Travel Photo of the Day (February 8)

I’m pretty excited. We booked our hotel for our upcoming trip to New York City today. Every year we head to Flushing Meadows to watch tennis. I know our trip isn’t for many months but I can’t wait! This is an up and coming tennis player from Canada (born in Montenegro but he moved to Canada when he was a kid) that I’ve been keeping an eye on. His name is Milos Raonic. We saw him on one of the outer courts and it was great fun.

Do you think he ever bites his tongue?

Do you think he ever bites his tongue?

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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24 Responses to Travel Photo of the Day (February 8)

  1. lynnsbooks says:

    How exciting for you! I love having something to look forward to like this. Can’t wait for all your stories and pictures.
    Yes, he bites his tongue and he really should be more careful! There’s an accident waiting to happen right there – and there’s no point running to me afterwards!!!
    Lynn šŸ˜€

    • TBM says:

      I didn’t notice it until I saw the picture. It does seem risky to stick his tongue out when hitting the ball–do they have band-aides for that?

  2. Milos is the pride of tennis fans in Canada, for sure! What fun to see his photo here!

  3. pattisj says:

    Wow! We’ll be on the same continent! How exciting to get to see a young player whose progress you’ve been following.

  4. mairedubhtx says:

    You’ll have great fun in NYC at the tennis match. It’s always fun. And NYC is the city that never sleeps. It’s true. Have fun planning out your trip.

  5. Hooray for you! I usually get to the US Open at least once during the run. Last year I was lucky enough to go twice – to the qualifying and to the early rounds. Did you know that the qualifying rounds are free admission?
    Also there is a new beer garden overlooking court 17 – I think. Wish I had gotten there early enough to get a seat. šŸ™‚

    • TBM says:

      I’m trying to think where court 17 is. Are you talking about the beer garden that used to be the Red Star cafe?

      • Yes, I think that’s right. They were constructing it last year. It’s elevated about 2 stories high. I didn’t think they were ever going to finish in time, but they did. It’s air conditioned and has screens to watch the other matches. Kind of fun.

      • TBM says:

        I was there and appreciated it on the hot days. We were wondering if there would be more changes this year. Are they knocking down Armstrong?

      • Yes, I think they’re still planning to knock down Armstrong and rebuild it in the next decade or so. They are also going to build a covered grandstand at the practice courts which will be fun. I hope Nadal makes it to the Open this year.

      • TBM says:

        I hope he’s there as well so I can wear my go RAFA shirt! I never used to be a fan of his until I saw him play live. It’ll be sad to see Armstrong go, but I can’t wait to see the final product.

  6. Geoff W says:

    Oh that’ll be fun!

  7. Novroz says:

    Nice shot!
    Hope you’ll enjoy the matches šŸ™‚

  8. Oh, you’ll have a great time!

  9. petit4chocolatier says:

    Great photo! You will have a lot of fun šŸ™‚

  10. The Hook says:

    Wouldn’t it be funny if he was actually chasing a bee?
    Or a ref?

  11. enjoy. my daughter was able to go to the men’s finals of the Australian Open. Her guy lost but she enjoyed it. New York is a grand city too.

  12. Fergiemoto says:

    How very exciting! That sounds like a fantastic trip for you!

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