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My Mayor and the Hubby got back today from their magical hockey weekend in Georgia. While I usually go on the out of state tournaments, since I’m going to Boston this week, I had to pass up on the trip. Fortunately, it was a great opportunity for the Hubby and My Mayor to spend some quality time together. And by quality time I do mean a 9.5 hour commute each way. At least, they had Coach P and the Mayor’s teammate Nino to keep them company on the drive.
The actual tournament was outdoors on the University of Georgia campus in Athen, Georgia. Yes you read that right it was an outdoor tournament in Athens, GA. The rink itself is covered with a roof, but is otherwise in the elements. I watched some of the games via Facebook live when it didn’t conflict with Goalielocks’ game.
Fortunately, I was able to catch the entirety of their Saturday night game via Facebook live. Well sort of…. Unfortunately, the fog was unbelievably thick. You couldn’t see anything outside of the neutral zone. In fact, I’m not even sure that there were goalies out there. As I watched the game unfold my imagination was running wild with the silliest ideas one could conjure. The fog was so thick aliens or swamp monster could have kidnapped either goalie and nobody would have been the wiser.
Truly, it was an incredible sight. Since they don’t check at peewee, the risk for injury was small. If it was Goalielocks’ team in a hitting league, the game would not have gone forward. It simply would have been too dangerous. Amazingly, the fog made for some incredibly cool photos, which I’ll share here.
I just asked the Mayor was his favorite part of the trip was, aside from their visit to a strip club, and his response was priceless. He responded “I don’t remember yet what my favorite part was.” As soon as he remember his favorite parts of the trip, I’ll certainly share them with you. Meanwhile, the Hubby’s favorite part was seeing the state of Georgia, exploring Athens and the UGA campus.
Tonight’s song performed by one of Athens, Georgia’s own R.E.M is “Man On The Moon.”