Ah, a Gratifying Day!

 A day’s worth of photos.  Sorry if you don’t care for hockey, but the training camp was so exciting! There wasn’t a huge crowd so spectators were afforded terrific seating. We were so excited to watch our favorite team in training practice!

One of the toughest parts about this practice was that one needed to read the small(ish) numbers on the backside of helmets to identify players.  This was hard to do….some players, however, stand out either by stature or mannerisms.

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At the end of practice, it was clear that Maxim Afinogenov is all about hockey. He lingered on long after all the other players were gone. It was fun watching him hit slapshots into the net.

Ben was thrilled that the ushers allowed him to search the seats for a puck….

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We ate LaNova pizza and wings and were satisfied for the evening. Upon returning to our tiny home on  wheels, we were happy to see that we had some new neighbors.

When we pulled into the park this morning, the building where we normally sign in was abandoned.  No one was to be found. We stopped at a site where three women were camping and asked….they said they hadn’t seen anyone around at all. We continued driving until we came upon some men working with a small backhoe.

One of the guys there is in charge of the park, so he signed us in and took our payment.  The campground only has a few campers here and there….it is so quiet and nice! The only sounds are the many raspy tree frogs and the sound of trains running through every now and then in off in the distance.  Such a peaceful setting!

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