Friday, July 26, 2013

Laurnie Footy Weekends

For two weeks this month I have travelled across Bass Straight to Launceston to attend the footy - Hawthorn plays four games per year down there, and it's always such a fun weekend!

The first of the two was against the Brisbane Lions, and I went with the family, and also had Carl and a group of his mates come down.

A huge weekend to include checking out many of the pubs of Laurnie like the Boag's Brewery Centre for Beer Lovers, Dickens Cider, and Sporties.  For that weekend the weather was initially wintry at the start of the match as we took our seats at Aurora Stadium, but improved as the Hawks kicked on to a comfortable win.

The second weekend was last weekend, and I joined Jenny, Amy and Shane in a little cottage in town for the two nights. More wine and drinks out, a winery tour on the Sunday for me, and dinner with the 4 of us plus Cass and Flash down on the waterfront after the match. So much fun!

This game was against the Western Bulldogs, and more rainy on and off. The Hawks got over the line by 20 points, just doing enough for the win on the day.

The Friday night of this weekend we walked into the CBD to find somewhere for a late dinner, and spotted our Captain sitting in the window of the bar downstairs at the players' hotel. Revved up for a big weekend, we decided to pop in there for a drink and managed to get a photo with Hodgey as he was meeting people down there at the time. This started a bit of a run of fun encounters for the weekend.

The first weekend we were present for Isacc Smith's 50th game, one of my favourite players in our current team.  The next weekend was Shane Savage's 50th, and the debut of son of a gun, Will Langford.

We spotted Will's dad at halftime at the back of our stand as we were gettng drinks, and Jenny and I grabbed the chance of a pic with him - back to our old days of these kind of player moments!

Jen told him how stoked we are to be calling out Langers during a match again, and he said he agreed! So cool to have been there for the debut, and to see big Langers, champion and proud father too!

Go Hawks! On track for finals again this year, very exciting!

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