Monday, September 01, 2008

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It was just one of those days today, that start off with sun in the morning, a bit cool because it is the end of summer, but quickly warming up. We left for Granby in the morning, to go to Jean-Alexandre's tournament. Today his team was playing in the semi-finals and from there, either moving on to the game for the gold orthe game for the bronze.

In the first half of the game, the Celtix (our team) scored 4 points one of which Jean-Alexandre, although he plays defense, way in the back (11 on a field), managed to put in. Noone scored in the second half. So we were happily on our way to the game for the gold.

Within the first 10 minutes of the first half, the Celtix scored 3 points. When you have 11 on a field, you have the option of mixing up your formation. For example you can have 4 defense (last line) 3 demi (middle line) and 4 offence (first line - the ones who score most of your goals). You can also have 3 defense, 4 demi and 4 offence... or whatever. The coach of the other team put FIVE defense to stop the Celtix.

The boys still managed to put one more in late in the second half, which brought the score to 4-0. WE WON GOLD!!!

To end the day just right, we drove home, and decided to make a detour to the apple orchards. We had fun picking apples in the still warm late-afternoon sunshine, and lo and behold, 4 hot-air balloon teams appeared in the field just in front, and started blowing up their balloons. We got to watch them go up in the air, while snacking on apples, plums, blueberries, apple donuts and some apple juice.

Definitely a beautiful day.