Since 2002-03, I've conducted a small personal project: each year, I visit at least one new NHL rink and one new Major League Baseball stadium. At first, this wasn't too hard; I was a young single renter with cheap tastes in day-to-day living expenses, jobs that didn't set up too many obstacles to using vacation time (or even working flex time to cover a Friday afternoon flight), plenty of open checkboxes on the stadium/arena checklists within short range, and, at one point, an apartment 10 minutes from IAD and an office 15 minutes by Metro from DCA. Much of that has changed over the past few years, including clearing most of the low-hanging fruit. Occasionally, though, I get to relive past glories. And so, when the NHL schedule came out and put the San Jose Sharks in Edmonton and Calgary back-to-back one October weekend, I secured permission and scraped together the last of my significant FF balances to defray the cost of a grand solo adventure*: Friday: CHO-YYC Saturday: drive YYC-YEG; Sharks at Oilers Sunday: drive YEG-YYC; Sharks at Flames Monday: YYC-CHO How would this go? Tune in and find out. [*]: My wife wants no part of this craziness.