A brief travel day today as we rolled out of Calgary about 10:00 AM this morning and made our way East to Medicine Hat, about a two and a half hour drive. One stop in Brooks, AB, for Tim Hortons and then into the Hat for a spirited practice at The Arena (as it is so cleverly named).
Oliver Gabriel finally got his release from Spokane and joined the team in Calgary yesterday and he will ride the bus with the team and travel back to Portland with the rest of us after the game on Friday night. I had a chance to get an interview with Ollie at practice today and we’ll play that tomorrow night during our broadcast.
The drive between Calgary and Medicine Hat is, well, scenery challenged. It is flat with little to no trees…don’t believe me? See below:
At one point, I did see a group of about 20 Pronghorn Antelope a hundred yards or so off the road…which immediately put the song “Home On The Range” into my head which was immediately followed by me putting my IPod into shuffle mode of Rush to clear that musical tragedy from my brain. It worked and we rolled harmlessly into Gas City (which they proudly claim).
The Hawks will take on the Tigers tomorrow night at The Arena…air-time is 5:40 for the pre-game show on Freedom 970 KCMD.
Lastly…one thought…completely off-topic…which hotel engineer decided that it made sense to put light switches for bathrooms in hotels outside the bathroom and not on the inside wall where they are in every house that I have ever been in?
Inquiring minds want to know…
I’ll leave you with the endless highway…
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