We’ve made it to La-La Land after our two-day stay in Phoenix.
The final result in Phoenix wasn’t what anyone had hoped for, but the team still made it out of the desert with a point, and they will look to take two away from a tough Kings team later tonight.
With the tragic shooting at LAX yesterday, our travel plans were up in the air for a moment, but we were able to make it to Los Angeles and to our hotel in Santa Monica. We are set up right on the beach, about a two blocks down from the iconic Santa Monica pier. This is the first time in more than four years that I’ve seen the ocean, and for an old water dog like me, it’s been far too long.
After settling in and getting some work done, I joined the team for dinner with a special guest that I will write about later today.
When you’re away from the rink, it is always nice to get out and enjoy the company of everyone from our travel party. There are always good stories and you get to build a bond with your co-workers.
After dinner, we walked around Santa Monica for a little while. There were some interesting characters out along the pier last night, but, after all, it was the Friday after Halloween. After the walk, it was time to head back to the room to get some rest. This time change thing is kind of doing a number on me, but at least I still remember what day it is… for now.
The team will get a much deserved day off tomorrow in Santa Monica, so I hope to have a couple good stories and more pictures to post from L.A.
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