after a brief reprieve from traveling 35 miles 3 times a week for hockey, we’re back to traveling 35 miles once a week through august to watch odin run drills in at the green island ice arena in la crosse ( he’s in the red socks on the right ).
he loves it so we love it
we got together around 20 players and parents to hand out syttende mai parade ( in honor of norwegian constitution day. yes, this is the same town where, if you look closely you might detect a hint of the local scandinavian heritage ).
hopefully we’ll get some new recruits for the association and maybe a few new organic fuel consumers
sometimes i’m surprised at how badly i can fail at capturing the moment. no posed shot of all the players on the truck. no action shot of them rollerblading around the float, handing out candy. no good shot of the truck with the great looking banners we had made. sigh.
the vending machines are filled with hockey tape and laces.
if hockey season is over and it’s 71F outside and you’re sitting in an ice arena an hour away from your home watching your kid run drills.
one of us is watching girls hockey tourney and one of us is buried in a book and being antisocial.
where the oldsters attempt to not literally crush the youngsters. i mostly accomplished that goal.
they didn’t win the state hockey championships but they played tough and won our hearts
they won their third and last game so ended on a high note. nobody can take away the fact that they have the best record in their league!
congrats to all on a super season. hard to believe it’s odin’s last season as a squirt. next year he’ll be playing on pee wee team with 11 and 12 year olds!
odin is all dressed up and not really into me taking a photo
signage apparently doesn’t apply to hockey parents.