Still out on the road...hotel living, restaurant food and meetings all day in a secluded environment. M'eh, not sure we are getting anywhere with that, but here we are, what are we gonna do?
Well, we go to a hockey game, that's what we do! We had an early end to our day yesterday, so I checked up on the internet and sure enough, the Portland Winterhawks were stepping on to the ice against the Saskatoon Blades at 7pm that night. So, I talked with my work mate that is traveling with me and he was all fired up to see his first hockey game...and off we went.
Ahhh...memories. It was pretty cool to go back into old Memorial Coliseum to watch a game. The place hasn't changed in all these years...except the lousy music, instead of the organ. It's the most I have heard AC-DC since the mid 80's I believe.
It was great fun, the Hawks have a young but talented team who have a nose for offense, but seem disinterested in playing defense or finishing their checks. But, it was so good to hear the sound of the blades, the slap of the puck and the roar of the crowd when a goal is scored.
More meetings tomorrow and Friday...then a weekend of fun. On Sunday, we are heading up to Vancouver to watch the Canucks play the Red Wings. A first for me in GM Place. Only the third NHL game I would have attended...and the first in Vancouver. There are some benefits to being an expat and traveling on the company dime...it saves me enough money that I can pay for the extra trip and tickets to Vancouver on my own.