Saturday, December 31, 2011

New Years Eve

Today we traveled from one part of Canada to another, for our second hockey tournament this holiday break. We followed our GPS down country roads, through cranberry and blueberry fields, past signs with pictures of tractors that read, ‘Respect Slow Moving Vehicles.’ Finally, like a mirage gone awry, we beheld a complex with a water park! Hotel! Multi-ice rink complex! Chain restaurants! Multiplex movie theatre! Only in Canada would you find this, I think.

We’re settled in our room now; Cal’s hockey is done for the day. We’ve ordered in for Chinese food. Abbott and Cal are playing shinny in the hallway while Alexi and his father watch the World Junior Hockey Championship on television. We’re drinking expensive champagne in the hotel's plastic shrink wrapped Solo cups. In a couple of hours, the boys will be asleep with Robert, my father in law, who is still on east coast time. Alexi and I will walk across the parking lot of this complex and catch a movie, and be thankful for it all.

Best wishes on this last night of the year to you and yours, for all that is to come.


Jess said...

Happy New Year, Lecia!
Enjoy your Canadian adventure :)

Erin {pughs' news} said...

Where are you? Somewhere in the Fraser Valley, I bet!

Happy New Year from a Canadian who loves your blog a lot... Hope 2012 is marvellous! I look forward to following along with your adventures on A Day that is Dessert.

The Phenologist said...

Happy New Year, Lecia....I am really looking forward to another year of your wonderful anecdotes and photographs. It's such a joy coming here, and I hope you continue.

xo Dawn

The Phenologist said...

P.S. This is Dawn from May All Seasons Be Sweet To Thee....I forgot that I am logged in to my other blog right now. :)

Denise | Chez Danisse said...

Imagining you drinking your expensive champagne in plastic shrink wrapped Solo cups is making me smile. Cheers.

KPiep said...

And here I expected you to find a herd of cows blocking the road with the way that. Story began!

Christie said...

Hi, Lecia! I wish you the best in 2012. I see you and your family are huge hockey fans. Unfortunately, I couldn't watch the whole match because I was visiting Niagara Falls New Year's Eve Extravaganza this year. (If you love to travel on occasion, I can give you some hints where to go on New Year's Eve in Toronto.) However, I'm quite satisfied with the performance of our young hockey players and surprised that the US team ended the seventh overall.