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Sunday, September 13, 2015

Hockey Grandparents and Loud Partiers.

Our Location today is Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada.

With the 48 F (9 C) temperature we had last night it was no problem having a restful night. This morning we actually had a chance to sleep in a little later than normal but yet we felt groggy when we got up. Probably overdosed on too much oxygen! 
Hard to tell all these players are stick handling a puck
while skating backwards in a circular motion.
After eating breakfast we had a short time we were able to spend doing our morning reading before we once again went to pick up our grandson Tyler. Since his parents are out of town and we were asked to look out for him we were going to bring him to his second preseason hockey practice today. He was waiting for us when we pulled up and it didn’t take long for him to load up his equipment. 

Fifteen minutes later we were at the New Belle River Arena where most of his games are played. With nearly a half hour before his practice time he had plenty of time to get changed and ready for his practice. Kathy and I tried to get comfortable in the most uncomfortable comfortable chairs in the house. Kathy took up a conversation with another hockey mom and dad whose son was also there for practice. When she informed them that we normally go south for the winter they couldn’t believe how someone as young as her could do that. They also thought that she was only a few years older than them. We’ll be seeing them at future games. 

Last winter while we were down south Tyler’s team played into late March and they won their league division. This season the senior players get moved around amongst the teams in the league replacing the players that have moved on to a senior division with new players coming up from the junior divisions. This gives more balance to all the teams and gives the players different coaches skill sets to work with. When Tyler played in the Tecumseh league there were stacked teams with all the top players in their division on certain teams and all the new players were put together unable to properly compete against them. Tyler much prefers this Belle River League for its fairness. 
Tyler's new number 97 
It didn’t take long for Tyler to down a cold Gatorade once he reached the truck. Nor was he short on his appetite when we arrived at McDonalds. We were going to bring him grocery shopping after he showered but his sister Kylla said she needed to get things for her lunches as well so she would take him. 

Back at the apartment after we got caught up on the latest posts Kathy went to have a short nap (SNAP) while I managed to get in a bit over an hour’s worth of exercise. Unfortunately our apartment is directly over the buildings party room. Kathy had barely dozed off when some of the attendees stepped outside to carry on as if there was nobody else around. Tomorrow I’ll be speaking with the manager about putting up a few signs. Those people may have been there for a party but this is our home and we don’t need to listen to their revelry.   
Tyler (center) practicing plays.
We’ve got some running around that will definitely keep us busy in the next few days. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.


Krackers

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2 comments:

  1. Gotta love watching the grands play and interacting with other hockey parents as well, sure keep everyone busy.

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  2. Doesn't get any better than watching the grandkids playing sports.

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