Adventures of Spontaneous Sarah!

What an exciting weekend I had in the Vancouver area! I have to say, I’m very proud of myself for having the courage to drive all the way out there on my own- but it turned out to be no big deal (even the snow-capped mountain in the dark was no obstacle for Spontaneous Sarah!). I had a blast, and my hosts were the best! (Thanks Christy and Ryan, you guys rock!!)

We spent our Saturday being tourists. We ventured up to North Vancouver to check out the English Properties (multi million dollar homes) which were absolutely insane. We wandered out onto the beach and we took a drive through Stanley Park. We got pictures of the Olympic rings and a lot of other really cool things.

M caught the first ferry to the main land on Sunday morning and we headed straight to Schanks (sports bar) in New Westminster. Luckily we got there when we did (8:30 am) because there was already people lined up outside and by the time they started letting us in at 10:00 the line up reached all the way around the building (pictures don’t do it justice). We were the first to be let in so we had an awesome table in front of the big screen- it was like we were at the game. The bar was crazy but everyone remained really friendly and in good spirits- and how about that game!! Christy kept telling me how nervous she was and I kept shushing her, telling her that they’d come out guns a’ blazing- and they DID! My heart sunk a little when the USA tied it up in the last 30 seconds- but when Sidney Crosby (assisted by my home boy Jerome Iginla) scored the overtime goal to take the win- I jumped right up out of my seat! We screamed, we laughed, we cried, and then my favorite part- we sang the national anthem. What a proud moment for hockey loving Canadians. I won’t ever forget it.

All in all, Vancouver 2010 was a great trip. I left home questioning my sanity, but I returned with a smile on my face. I love my life.

A Hockey Prayer

Our Father, who art in Canada Hockey Place, hockey be thy name. Thy will be done, gold to be won, on ice as well as in the stands.

Give us this day our hockey sticks and forgive us our penalties, as we forgive those who cross-check against us.

Lead us not into elimination but deliver us to victory.

In the name of the fans, Canada, and the holy puck.

Amen!

I’m Going to Cry When We Win the GOLD.

I’m sorry I haven’t been blogging much. This is week three of doing my job plus covering half days doing someone else’s job at work, so my brain feels like mush. Aside from work, the only thing I’ve really been able to think about is hockey. You guys have no idea how much Canadians love their game- it’s truly insane here right now. I’m actually really regretting switching my vacation from February to April. I would have been in Vancouver right now experiencing  it all first hand with CH and her hubby. Oh well, maybe I’ll get a second chance during the NHL playoff’s. I’m hoping that when Canada wins GOLD, Iginla will come home pumped and my home boys take it all the way to the cup. We can only hope.