I have had a crazy week!! I am going to do numerous blogs to catch up on everything!! This was a great visit. I had 2 reasons to go out to Albany. 1) My alma mater was playing some NCAA championship hockey there, GO St. Cloud State University!! 2) Our favorite Aunt Kathy lives there!!! So I flew out to Albany that morning from Detroit, which had gotten (hopefully it's last) a snowstorm the night before. I was almost an hour delayed out of Detroit due to deice and the line for deice. Due to the that, I missed the first flight to Albany by about 5 minutes! Oh shoot! I called Aunt Kathy and let her know the plan. Oh, the joys of flying Standby! I got on the flight to Albany about 2 hours later and arrived, safe and sound in Albany. I called Kathy to let her know I was there and she was on her way.
A few minutes later, I saw them drive by and waved them down. I met Kathy, her son and the infamous, ADAM!!! How smart and cute is he! We went to her house and hung out for awhile. Her husband works at the arena where I was going to watch the game, so I just rode with him to the arena. I feel like Cass would be proud me!! I stopped and bought 6 mini's or my favorite alcoholic drink to sneak into the game. Since it is a NCAA sanctioned event, alcohol can not be sold. Boo hiss to them. I bought myself a large diet Pepsi, mixed in the first 3 and enjoyed the first game.
Here is the national anthem... the whole crew ready to go.
Here they are on a TV time out... playing their hearts out...Here is our intermission entertainment... 2 people sumo wrestling on ice... Doesn't get much better then that!!
And here is the conclusion:
Yea, we lost... we have a horrible record in the national tourny... but here's to next year and getting the monkey off our back!!
Then I bought another Diet Pepsi and put in my other 3 treats... yea, I was feeling good. But I had a DD to take me back to Kathy's and it was really fun!! I think Cass would be proud of my sneaky ways of being able to get booze into a hockey game. Oh yea!!
Adam woke me up at the crack of dawn with a crowing rooster book... yea, wasn't ready for that!! Kathy and family were nice enough to let me stay with them... YEA for them!!!
On Saturday, Kathy, Adam, Kathy's sister(D), and D's daughter and I all went out! We went to AC Moore(shocking!) and then out to lunch. After that we went to D's house for a bit and played with those little beads that you make shapes with and then iron together... there was a small catastophe... see A. Kathy's blog. (Towards the end) I have mine around here.. I made a turtle... I just didn't take a picture of it! Thanks, H, for letting me play beads with you!! Then they took me to the airport and I made my way to MN to see family...