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This posting is wrapping up our busy Saturday and Sunday with our Grandson's Hockey tournament over 3 days and 5 arenas. 5 teams in their division almost 50 teams in total from all over southern Ontario
After a late night friday we up early got some coffees into us and some computing. Then headed out about 8:30 am to the Milverton Arena about 30 minutes north of here for the third game in this series.
|a nice country drive for us|
|nice new arena in Milverton|
Another fast paced game in this new arena . so new they don't have the heaters hooked up yet so it was very chilly. They started off great then finally ended up being defeated 3-2.
|They bundled up from the cold|
|fast paced action|
Now 11 am time to head back to Stratford for the lunch reservation she made for 40 people, all the team players and their families. The team members all sat together, to fool around and have fun the adults together, just because we could. We got seated in a nice area and the very efficient staff took our drink orders, then the food orders. Everyone had arrived just after 11:30 . Food came out with precision serving one table right after another until all 5 tables of 8 had their food.
By noon the restaurant was full and people waiting for seats. And amazing how we were all fed, our individual bills paid and were out of there before 1 pm.
|this be the place , very popular|
and very good
|pretty quiet when we got there but soon filled up|
|this be the corner we had altogether|
kitchen right behind us
|very efficient staff|
|all the players sat here had a ball fooling around|
Our food came quickly, Suzie had the Quiche and a caesar salad.
|she enjoyed this|
|now I had to have the Rueben|
was very good but not as good as
Big Nose Kates in Tombstone Arizon
Lunch done and we have a few hours before the next game at 4:40 pm so most people did their own thing for a few hours. We came back to the coach in Tavistock to relax for a bit then back for game 4 in Stratford.
We walked a couple of blocks around Stratford to the car enjoying the sunshine in the city.
|this is a cool bicycle set up|
|Reo Thompson Candies, very good but VERY expensive|
no we did not buy any
this is a tourist town
Back to Rose and Ross's for a while to relax this afternoon , enjoy the peace and quiet and a nice walkabout on this large country property they have here, so serene.
|So nice here, we got married here 25 years ago and our wedding pictures|
taken most back here
Arrived back at the arena for the 4:40 game and was Surprised when SIL Brian arrived with the 2 other Grands. Nice to see everyone here to support their brother.
|Brian arrived with 2 more Grands|
|getting the ice resurfaced for their game|
|we smelled fresh popcorn and just had to have some.|
This game was a make or break if they win they make playoffs on Sunday.
|Number 50 is our man|
|our other 2 grands keeping warm in the lobby, they are in shorts|
|They won this game so the playoffs on Sunday|
|we done for today|
see you tomorrow Grandad bye for now
Back to Rose and Ross's and we visited for a bit with them and a few more friends, chatted for a while enjoyed some lively conversation and shared travel stories. Ended up another late night.
Got a call from my daughter at 9 am asking if we want to meet for breakfast at 10: 30 this morning in Stratford. Heck why not? So we checked with Suzie's Sister Rose for a good place and she suggested Demetre's.
So Suzie called and made a reservation for the 7 of us stating the we needed to be done by 11:30 to get to the arena and get ready for the 12:30 game.
|this be the place|
They checked out of their room we arrived at 10:30 . had a perfect small room all to ourselves. The very efficient waitress was right on top of things and we were taken care of very promptly, even though they were very busy.
|a perfect quiet room for us to enjoy and wonderful breakfast|
|SIL Brian even took a pic with me in it, no hat|
far right corner
|the perfect quiet room|
|Grand daughter #1 hadn't this fruitcake breakfast|
wow what a meal
|I choose eggs benedict, a real indulgence|
very rich but was awesome
|Suzie, bacon eggs and excellent home fired potatoes|
After this we ready to head to the Molson Arena here in Stratford for the final Playoff game. . Our 4th arena this weekend an 5th game.
|a very nice new complex |
|nice to see both flags here|
As we were waiting for the game to begin we were surprised to see Brian's Parents arrive , they live over 2 hours away and we have not seen them for a couple of years. What a super couple they are.
|Brians parents here to enjoy the game as well|
|all tense watch this game|
I watched from different areas with my Granddaughter, she kept me very busy and entertained the whole time.
|we had fun teasing each other and carrying on|
|the game was tense but the other team was better|
and they won the final game over the Aurora Tigers
|receiving their awards|
We all waited to congratulate him on a game well played.
|showing off that they were the finalists|
great job guys!
Now that was our fun, very busy weekend, 5 hockey games at 3 different arenas over 3 days, great meals out and getting to meet some of the players families, spending time with family. Does it get much better than this? Think not.
Back here by3 pm Sunday. kick back relax for the rest of the day, and probably most of tomorrow Think we just might stay right here for another day
Then move to Suzie's Brother's place and help out a bit and get ready for a busy Canadian Thanksgiving weekend coming up in a couple of days, with all the rest of our families, before we head south.
I know this was a long posting but this is what we did, and they are our memories that we can look back on. Hope you had a great weekend as well and many more to come.
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