Hockey is a load of fun, but it sure can be an endurance test for the parents, namely me. I do most of the driving for the kids' games, and this weekend was a monster of a time for driving. A had a doubleheader up north, and we spent the entire day up there. Her first game was in Waterbury, which is about 1.5 hours up, and after that, they played in St. Albans, which is about an hour farther north. I think we were about a 45 minutes from the Canadian border, which is fine if you're going on vacation, but we still had to get home.
N's game was cancelled so he got to chill at home, but A and I hit the road and never looked back. We gave a lift to her team buddy, MS, which always makes it more fun, and as long as the kids are enjoying it, I'm fine. Interestingly enough, having the game beforehand made it easier because it broke the trip up. We made the long trek to her first game, and the second game was only about an hour away, so it was like making two shorter trips instead of one long one. The ride home was a bear, but again, as long as you're with good company, things go much more smoothly. Since we packed food and were well stocked with snacks, we didn't have to stop and have a big meal, expending time and the big bucks. I love when that happens.
Until the next time, thanks for reading, and thanks to Concorps for the pic.