So here we are leaving the Edmonds Ferry Terminal. It was timed nicely with us being one of the last three cars allowed on. Way to go Hubster! There are not other pictures of the drive as I was busily knitting on my Jaywalkers (yes again) and he was trying to tune out the constant conversation. I'm not sure why he can completely tune me out, but hasn't perfected tuning out Mom yet. Go figure. So once we get to the designated spot in Port Orchard we determined the "kid" wasn't there and went to eat. By the time we had eaten and made it back she had arrived with her buddies.
This one is of Jess and her friend Shorty. And yes, we did surprise her. Most of her friends knew we were coming, but they never let on to her.
Can you tell we're related? Oh, and the guy at the right hand side of the picture had his hair cut like Wolverine from the X-Men. It was cool, but he was no Hugh Jackman.
Did I forget to mention why the "kid" drove up with her friends from Oregon? Oh yeah, well seems they're all part of a Roller Derby team called the Rockin Roulettes and there was a bout in Port Orchard for them that night. Jessie's not a member of the team yet, but her girlfriend is and Jess is friends with them all. Here they are at the call out at the beginning of the bout.
Jessie's girlfriend "Scrambled Legs" aka Draven. We had a blast at the bout. Just reading everyones derby name, looking at the costumes and generally laughing our butts off, let alone the fun cheering on the girls! It's definitely a spectator sport. Everyone was getting into it and even Mom said she had a great time.
Towards the end of the first half of their bout, Scrambled Legz took an elbow to the face (an illegal move, btw.). Just before the beginning of their second half, the EMT's decided she needed to go to the hospital as she was still nauseous and a bit dizzy. We had already decided we were going to have to cut out early so we could catch the ferry in time; so we left just as Jess was taking her to the hospital. We called her when we got home to find out that she had a CT scan to make sure she was ok. This can be a dangerous sport. A follow up call the next morning advised us she was fine, but I'm sure she had a head ache.
Ok, since then we've become a bit Roller derby obsessed. There are a few teams in the area and we went last night to a bout at Edmonds C.C. to watch the Jet City Rollergirls bout it out. What a hoot! To make it even better, two players that skated with the Rockin Roulettes where there on the Axles of Annihilation team. It was cool to see familiar faces again! I'm sure we'll be at another bout next month. ;)
* The asterisk in the title is an idicator that the hubster used this title for a blog post as well. However, it should be noted that the title was taken from the stamp they inked our hands with at the door, and my post is better so neener, neener neener. VBG
Edited to correct spelling and derby team info.