The King and I left Yankee Stadium after the Pinstripe Bowl and we headed towards Columbus, Ohio to say farewell to another amazing year.
We drove to Brookville, Pennsylvania to spend the night.
Before we departed for Columbus we stopped off at the local post office in town. With our trip to Calgary coming up over President's weekend we needed to get our passports renewed in order to get across the border. Thankfully we found a little time to do so. After we finished we were both relieved.
Next stop Columbus, Ohio which was 260 miles away.
We drove just under four hours and we arrived in Columbus shortly after 4PM which put us in position to secure a pair of $10 tickets that were going on sale at 5PM.
The Blue Jackets put 250 tickets on sale 2 hours before every game. This time we were able to take advantage of this tremendous promotion.
The Blue Jackets were playing the Ottawa Senators to close out the calendar year.
It should be noted the first Blue Jacket game we saw was ten years ago against the Devils on New Year's Eve as well.
This was our fifth visit to Nationwide Arena, which happens to be a great place to see a game.
If you have been there yet I strongly suggest you get there. The arena is conveniently located right in downtown off the highway.
As for the game we saw, the Blue Jackets build a 3-0 lead until late in the second period when the Senators finally got on the scoreboard to make it 3-1.
In the third period, the Senators continued to apply the pressure and they wound up tying the game at three. They forced overtime. In the overtime session, they kept bringing the pressure but they missed out on their opportunities to win the game and then the Blue Jackets got a break and they went down the other end and they lit the lamp to come away with a 4-3 victory.
What a way to end the year.
Stay tuned as I recap our change in plans to start the New Year on New Years' Day.
Thank you for reading and following along.