November 14, 2021

Minnesota Golden Gophers Hockey & Dueling Pianos


Minnesota Golden Gophers Hockey & Dueling Pianos

Todd Swank's Diary Entry for November 14, 2021

Now that Daylight Savings time has happened and most of the leaves have fallen off the trees, it's really starting to feel like we are deep into autumn and winter is coming.  I'm not very happy about that.

On Wednesday night, we stopped by the VFW to help celebrate the Marine Corp's 246th birthday with one of our favorite Marines, Dan Walters.  Happy Veteran's Day and Thank You to all who served!

On Friday night, we headed over to the Minnesota Horse & Hunt Club in Prior Lake for a unique night of entertainment.

We were there to see a performance by Sweet Keys Dueling Pianos.  Kevin and Nick are two impressive musicians who had the crowd rocking and rolling in tears with their unique blend of music & comedy.  We had so much fun at their show.

 It certainly helped that we were there with a bunch of fun friends.  We had dinner downstairs at Trigger's early and then headed upstairs to make sure we could get good seats at the show.

It was a pretty good crowd for a Friday.  And the manager gave them a smile.  'Cause he knew that it was them we were comin' to see, to forget about life for a while.

The performers pulled several people out of the crowd for various acts of public humiliation in between songs.  It makes for a good time to laugh at one another.

Shocking enough I even made an appearance to show off some of my dance moves with some new friends.  I think I was pretty impressive.

We put in a request for them to pull Sue & Ron on stage to help them celebrate their 28th wedding anniversary.  It was really funny and just a tiny bit naughty.  I'm sure they will look back on it with good memories when they celebrate their actual 25th wedding anniversary at some point in the near future.

On Saturday night we headed to the University of Minnesota campus to watch the Golden Gophers hockey team take on Ohio State.

Our neighbor, Jim, is a big Gophers Hockey fan.  He had a couple of extra tickets and asked Miss Sheri and I to join him for the game.  We were happy to oblige. 

The Gophers had also played the Buckeyes the night before and had a rough loss.  They had been leading the game by a score of 3-0 when the visitors went on a run and scored the next 4 and won the game 4-3.  We were hoping not to see a repeat of that kind of action.

We like to cheer on the Zambonis between periods.  It's so neat to watch them  go around in circles wetting the ice until there's just that one little strip left in the middle.  The Zamboni that gets that last strip is then declared the winner.

In the end, we watched a riveting hockey match that saw the home team Gophers win by a score of 2-0.  Good times!

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