Hi everyone. Hope everyone had a great weekend. I'm home from my Saturday into Sunday journey into the northern woods of Maine.
We were going up to my and the hubby's college Alma mater for a hockey game against our "arch" rival team, which happens to be the Alma mater of my daughter and her boyfriend.
The University of Maine verses the University of New Hampshire.
Here's a snapshot, mostly of the University of Maine team warming up before the game.
Its always a heated game because of the "border war", as its called. Back in 1999 these 2 teams ended up in the National Championship Game playing each other for the highest collegiate hockey trophy (at least here in the US). The game was a tie at the end, and it went into overtime. In overtime Maine scored and won, and New Hampshire has always had a little bit of a sore spot because of that. And because the 2 states border each other, its called the Border War.
Its always a wild game when we play, and even though New Hampshire won last night's game by a couple of points, it was an intense and fun game to watch. I actually felt bad for the Maine players because they really did outplay the other team, but just don't have any really good scorers .
And how about this nice looking group of rival fans? It was lots of fun traveling with my daughter Katie and her friend Zach. Plus for the hubby and myself there was the extra bonus of visiting where we both went for our undergraduate degrees. Unfortunately with the hubby still recouping from his heart surgery, we didn't do tons of walking around on campus, but it was still nice to drive around and see what had changed in the last couple of years since we'd visited. And as I was the driver, I didn't get to take very many photos to show you either.
Even the pups came for a weekend get away, although they sat in the car during the game. We always stay at this dog friendly hotel, and these 2 were really good.
The drive takes 3 1/2- 4 hours, so we left early so the hubby could take a little nap before the game. While he was relaxing, I did a bit of doodling in my journal, since I brought it and some Pitt markers along with some pens along with me.
It may not be the most exciting art, nor is it finished, but it was fun for me to get a little color play in.
On our drive home today we stopped at LL Bean ( a big outdoor clothing and outdoor outfitter here in the US) and battled the holiday shopping crowds. When we got home in the late afternoon I took a long nap, and now its Sunday evening about we're just about back into another work week.
And for Monday they are saying snow!
Oh my. A least it didn't come while we were in weekend transit. That might have put a big damper on our fun!
Happy new week everyone.