Monthly Archives: February 2017

Girls’ Basketball Sections Underway

February 28 [The No. 1-seeded Cardinal girls’ basketball team opened the section tournament by hosting the Little Falls Flyers.  Overcoming early camera gremlins (a continuation of a “disease” that has been ravaging household appliances),  I somehow got it up and … Continue reading

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Lands Down Under (Day 11)

January 21 Fiordland National Park, New Zealand [We’ve crossed the Tasman Sea from Burnie, destination the SW corner of New Zealand’s South Island.] [After cruising the fiords, our next stop will be Dunedin on the East Coast, passing through Foveaux … Continue reading

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Lands Down Under (Days 9 & 10)

January 19 Two Days at Sea [We’re now steaming from Australia to New Zealand, a two-day venture across the Tasman Sea at 17 knots.] [This is why an ocean cruise excites me not.  This is all you see.  Of course, … Continue reading

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Lands Down Under (Day 8)

January 18 Tasmania [Arriving in Burnie, a small port city on the north coast of Tasmania with a metro population of about 27,000.] [When we disembarked, we were all met by a woman handing out “Burnie” pins.  Turns out she … Continue reading

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State Hockey Tournament (Day 2)

February 23 [The Super captures the beginning of festivities at Ridder Arena on the U of M campus as our Cards would be taking on the Mound-Westonka Whitehawks, the No. 4 seed, in the consolation bracket.  We beat the Whitehawks … Continue reading

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State Hockey Tournament (Day 1)

January 22 [The Super “slummed” us again . . . the 340 Hotel, i.e., the top couple of floors of the St. Paul Athletic Club.  We’ve stayed here before for previous tourneys – 4 block walk to the ‘X’.  We … Continue reading

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Girls’ Basketball Senior Night

February 21 Ladies and gentlemen, introducing the largest senior class in the history of high school basketball . . [The day began with my first chance to walk the entire length of the driveway without having to traverse a dreaded … Continue reading

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