This year the AHL All-Star Classic was held in Utica, NY. After a brief hiatus last year (so we could go to Florida and announce Kenzie!), we continued our tradition of attending. It turned out to be very fortuitous as we missed the great blizzard of 2015. While the weather geek in us was a bit disappointed, we were excited to not have to dig out the car… we ended up with 24 inches. Eek.
We started out All-Star weekend with a quick stop in Boston. Kevin’s mom and the girls hung out in the hotel while Kevin and I went to the Garth Brooks concert. It was awesome! The next morning, Kevin’s mom took the train home to Portland while the rest of us headed towards New York.
Kenzie made her national television debut. I got several texts that friends saw her on TV! Kaitlyn didn’t make the TV, but she got her own special treat… more on that later…Everyone is showing their Portland pride
The East won the Skills Competition.
Kaitlyn got a t-shirt that the mascots were handing out. Had I know what was on the t-shirt, we probably would have had a bonfire with it.
Now about that special treat for Kaitlyn… It was a good thing we saw Shinnimin at the autograph session because after the game he had a special present for Kaitlyn. Another kid tried to grab it first, but Shinnimin pulled it away and moved it closer to Kaitlyn.