Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Safe And Sound In Ottawa

Thanks to the Continental Airlines flight attendant who let me move to the front row so I could be first off the plane, I made my connection in Newark with two minutes to spare. I'm just leaving the hotel to head down to Scotia Bank Place for the Battle of Ontario - Leafs vs Senators. More later.....

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Welcome to Ottawa Steve! I've listened to your interviews on the Team 1200 today from both Ft.Lauderdale and Ottawa and have to say I'm totally envious of your cross-continent adventure. I look forward to following your upcoming advantures. I'll also be looking for you in the stands cheering for the Home Team tonight.

Good Luck & Bon Voyages!!
Jon

Anonymous said...

Welcome in Ottawa !!

John Buffam said...

Hey Steve, saw you on the national sportsnet coverage of the Ottawa game, cheers to you, I admire you , so much fun,

Anonymous said...

As I type this the Senators are man-handling the lowly Maple Leafs...

Life is good.

Guy said...

Welcome to one of the quietest rinks in the NHL, perhaps the quiestest.

No doubt you noticed that fact tonight while watching the Sens lay a whipping on the Leafs. Fans here are so lifeless that it makes one think that the other team is winning or that the building is empty.

Anyway, all the best with your continuing quest.

signed,

Envious Wings Fan in Orleans

Anonymous said...

if you plan on seing a stanley cup final game this year, then b prepared to see the red team you saw tonigh. Oh yeah and fuck off guy!

Dont burn out Steve
go sens go!

M.Opaliski said...

I'm a semi-regular at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia. Semi becuase I'm a Flyers fan - born in Philly - and now living in lower Delaware. It's a 200 mile round trip to see a game but I'll make at least 8 games this year with my two oldest kids, we already have the tickets. I see where you'll be there to see the Flyers play the Devils - a divisional game no less. Unfortunately, that Saturday's game is one that I am not going to see so I'll have to miss you at that one, kudos on your adventure however - and pull for the home team on November 17th ...

What a grand idea !

Anonymous said...

Just heard of your adventure while watching the game tonight. AMAZING. Hope you enjoy the Battle of Ontario and your short stay in Ottawa. Travel safe & have fun!

Anonymous said...

saw you in Pantherville and tonight in Ottawa. Cool that people are hearing about you and have been pretty nice for the most part. Glad you are having fun. I am doing my trip to all the arenas in 30 years, so I can take my time and go back to the ones I like best. Montreal is my favorite town and arena so far.
See you at the end of your trip back here in Tampa. Good Luck and safe travels.

timmy G said...

Hey man, saw you on sportsnet on the upsetting loss of the leafs, sounds like an awesome thing that your doing, I wish i had the money to do it, lol, maybe someday, hope it is a great time for the rest of your trip, and a safe one, will definately be bookmarking the blog and looking forward to reading your updates every game

Anonymous said...

Saw you on sports net way to go man.

Anonymous said...

Hope you got to know the Ottawa environment well - it'll be gorgeous here in June for the Stanley Cup parade! (If you come, you can't wear a Lightning jersey)

=)

Jordan said...

Hey man... GREAT to see you on tv.. I wish I was you.. I love hockey, and would love to do something like this, wicked!!! GO LEAFS!

Anonymous said...

Doing what you're doing...you're going to be famous in Canada you know. ;-) You can tell your relatives that you're a household name up here. Hope you enjoyed your (brief) stay in our city. Have fun the rest of the way! May your flights be on time, and your customs agents be kind.

Anonymous said...

hey steve ... i saw your adventure on the front page of the news paper today ... listen to your interview with jr and gary gally on the radio and saw you on sportsnet... if u wanna see real hockey fans come back in june when we're in the stanly cup playoffs..... its insane and you;ll never see nething like it... good luck with the rest off ur trip.



money mike

Anonymous said...

You can't discount their Love for hockey in Ottawa, but someone please get them a spellchecker.

Anonymous said...

Hello Steve,

Looks like you got a pretty good reception in Ottawa judging by the responses on your blog.

What an awesome trip to have your dream come true and not cost a fortune! Are you keeping track of your costs and will you include that on your last blog including out of pocket expenses, number of air miles/points used to fly, hotel stays...? Oh yes and the freebies, how much did you save due to freebies?

Did you know you saw an NHL record being set last night with the Ottawa Senators being the first team to get 26 points in the first 14 games?

Living in CT (a very non-hockey state), I was surprised to hear of your 30 games in 30 nights by a neighbour last night when my husband and I set out to walk the dog between the first and second periods. I'm not sure if the neighbour is a hockey fan but he certainly knew of your escapade. Then between the second and third periods we saw you briefly on TV so this morning I had to become a "30 Games in 30 Nights" fan. Or is that a Steve Williamson fan? It sounds like you're having a great time. Take care and be safe!

And to the Ottawa Senators:
GO SENS GO!!!!!! We've missed you boys since moving to CT from Orleans but bit the bullet and got NHL Centre Ice this year so we could be the true fans we once were. It's great to be back following you as we should have been.

Cheers,

Linda in Fairfield

Anonymous said...

Hey Ottowa.....NOT SO FAST!!!!! Wasn't the last time you had won the Presidents Trophy, you went out in the first round. Let's see if you can get to the finish line before you get too excited.