Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Sidney Penguin does Dallas....again

Last weekend, Sidney Penguin and I flew to Dallas for a hockey double-header. Sidney was very excited to see his Penguins on Sunday, but had the added bonus of getting to see his old teammate, Ryan Whitney, with the Ducks on Saturday!

When we went to games over Christmas, it was too dark to take any pictures outside. Sidney hasn't been back to the American Airlines Center (the AAC) since the All-Star game a few years ago....it brought back memories!

It looks like a giant airport hangar....very nice!

Pictures of downtown Dallas almost always include Reunion Tower (it's like a big ball on a stick!) Sidney wishes we could have gotten a little better picture of it, but it was a surprisingly cold and windy day in Texas. Perhaps we can do a more proper tour of the city in the future :)

That teeny, tiny thing between those two buildings? Yeah, that's Reunion Tower...

Even though our seats were in the nosebleed section, we did get down to the glass for the pre-skate. We were behind some folks, but we do believe that Satan looked directly at us!

I don't tend to take many pictures because they always look blurry to me when I review them....but here are a few that turned out surprisingly well:

Kunitz stretching


(I really need to invest in a new camera.....)

Anyhow, Sidney and I had a great time on our whirlwind trip (though I was terribly torn on Sunday.....Pens win/Stars lose....). We are now back in Nashville and looking forward to this final stretch to playoff season (Sidney Penguin says don't worry....the Penguins will go to the playoffs. Don't ask me how he knows ;) )

Stay tuned for more adventures and a big announcement very soon!!


  1. Aww I'm so glad Sidney Penguin had a good time in Dallas!

    Sidney Penguin and Marc-Andre Penguin have a very BIG weekend ahead of them! It will be M.A.P.'s first road trip and brother Sidney is very excited to show him how we roll!

  2. Stephanie I am glad you got to watch your two favorite teams battle it out. I am also looking forward to all of the upcoming posts. Keep up all the great work you do!

  3. I think your photos on Facebook are great, but then, I am biased. You did such a good job capturing two of my favorites in ONE SHOT. And that Geno photo is awesome. He is becoming my favorite player of all time. Don't tell Darius or Petr.....

  4. austinlovescrosbyMarch 5, 2009 at 10:54 AM

    Hey Stephanie-

    I am pretty upset i did not get to meet you and Sidney Penguin in Dallas i think that your Sidney Penguin and my Sidney Penguin would have become great friends. I just think it was so crazy i didn't see you. Maybe next time!!

  5. austin....

    I know! I did not expect that many people! I looked around, but I was packed in pretty tight and had people trying to get past me constantly. And, of course, when the players came out...well, one-track mind and all ;)

    At least now we know for next time to not say "I'll be the one in the Crosby jersey"!

  6. austinlovescrosbyMarch 5, 2009 at 11:56 AM

    Yeah and I won't say Malkin jersey!!! But I had fun and got some really good photos i sent to Jodie of the game, but I hope you had fun cause i did! Hope to see you at another game even if it isn't a Pen and Stars game

  7. Im so glad Sidney Penguin had a great time at the game! My penguin and I might be moving to Montana at the end of the month... im glad Sidney penguin will be there with me!