Friday, February 14, 2014

Harlem Globetrotters

Hans found out the Harlem Globetrotters were in town and said we had to go.  He has been wanting to take John to see them since they saw them on TV last year.  Hans also figured Sophie would love to see them too.  So Debbie, Pam, Sophie, and our crew made plans to make the drive down to Peoria, IL.  We also decided to keep this a surprise for the boys.  I'm glad we did because we almost didn't make it down there.  We got a ton of snow the night before and it was snowing a ton and blowing all over the day of.  School had already been cancelled for the next two days and they were advising people to stay off of the roads. But I was determined.  We spent a lot of money on these tickets and, since the Globetrotters were still having the show, I don't think we would have gotten the money back.  Money doesn't normally motivate me, but it sure did in this case.  So we all piled into Pam's Envoy and I drove through blowing snow all the way there.

 John was trying really hard to figure out why we were here.  He kept asking if this was a college basketball game.  Debbie assured him we would not have traveled this far with the weather like it was for a college game.

 Then the Globetrotters came out and it still took John a few minutes to figure out what was going on.  He was very excited once it all clicked and he realized these were the funny basketball players from TV.

 They put on a great show.  John was very concerned that the Globetrotters weren't going to win since they were losing so badly at halftime.  

 Anders had 4 adults to mooch food from the whole game.  That was probably his favorite part.

 These guys are pretty strong.  I can't believe they can get themselves up there.  This coming from a girl who would probably die doing one pullup.

 So this guy kicked the ball to keep the other team from making a basket.  Gus said wants to learn how to do that.

 The Globetrotters had a lot of audience participation.

 There was much dancing.

 And lots of smiling.

 At the end the players stuck around for autographs.  Our crew decided to take advantage of the small crowd and waited in a couple of lines.

I'm so glad we made the trip.  It was worth the blowing snow and white-out conditions to and from the stadium.  My husband has made me an honorary viking because I have some mad winter driving skills.

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