Monday, March 14, 2011


Friday night, Mike and I were able to get away with no kids for a total of 24 hours.  24 hours of peace and quiet.  24 hours of adult conversion with no interruptions.  24 hours of food that doesn't come to you through a drive-thru window.  24 hours of time with just each other.

We headed to Detroit for a Red Wings game and a quick trip to Ikea for a few miscellaneous things and cinnamon rolls.  We left about 4 hours before the game and decided to head to the hotel before the game and then get some dinner at Applebee's.  We got into Detroit and circled the block a few times trying to find the same parking lot that we always park at.  Things were going great until we got about 20 feet from the truck and it dawned on me that I left the tickets back at the hotel.  OH CRAP!!!!!!  After a brief moment of Mike kicking the air and and both of us saying a few choice words, we got back in the truck and got back on the expressway to get the ticket from the hotel.  About 5 minutes into the trip back, Mike wondered if I still have the email for the tickets (gotta love the evo!!!)  and yes I did.  So we turned around again back into Detroit, and happened upon a nice valet attendant at a hotel that had guest computers with internet access AND a printer.  I got the tickets printed off again and we went back to our favorite parking lot and then on to the people mover and Joe Louis Arena.

The Wings won the game in OT.  It was a very uneventful game until 24 seconds in the game then the Wings tried the game and then again when the Wings score with 42 second left in over time to win the game.  

After the game we headed to the hotel, got a great night sleep and then headed to Ikea .  All in all we had a great time.  I want to thank my parents and Tim & Nat for watching the boys to make this possible for us.  We really appreciate it!!!!