Thursday, April 28, 2011


What does Tampa Ice hockey have to do with the Lone Star State?

Vincent Lecavalier Vincent Lacavalier #4 of the Tampa Bay Lightning passes the puck in the first period against the Boston Bruins on December 8, 2008 at the TD Banknorth Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. 

Well this week one was the determining factor for our traveling plans to the other.

My big-little brother Joseph is leaving Texas in a month to move closer to his Fianc√© in Minneapolis.  He has been begging me to come visit since he moved there in 2008.  And I’ve wanted to go-but you know…life.  So with the move coming up my time to visit was limited…but tickets aren’t cheap-ever-for Houston.

I asked Adam “Can I go see Joe?” And he replied “Well I want to go too”…enter the Ice Hockey connection. 

The Tampa Lightning are in the NHL Playoffs.  Adam works at the arena they play in.  Playoff games draw large crowds…of beer drinking people.  Adam gets a percentage of the bar sales each event….are you following?

Wednesday night they played game 7 in Pittsburg.  If they won, they go on to the next series and Adam is guaranteed two more home games…meaning extra cash.  So Adam said “If they win on Wednesday we’ll go to Houston.”

Well guess what.

They won. 


We’re going to Houston…finally.  Or as Joe put it “about friggin time”

It will be a quick weekend trip-but joseph is “super pumped” and we’re looking forward to checking out this “cowboy” lifestyle he’ll be leaving behind. 


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