This is a little belated but we wanted to post a few pictures and talk about our trip we took for Christmas.
So, we started out on Christmas Day and drove around nine hours to get to our hotel just outside of the city of Nashville.
We drove through Cincinnati which looks like Pittsburgh without the rivers. And Noodles was unreasonably excited to see the 'Welcome to Kentucky' sign.
There's an actual place called 'Dinosaur World' which we wanted to go to but it was too late and Christmas which ruined several things we wanted to do on the trip down to Nashville. Stupid holidays.
We got a kick out of the fact that the water tower said 'y'all'.
A sign in Kentucky.
The next day, we visited the Opry Mills Mall which was unreal. There was a carousel, a Dave & Busters, a giant Barnes & Noble and a theater in the mall. It was insane.
The speed limit was 24 in the Opry Mills parking lot. What a weird number.
There was a cupcake kiosk that was almost face-raped by us. The red velvet one was amazing.
We spotted this 'gentelman's club' by the arena and had to take a picture of the sign...
For dinner, we ate at Jack's which was a great decision. Their food was so freaking good and we got there just in time before the line started. Nothing like a pulled pork sandwich with macaroni and cheese and creamed corn.
Around 6, we went into the arena and got settled in for the game.
An awful picture of the Sabrecat head because we were behind it but it was fun to see them come out of it.
We have never been to an arena that had EVERY SINGLE player t-shirt. Even the babies that were called up.
After the game, we drove overnight to Merrillville, Indiana where our hotel was. And if you're asking why we got a hotel in Indiana instead of Chicago, it has to do with pie.
If you've ever had pie from Baker Square then you will understand, if not then we feel bad for your existence. We ate an entire Banana Cream Pie between the two of us before we went shopping at Chicago's Magnificent Mile.
We found a parking garage on Ontario St. that was only $13 to park in for three hours. After three hours, it was $30. We knew that we could shop in three hours before the game so we happily parked there and went to Neiman Marcus.
And we bought candy from Neiman Marcus. Henrik almost bought a pair of Chanel plastic boots, we had to stop her.
Gino's East Pizza was the place we chose to eat dinner and we shared a small deep dish Supreme pizza. That might have been too much for us, it was so much pizza but so good.
Then we went to the game where Patrick Kane dominated everyone's lives. As usual.
After the game, we drove back to the hotel and passed out. The drive home was uneventful until Ohio when it snowed the whole trip.
Thank you to everyone for the suggestions and the wishes for a safe trip. We really appreciated it.