Sunday afternoon, the Globetrotters played in the Rimrock Auto Arena, in Billings, MT. This arena may have had the best sound system we've worked with since I joined this tour. After the game, we jumped on the bus to head north. We made a stop in Great Falls, MT, just to spend the night in the hotel, and on Monday morning we left for Canada.
The border crossing customs process went very smoothly and considering we had two buses full of players and staff, it didn't take very long; no inspections, and no individual questioning. As we were getting off the bus in downtown Calgary, it began to snow. It has snowed quite a bit here, 10cm in some areas, and the city is dealing with covered streets and over 40 accidents in the area. Not sure what I was thinking, but I walked four blocks from the hotel to the Chinese Village Restaurant this evening, in the blowing snow and 20 mph winds. I got my order to go and took it back to the hotel to eat. The wonton soup was some of the best I've ever had. It had pork stuffed wontons in it and large chunks of zucchini, mushrooms and other vegetables.
I was fortunate enough to get a press credential for Tuesday's Calgary Flames vs. Toronto Maple Leafs game, so I'm looking forward to see an NHL game at the Saddledome. Then Weds. night I'll announce the Trotters game at that same arena. Pretty cool!
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