So, I failed Condorstown. A couple weeks ago, I said that this blog would continue every week during the season. Obviously, the past two weeks have not featured a blog. So, I apologize. It’s my blog, and I’ll do what I want … but, please take me back.
We’re off to Alaska tomorrow for a three-game set against the conference-leading Alaska Aces. The games on Friday and Saturday begin at 8:15 p.m. Condorstown time, so stay up a little later. Sunday’s game is at 4:05 p.m. Condorstown time.
This is now my fourth trip to Alaska and every time I think about that, I am reminded at how rare it is. How many other folks, let alone from Boston and 25 years old, can say they have been paid to go to Alaska four times?
Anchorage isn’t much different than many coastal Northeast cities actually. Yes, it snows and gets cold, but that’s not that unexpected. What is a little unexpected is to see a moose strutting across the street.
Getting to Alaska is not all that easy, either. We will board a bus at 6:15 a.m., drive two-plus hours to LAX, and await a non-stop, six-hour flight to Anchorage where we’ll get in around 4:30 p.m. Alaska time. Props to friend of the blog, @KevinBartl, for getting us a non-stop flight, but it does cut out a stop at Seattle’s airport, one of the best in the country.
After playing three games in three nights, we then have a wait of about seven hours between the end of the game on Sunday and our flight at 1:30 a.m. on Monday morning. That flight has a stop in Seattle, and then kicks back into LAX around 11 a.m. All told, we should be back by 2 p.m. on Monday afternoon. Head spinning yet? IT’S NOT EASY FOLKS!
Here are five things I hope happen on this trip to Alaska, in chronological order:
1) That I wake up on time and don’t miss the bus to LAX.
2) That I’m not middle pickle on any part of the flight to/from Anchorage. This probably will happen, though.
3) That the Condors get a win. Two would be nice. Three would be greedy.
4) That I get fish and chips at Humpy’s. This is guaranteed to happen. I crush fish and chips.
5) That sushi is the VIP room food any of the three games. Nothing like complimentary sushi.
Follow the trip on Twitter @Condors or me @BroadcastHolt and tune in on Fox Sports Radio 970 AM or iHeartradio this weekend.
Until Friday night Condorstown…
Ryan Holt a.k.a. Holty, is the voice of the Condors and recently wrapped up year two in Condorstown. Cod is his favorite fish. Have a #HoltysBlog idea? Follow him on Twitter @BroadcastHolt or shoot him an email with ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org