Thursday, September 19, 2013

What I Did This Summer and What I'm Doing This Year

You may have noticed that I pretty much took the summer off from blogging..I've spent the summer transitioning into my new job as a Producer for Access Communications in the Humboldt-Melfort area.

There has been a lot of adjustments moving back..even if it's my hometown.

I did manage some vacation time during August as I traveled west to Vancouver for a wedding and managed to head to Seattle for a couple of days to check out the Toronto Blue Jays and the Seattle Mariners in a pair of games at Safeco Field.

I took the train down from Vancouver to Seattle while the scenery was beautiful, the 2 hour delays weren't. The 4 hour ride turned into a 6.5 trip.

The first Blue Jays and Mariners game I went to manage to take a picture of the opening pitch from the right field bleachers. (pictured to the right) Which was a good thing because Jose Reyes would crush this pitch to Center Field about two sections from me, it was pretty cool seeing the first pitch go over the fence.

I stayed in downtown Seattle for the night so I wasn't too far away from the major tour attractions. In the morning I stopped by Pike Place Market.

Then it was up to the Space Needle and you get such a beautiful view of Seattle from the top of the Needle.

Also at the Seattle Centre there's the EMP Museum, and you would enjoy if you're like me a  huge Nirvana fan as they have an entire wing dedicated to Kurt Cobain and Nirvana.

I went to the third and final game of the Jays and Mariners series. While the Jays lost, it was still a fun day to be at the ball park.

So that's a quick summary of my trip to Seattle. I took like a 1,000 pics but I couldn't post them all on here.

The other highlight was covering the Stanley Cup Day in Lanigan with Sheldon Brookbank. I've had the opportunity to kiss the Stanley Cup. Still I think I topped that experience

Along with my normal day to day with duties with Access, I'm going to be joining the SJHL Game of the Week broascasts on Access as an ice level reporter. You'll see during the intermissions of the broadcasts as I interview the players and coaches of the SJHL. I'm looking forward to covering all the teams after spending the last 5 years following one team. So that is part of what I will be blogging, I'm looking forward to traveling the province and checking out of the SJHL rinks from a different perspective. My first two games involve my old team the Estevan Bruins, first the opener which is tonight and then I head to Estevan next week.

I'll also be launching a Humboldt version of Locker Talk in the near future as it will be taking place at the new Boston Pizza when it opens this fall.

1 comment:

Levi said...

Blaine Weyland Is Back, ALRIGHT!