As you all know, we recently went back to the States. I say States because Jason was in Pennsylvania for most of the time and I was in NC. But he was able to fly down to Raleigh for the weekend, just in time for hockey tailgating. The season opener, no less.
I know these pics make it look like we were some of the first people there. Far from it, actually. The lots were nearly full up by the front entrances. (We just choose to park on the back row because we like the extra space.) By the time we got there at about 4:30, some of the people in our general vicinity were already cleaning up from their cook outs.
By the time 7:00 rolled around we were PUMPED. And a little DRUNK. (Kidding.) It was very exciting when they announced the new roster one by one. Mostly familiar names and numbers but some excellent new additions were picked up in the off-season.
Unfortunately, the Flyers got the best of us in the end. But a very good time, as always, nonetheless.
Tuesday night was our next home game and since Jason was in Philly, his sister Erica made use of his season ticket. Girls night out at the arena! Slap shots, sick saves, fights, beers and BBQ sammiches. What more could two girls ask for?
However, I must say that I have no idea what is going on with the 'Canes so far this season. Apart from a 7-2 blowout against Florida (and Florida = whoop-dee-f**king-do), we have no offensive game at all. Thank the hockey gods for Cam Ward. Who knows where we would be were it not for him and his golden glove. Something had better happen. And fast.
Add in a U2 concert (and pre-concert tailgate, of course), several trips to various government offices in downtown Raleigh for various and sundry Belgian-visa-related documents, mountains of Bojangles, Chick-Fil-A and mexican food, gallons of sweet iced tea, many hours spent rooting around our storage unit and many more hours spent shopping and that's my trip home. In a nutshell.