Hope everyone had a nice Valentine's Day. We had quite the day, traveling through perilous conditions and playing plenty of hockey. The State Tournament has started and we had the unfortunate draw of not only playing down in Manchester, but being the only team to play 4 games. All the other teams play 3, so that means we get to go down there for a third day. In all fairness, if there is such a thing, we are closer to Manchester than the other teams, some of whom have to travel from as far as Highgate, which is about 10 miles from the Canadian border.
Since the times of the games weren't too bad, we decided to forgo a hotel and commute. The drive takes about 1.5 hours in good conditions, but we didn't have good conditions, and we had places to be. In the beginning of the season R mentioned that she would like for us to skip one game on this day since it's Valentine's Day and also our anniversary. I was all for it, but the regular season ended last week, and now the State Tourney begins, so it the circumstances aren't so simple. It's playoff time, and the stakes are bigger.
R understood, so the plan was as follows: drive to Manchester, play two games, then drive back to Hanover to meet A&R to see the movie that we wanted to see, the Oscar nominated animated shorts. Then go home to sleep and make the drive all over again. Talk about a crazy day. We did, however, pull it off, though it was a little crazy. Not the best way to celebrate this special day, but sometimes you have to roll with it. I'll be glad when we get can get a break from this madness known as hockey.
Until then, thanks for reading, and thanks to KristinaVF for the pic.