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Hockey in June!!!

You have my apologies right off the bat for this blog post; it’s not about travel.

If you’ve been following our blog, you know Amanda and I are huge hockey fans. We love the game we watch it at least three or four nights a week during the hockey season. We are also big, big, super-big Washington Capitals fans. For the first time in years — literally two decades — Capitals are in the finals of the Stanley Cup. That means they get to play hockey in June after 30 other teams go home for the offseason.

They’re facing off against the Golden Knights — a team in its inaugural season. We’ve watched some of these players since they were in the minor leagues, like Jay Beagle and Braden Holtby. Amanda even came out of retirement and did television live shots for DC TV stations when the Caps meet their arch-rivals in the playoffs since we now live in the city of our hockey enemy.

I think we’d be selling ourselves short if we simply said we were fans; we are emotionally invested in this team. I met and interviewed many of them back during my days as a journalist in Washington. The third game in the best-of-seven series is about to come on and we are on the edge of our seats. I promise a more travel-oriented post next week; until then, LET’S GO CAPS!

Amanda doing live shots for NBCSN Washington from our balcony after the Caps played in Pittsburgh.

This pennant hung in my nursery as a child. I’ve had a love of the Caps since birth.

We are standing with the Stanley Cup at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto. The Hershey Bears are the Caps’ farm team.

We even supported the team on our sailing trip in the Virgin Islands.


About No Kids, Will Travel

In the eyes of their friends and family, Amanda and Zeke are a young jet setting couple without any real responsibility. In real life, the stress of work and raising a kitten push them to flee reality at every opportunity. The "lack of obligation" gives them the chance to explore the world.

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