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Sunday, October 5, 2014

Hockey and Early Thanksgiving.

Our Location today is Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada.

I could tell we had the windows all closed last night because of the cold night time temperatures. It is way too early to be turning on the heat so we simply suffered with the stale air inside the apartment for the night. I managed to get a few hours at each end of the night but amazingly was up before 8:00 this morning. The weather for the next two weeks is slowly sliding where we don’t want it to be but at least we’re not getting what the northern part of the province is getting. 

While doing our morning reading on the computers I received a call from our daughter Karen. Tyler was working on a school project and needed a few photos reworked so she asked if I could do them this morning. I have no problem helping with that kind of thing as I’ve photo-shopped many pictures over the years. She E-mailed them to me so I could start working on them before they arrived. Tyler came up first and by the time Karen arrived she was in shock to see him eating an Ice Cream Cone that Kathy had made him. Hey he’s a growing boy!
Clearing the puck from behind their net.
Shortly after they left we had Ham and Cheese wraps for lunch. That gave us very little time before we had to load things that we were bringing for supper into the truck. Our next stop was at McDonald’s for a couple of coffees to help warm us up since the outside temperature was 50 F (10 C) at the time with Wind Chills that were much lower. Once we had our coffees we were on our way to the New Belle River Arena to watch our grandson Tyler play hockey. 

Today they were playing against the Tecumseh Travel team. Tyler left Tecumseh this season because they didn’t have any house leagues in his division. When today’s game started the two teams were evenly matched then the travel team scored twice in very short order. Going into the third period two points down after a quick pep talk from the coach Tyler’s team came alive and soon had the game tied. But the game wasn’t over and after a couple of penalties were issued to both teams Tyler’s team scored the winning goal with only 12 seconds remaining in the game. 
Tyler (#3) Making a shot on net.
After the game we left Karen and Greg to get Tyler while Kathy and I headed cross country from Belle River all the way to our son Kevin’s home in Amherstburg doing the trip in less than fifty minutes. We arrived in time to help Melissa put the finishing touches on her part of our family Thanksgiving Dinner. Yes we know that the Canadian Thanksgiving is not until next Monday the 13th but not everyone is available on that day so we just moved it up a week. 

By the time Karen, Greg and Tyler arrived with their meal contributions it was time to start mashing the potatoes. Since I’ve had a lot of practice with that I volunteered. By the time Kylla and Noah arrived with a few bottles of wine dinner was ready to be served. It was a feast that said if you went away hungry it was your own fault. The food was served in the kitchen and then brought out to the garage where everybody had room to sit and enjoy their meals 

Everyone was having fun talking about the past and astonishing the grandkids as they listened to the things their parents used to do when they were younger. After everyone had their fill there was still a full table of desserts for everyone to snack on. Poor Noah had never experienced that type of hospitality but he loved it and fit right in. 
Cameron listening to his uncle Ken.
When it was time to clean up I became the dishwasher while Karen dried. Heather was busy packing the leftovers away for everyone to take home and share. Melissa was filling the fridge and putting the dishes away since she was the only one who knew where they went. Before long everyone was saying there good byes with plans of meeting again at Christmas in 81 days
Even Boots enjoyed everyone visiting.
With tomorrow being another day closer to our departure we have to start getting things accomplished. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

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1 comment:

  1. Oh yummy! We love Thanksgiving. Glad y'all were able to find a day that you could get together to celebrate.

    Congratulations to Tyler's team. Great come back.