US Open!

New York City 9.11.10 - 9.13.10
Nights 70 & 71

The US Open Men's Finals weather gods and I have a little tradition that goes something like this:

1. On Saturday morning I take the train to New york City to catch the match on Sunday.
 2. It is absolutely beautiful all day Saturday, and I have a great time exploring the city as usual.
3. I wake up excited as can be on Sunday morning and head to the stadium around 2:00 pm.
 4. It starts pouring.

I am not kidding. I have attended the US Open Men's Finals for the past 3 years, and 
all three years 
it has been postponed to Monday due to rain.
Do you want to know when the last time was that this happened BEFORE three years ago?
I was three.

I would laugh if it just wasn't so ridiculous.  
And don't worry- I know what you're thinking: 
Stop attending the US Open.
Not happening.
And in my defense, I specifically got us tickets this year thinking, 'there is NO WAY in a million years that it will get rained out again'.

The kicker this year was that after waiting in the rain for 5 1/2 hours for the match to start on Sunday, (just to be told we'd have to come back on Monday),
 it started raining during the rescheduled match on Monday as well.
I mean really.

Anyway, the match was so, so worth the wait, and the entire weekend was an absolute blast. Here are just a few of the pictures that I took while I was there :).

This week the Simplicity Photo Challenge is MOOD, SO I linked up the picture of us waiting for the US Open to resume. We waited in anticipation for the match to continue :)



patty said...

so sorry about your {rotten} luck- but you captured some AMAZING shots... love them all, the colors rich and crisp {my favorite when looking at photos}... great job!

Anonymous said...

These are awesome shots. Love the last one. Beautiful!

Unknown said...

Great shots! Love the last two. Especially the one where it's raining.

Anonymous said...

Wow, what amazing shots! Love the last one especially! Never been to New York yet--a shocker and a shame :-( Maybe one day!

MarshaMarshaMarsha said...

I am loving the rainy pic!

Christine said...

HELLO!! Thanks so much for stopping by my new photo blog. I am so happy to have found you. I too am a new follower. Your photos are absolutely spectacular. Looking forward to reading more.

Jessica said...

Wow! gorgeous photos! I love the last but the action shots are amazing! I am a follower!

EEEEMommy said...

WOW!!! One of my dreams is going to the U.S.Open!! I grew up in Indianapolis and was a ball kid during the GTE (later RCA) Tennis Tournament. I got to serve some of the biggest names of the day (Becker, Agassi, Sampras, Wheaton, Jimmy Connors...) and I absolutely LOVED every minute!! Thanks for sharing your pictures. That sunset is marvelous!!

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