a chilly start to the spring soccer season – rainy with wind chills in the 30s – for some reason feels colder than sitting in hockey ice arenas.
it’s hard to believe the regular hockey season is almost over with just a couple of games left for odin in his last year as a pee wee.
he’s a great player but if i’ve learned anything over the years – it’s hard to take a great photo of defenseman in action ( much easier to take photos of offense shooting pucks into the net than taking photos of defense running down pucks ) 😃
unfortunately they lost to dodgeville 3-6. there’s a good chance they’ll play them at the state championships in a few weeks so they’ll need to step up their game if they want to take home a trophy.
we ran into some hockey parents outside ( hockey tournament weekend! ) the macy’s. they were there to see “the boat show” in the mall ( boats parked where there there used to be kiosks ), not to shop. one of them looked at macy’s and said, “ugh, you couldn’t pay me to go in there.”
the only reason we were in the mall was to return an eddie bauer christmas gift that was bought online.
the death spiral spirals
Q4 saw largest drop in mall foot traffic in history of the mall. (Shoppers visited ~2.5 stores inside, vs ~5 stores 5 yrs ago) – @JRogersK
— Carl Quintanilla (@carlquintanilla) January 4, 2017
which means we’re done with the once and twice a week 35 mile trips we’ve been making all summer so odin can keep skating over the summer as our arena doesn’t have year round ice.
hometown ice is almost done which means the regular hockey season is about to begin! and with the start of the season comes longer trips to arenas all over wisconsin O_o