Saturday, September 17, 2011

Capitals & Flyers Rookie Game - Philadelphia 9/15/11

Papa and Jack watching warm-ups

View from the Suite

These two enjoy each other a bunch

Jack and I sitting next to former Flyer, Ian Laperriere

Ian Laperriere visits our Suite

Laperriere wasn't thrilled that Monkey was wearing a Capitals jersey

Intently watching the game

Living the good life in the Suite

Nana and Jack

Air Force Two (occasionally was Air Force One at times)

He desperately wanted to push buttons

Going in a C-130

Jack and I headed up to see my parents in Dover this weekend. My work schedule these days has me off Thursday, Friday and Saturdays, and we had heard that the Capitals (mine and Jacks' favorite team) was playing a training camp game against the Flyers (Papa's favorite team) on Thursday afternoon so we went and checked it out. If you follow the blog, you probably know that Jack is a huge hockey fan, so we jumped at the chance to take him to a game in Philly. Anyway, when we got there, an intern walked up and asked if we would like to sit in a Suite and meet former Flyer, Ian Laperriere. This guy was a huge fan favorite in Philly a few years ago, so we jumped at the chance. We watched warm-ups from ice level then headed up to a Suite, not really knowing what to expect. When we got there, there were just 7 other people there, and we had free food and drink and really comfortable seats, private bathroom, etc. It was really sweet (pun intended!). So, we watched the game for a while, then Laperriere walked in and chatted us up for a while. Jack's monkey was wearing a Capitals jersey (obviously the rep that offered us the suite didn't see that when she gave us the tickets), and Laperriere had a good time pretending to fight Monkey. He told us we need a Flyers jersey for Monkey.

So basically what should have been just a night at a hockey game turned into a night to remember for all three of us Currans! Here is a video of why Laperriere is so beloved in Philly:

Also on this trip, Papa took us to the Mobile Air Command museum at Dover Air Force Base near my parents house. Jack really enjoyed seeing all the planes. At one point, Papa showed Jack a model of a B-24 WWII plane, and said "my Dad used to fly this plane" to which Jack replied "mine too". Glad to know Jack thinks that much of me! We had a great time looking at and walking through the planes. Papa took us out to lunch and for ice cream while Nana had a DRs appointment and worked a little.

We came home and hung out with Mommy all day today and although our Vols lost today, we had a great family day watching and playing football. Tomorrow is Mommy-Son day because I have to work (blah!). It should be illegal for any places of business to be open during NFL games, unless said business serves beer and wings, which mine certainly doesn't!

1 comment:

  1. Okay, so you rooted for the wrong team! ; ) But, how cool was that!?!?!?!? Caps fans are fun. Really.