Monday, July 31, 2006

Ice Show

Yesterday, my mom and I drove up to Portland (a 5 hour drive) and back to see the Champions on Ice show. It was fabulous! We were amazed to see who was there and couldn't believe our luck. You see, we actually got the tickets for free. Mom had heard about the give-away for a local store's anniversary celebration on the radio. All she had to do was ask for the tickets and they gave them to her. We were rather incredulous at first and figured either it would fall through for some reason or the seats would be lousy. But we were completely wrong. The seats were in the section closest to the ice, so we could see faces fairly well.

So, do you want to know who all was there? Michelle Kwan, Shizuka Arakawa, Irina Slutskaya, Sasha Cohen, Surya Bonaly, Jonny Weir, Victor Petrenko, Rudy Galindo, Evgeni Plushenko, Evan Lysacek, Stephan Lambiel, Tatiana Totminina and Maxim Marinin, Tanith Belbin and Ben Agosto, Marina Anissina and Gwendal Peizerat. Plus three specialist acts - a pair of men from the Ukraine who do acrobatic routines on skates, a woman who performs with hoops and Dan Hollander who does comedic routines.

Today I have been extremely lazy. I finally managed to do some laundry and go grocery shopping, but I didn't get started until 6 PM... I'm just wiped out from flying in late Saturday night and then the all day trip to Portland and back on Sunday. Hopefully I will have energy tomorrow because I have two meetings to attend.

PS. I added some links and pictures to my vacation reports.

6 comments:

Priscilla said...

Sounds like a neat show. I always enjoy watching skating...my husband doesn't. (atleast he says that...but he'll watch it with me sometimes)

Welcome home!

Tracy said...

Yes, it was a great surprise.

thanks for the welcome home.

Rachel said...

You've got A LOT of energy to fly in from a vacation late Saturday night and then do 10 hours of driving the next day to see Champions on Ice. It sounds like there were quite a few well known skaters! It's understandable that you're exhausted now.

lm1 said...

and there she goes... and here i thought i was busy.... hopping like a little lemming bunny.

Tracy said...

You are usually busier than I am. Just not this one day!! :o)

lm1 said...

you are to kind
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