First, I apologize that some of the photos are grainy! Of all times, I was playing around with a different camera and trying out some settings and this was not the time to do that. I can’t resist cameras and photography but this turned out to be a time when I wanted perfect shots and should have waited to play with alternate camera another time.
We were upgraded to glass seats tonite, so I just couldn’t resist, grrrr
Ok, so……….This entry is about the great ride up to Smashville this go round, and having some extra time to knock around town and see some sights, and then the game. I couldn’t decide whether to put the game shots in here first, or to put everything in as the flow of this particular weekend, so I’ve decided to just go with the flow.
We left a day early this time, took a leisurely drive up, got checked into the Hyatt, then went to the newly ‘nearly’ reopened Opry Mills Mall (flooded in 2010 and is having to be rebuilt) Regal Cinema (reallllllly nice theater) to see Leo DeCaprio in “J Edgar”! Fantastic movie and Leo is brilliant.
Every drive up we see this pretty little red roofed church, so I’ve been trying to get a picture of it as we zoom by
Heading up into the mountains
Straight shot into Smashville
Bar-B-Cutie, “Get Your Booty To Bar-B-Cutie”. Excellent Barbeque!
The Bar-B-Cuties of the 50s
Saturday morning, we headed out early and went to see “The Parthenon-Nashville”. A must see. What’s also cool about The Parthenon is on the first two levels it’s also an art gallery showcasing art work from famous painters as far back as the 1800s and early 1900s. The third level is Greek.
Entering The Parthenon
Some extra visitors
The Goddess “Athena” and some of her adornments
“Psst….Is she looking at us”? “Dunno, but her Asp is”!
This is a miniature of the sculptures that adorn The Parthenon so that you can see up close
After the game, we rode back over to see what it looked like lit up at nite
We then spent the afternoon just driving around Nashville looking at the architecture, government buildings, Churches, etc.
In the afternoon, we grabbed lunch then went back to the room and took a nap and got ready for the game.
Bridgestone Arena is waiting for us 🙂
This is that cool guitar out in the arena
And, Game Time:
Welcome Back Ryan Miller and Tyler Ennis! What game this would turn out to be!
Tonite marked the return of Ryan Miller from a concussion caused by Milan Lucic, Boston Bruins, in which the league took no action against Lucic.
Tonite also marked the return to the ice of Tyler Ennis, Hi Ennis!
And a BIG Welcome back to Miller
Miller Time. I do love Ryan Miller
Jonas Enroth wasn’t in goal tonite but I really like watching him play
Getting ready for the boys to come out
Gnash makes an entrance
Miller gets his kitchen ready
And, Game ON!
Can’t even explain, Miller was where ever he needed to be; standing on his head, behind the net, didn’t matter
All up in Miller’s kitchen
There were just all kinds of things going on in this game, and THEN, it happened!!!!!
Jordin TooToo Runs MILLER! No WAY!!! I was messing around with the camera when it happened so I didn’t get it but I got a lot of shots during the mayhem that followed, and then Miller putting himself back together and the Captains waiting for the decisions. Couple of players tossed out, boy what a nite.
These two photos are courtesy of the Preds / Sabres photographers and then the video of the entire thing is below.
Ruff watching the proceedings
Trotz watching the proceedings
NHL Official Video of Jordin TooToo as he runs Ryan Miller
Miller’s face speaks volumes. There was so much going on that it was hard for me to get these
Weber and Pominville waiting for the verdicts
Ryan Miller putting his lid back together
And, Shanahan’s Decision after Jordin TooToo’s hearing:
Now back to the game, Lindback waiting
Action around Miller
And intermission and baby hockey
Tracking the puck
They don’t call him Miller-Time for nothing
I love how Miller just slides aside
Carrie Underwood had her hair all down tonight
Mrs. Underwood Fisher doing the “Preds Fang Fingers” On The Power Play
Miller not giving up anything
This was just crazy
Lots of yellow around Miller
And, we get to talk about it all, finally
Still getting to know each other
Yeah Yeah, I’ll see you next season!
Getting too close to Miller again. It was NOT to be tolerated
Okay boys, the refs have had enough now
Miller is back in action, but I think this was the 2nd of Preds two goals that did get thru
And, game over. I just put the camera up. I wanted to enjoy the end of the game. Sunday morning, the adventure back home and back to reality.
Finally, back near my house, actually about 5 miles from where I live, is Evander Holyfield mansion. I go by it all the time.