets and how no one can really get tickets. A lot of people in London are disappointed since they will have to put up with all of the traffic and such but can’t go.

      Hopefully a miracle will happen and everyone will be happy 🙂

  7. Roly says:

    nothing beats the vibe of being at a big sports game 🙂

  8. I’ve been to the US Open several times. It’s always so much fun. Sometimes the matches on the outer courts are just as thrilling as the ones in the Ashe arena.
    Do you think you’ll go to Wimbledon this year? I got to go a few years ago. Everything was very well organized.

    • TBM says:

      I would love to go to Wimbledon but we are struggling to get tickets. I’m hoping for next year. We are heading to NY again for tennis this August. We’ve seen some good matches on the outer courts.

  9. What a great collection. Some picture I have seen bafore at movie (the globe “maxiature”). Wow… Great interpretation of summer.

  10. My son played baseball right through early college years. It’s where we spent our warm summer evenings and hot afternoons. Thanks for the memories.

  11. Great Summer shots – I still remember the 1964-65 World’s Fair that the “Unisphere” was built for – when the old Shea stadium was new!!

  12. Madhu says:

    Lovely set of images TBM!

  13. Jo Bryant says:

    these are great images…i know little about baseball except for two movies. Bull Durham and For The Love Of The Game…yes both Costner films…but both great

  14. Myra GB says:

    Very nice! I considered joining the challenge but didn’t have the time to post. I’m glad to see yours. Love the photos. 🙂

  15. The Guat says:

    Awesome idea of summer. I love how you think. I’m a huge sports fan myself so totally dig all your photos. Budweiser sign over Fenway Park is the best. Beer and baseball, nothing beats that … well other than tailgating and football. Good post!

    • TBM says:

      I will miss the tailgating and college football this fall. Since moving to London I’ve been into soccer and tennis, but those were always my two favorite sports. But baseball and summer just go together.

  16. ailsapm says:

    Just set a new travel theme challenge I’d love you to join in, if you have the time! Pass it on, everyone’s welcome 🙂 xxx Ailsa

  17. Fergiemoto says:

    Great way to spend summers if you are a sports fan! Great photos!

    • TBM says:

      Thanks! I do love sports. I’m excited for the Olympics, I just wish I could find some tickets. Some of the events are free so maybe I will be able to get close enough to say I attended an Olympic event.

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