Adventures Hockey New York Sporting Events

Suite Ranger Blue – A Hockey Experience

Attended Game 5 of Round 2 of the 2024 Stanley Cup playoffs at Madison Square Garden, enjoying VIP treatment in the Caesars Suite with food, drinks, and special access.

Despite the luxurious setting and excellent view from rink side seats, the game was disappointing as the Rangers lost 4-1, reverting to the Rangers of old for the last couple of games. (Photos)

Adventures Minnesota Saint Paul Travel

Minnesota Science Museum and the City(s) One More Time

I spent my final day exploring the city, including a 2.5-hour visit to the four floors of the Minnesota Science Museum.

Although the House of Balls was closed, I still enjoyed local art displays. (Photos)

Hockey Minnesota Saint Paul Sporting Events Travel

2024 Frozen Four Championship: Boston College vs Denver

In Saint Paul for my 16th Frozen Four Championship, we nearly missed the start due to a time zone mix-up but caught the game just in time.

Denver upset the top-ranked Boston College with a stunning goaltending performance, prevailing 2-0. (Photos)

Food Hiking and Biking Minneapolis Minnesota Travel

Exploring Nature in Minneapolis, Wildlife and Culinary Delights in Saint Paul

On Saturday, we chose a spontaneous nature hike at Minnehaha Falls, having to buy shorts due to unexpected warm weather.

Afterward, we enjoyed a free visit to Como Zoo and savored a late lunch at The Nook, a unique dive from “Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives,” before exploring downtown Saint Paul ahead of the Championship game. (Photos)

Adventures Minnesota Music Travel

Indulging in Minnesota: Retail Therapy, Purple Rain, and an Evening Reservation

When you’re at a Frozen Four, Fridays are your free skate days, sandwiched between the Semi-Finals and the Championship. You have a day and a half to wander the city, exploring whatever it has to offer.

Our day included the Mall of America, a simplified but enjoyable tour of Prince’s Paisley Park, and concluding with dinner and gambling at Mystic Lake Casino. (Photos)

Hockey Minnesota Saint Paul Sporting Events Travel

2024 Semi-Finals: College Hockey’s Best Clash at the Frozen Four

We made our way to the Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul for the two semi-final games for this year’s Frozen Four.

The 4 PM Boston University at Denver game and the 8:30 PM Boston College v Michigan main event. (Photos)

Adventures Minnesota Travel

Ballin’ with Darwin: World’s Largest Ball of Twine

Welcome to Darwin, Minnesota, and its famed giant twine ball, a testament to Francis Johnson’s eccentric dedication. Fashioned over 29 years, the 12-foot, 17,400 lbs twine ball is an iconic Minnesota roadside attraction.

Although the adjacent museum’s erratic hours were a mild letdown, the journey through Minnesota’s rural landscapes to this quirky landmark proved worth it. (Photos)

Adventures Travel

She Blinded Me with Science – Eclipsing

Woke up at 5 AM to reach Lake Placid for the Total Solar Eclipse, avoiding traffic for a good parking spot. Spent the day enjoying the town, checking out all the events they had going on, and shopping before the eclipse.

Despite the long, eventful day, I chose Lake Placid over Buffalo, enduring the same 6-hour drive home without stops though. (Photos)