I am a huge hockey fan.
I used to live down south where hockey isn’t that big of a deal.
Even when they had a Stanley cup winning team, the southerners didn’t really care. Since I wasn’t a fan anyway, I moved to a colder location. Work placed me in Glenview Illinois. At first I was sort of bummed since there really isn’t anything fun to do locally. However, a 30 minute car ride away takes me into Chicago. What is in Chicago? Literally everything you could want. The Chicago Blackhawks are the professional team in my area. They aren’t too good right now but it is exciting to actually see a game and be around real fans. The stadium always has tons of people there and all dressed to match the team. It is my favorite thing to do. I wait all year for the hockey season. It brings about cold weather but I don’t mind. I splurged to get heated flooring in my place and it has made a world of difference. I bought high quality winter time gear that I love wearing. I also have Chicago Blackhawk swag meant for the cold. I have a hat, scarf, gloves and thick jersey that I wear on game days. When I do go to the stadium, it is nice how quick a car ride it is. I can usually get good seats and quickly skirt away once it is over. I then can be back home in under an hour with traffic. I really prefer my area to down south.