Sunday, March 9, 2014

Tailgating, Hockey, The First Pitch and The Chicken Dance

Y'all, this past Friday was one of the best days I've had in a long while and I'm super excited to tell you about it!

After work Friday, I headed home to let Pippa out for an hour or so before Jackie and the kids stopped by. We had made plans to go down to the VBC and join in the free festivities. It was the final home weekend for the UAH hockey team, and an outdoor tailgate had been organized which included the local food trucks, a band, and various other activities such as face paintings and games for the kids.

I had told my dad about all that was going on and he and my mom came down for the fun as well. We met up with them and ate dinner from the food trucks. Most of us ate from the food truck that served cheese steaks and hot dogs, and while the sandwiches were good, the service was extremely slow. They clearly "hadn't got the hang of it yet" according to my dad and I'm inclined to agree. Ashlyn got tacos from the Food Fighters bus and they looked really good and she said they were.

While we were waiting on our food, I was checking my Twitter account. Earlier in the day I had retweeted a tweet from the Huntsville Stars which was a tweet to win eight tickets, a cap and the fist pitch for the April 10 game. I honestly didn't think much about it but then, as I was sitting at the tailgate checking my Twitter, I discovered that I was the lucky winner. I cannot even tell you how excited I am about this. I have been telling all my friends and family because I want all the people I love to come to the game and cheer me on and/or heckle me. So, if you live in the Huntsville area, mark your calendar for Thursday, April 10 because I'm throwing out the first pitch and I'm so very excited about it!

After we ate, we made our way to the arena. The game was free admission courtesy of Huntsville International Airport and since my parents got there before us, they found out you had to have an actual ticket to get in and they picked up tickets for all of us. We found some seats upstairs and proceeded to have a large time. The kids and I did some dancing and we made it onto the jumbotron more than once.

Troy and I had some popcorn and at some point during the night, we convinced Troy to go toss some popcorn down onto my parents. It took a while to get their attention but they finally looked up and we all got a big laugh out of it. Then came time for the Chicken Dance which we all participated in and I'm pretty sure I even broke a sweat. We were on a row behind a group of college girls and they won the Chicken Dance prize which was a free chicken biscuit from Bojangles. One of the girls gave her coupon to Troy since he had been dancing all night long.He reminded me and Jackie of a younger Justin from hockey games long ago.

After the game was over, we parted ways and called it a night. It was seriously such a fun evening. I'm so grateful to live in a city that always has something fun going on and to have fun people to enjoy the good times with.


Jackie said...

Had a blast! Talked to Mark Russell this morning and he said that it was the first time the food truck we ate from was opened. He agreed it was slow but the food was good.

Erika said...

Fun!!! Glad you had such a good weekend!