Well, on the 17th Blake received word that he would have to work on the 24th, so he and I decided we would not go at all. The kids were just going as planned.
So, on Saturday morning at 7:30 I mentioned to Blake that the Firth Girls Basketball team that his niece Sharla Cook coaches would be playing in the state championship game in Boise later that afternoon. His immediate response was, "let's go." He talked to Randy and Jared, told them we had changed our minds again and were going. We could all ride together in Red, he called the hotel and booked us a room, fixed breakfast, and we were all out the door by 9:02 am.
We got to the Idaho Center at about 1:00pm. We sure did surprise Merralee and her family.
Here we are at the game. Merralee, Kimberlee, Brittany, Melanie and her boys, and Melinda and her family were all there to support Sharla and the Firth girls. Bart was in his usual spot behind the camera filming the game.
I zoomed in so much that the pictures are a little fuzzy. But, here is Sharla coaching her team in the championship game.
And....they are the Champions! Congratulations Sharla! It was a good game, and so fun to be there!
After the game, we went to Cheesecake Factory to eat! Then we went and checked in the Hampton Inn, Downtown Boise. We walked about 1 1/2 blocks to the Century Link Arena for the Hockey game. None of us had ever been to a hockey game before, we really didn't know what to expect or anything about hockey. It was very interesting, kind of long, but interesting.
All ready to watch the Idaho Steelhead hockey team take on the Utah Grizzlies.
They ran the Zamboni before the game, and between each period. Hockey is sure a physical game, they would smash each other into the walls and trip people with their sticks. The Steelheads ended up losing in a shootout.
Nikelle just couldn't sit still when they would play the music and say to get up and dance!
After the game, we walked back to the hotel. We left at 7:00 am on Sunday morning, and were home by about 10:45 so Randy, Courtney, Jared and I could fulfill our teaching assignments at church. It was a fast, fun trip!