Sunday, January 10, 2010

Wrestling Weekend

Mr. Macchiato took Friday off, we went to Double Shot's school at noon, loaded up with wrestlers and then we headed out in a caravan of SUV's and minivans to a wrestling tournament several hours away. Or... "out to the goons" as Double Shot would say.

All the boys stayed in the loft of the gym that the tournament was being held at and the parents got hotel rooms. Mr. Macchiato and I had our choice of eating at the bowling alley with the kids, the gas station Subway, or a little what we thought was a Mexican restaurant. We chose the little restaurant.

What an incredible restaurant! It is actually an Uruguyan Grill. All of the food is cooked on a wood fired grill and it is fascinating to watch.

I am ashamed to say I ate this entire steak. Oh my goodness!!!

Mr. Macchiato got this mixed meat platter. He ate every bit as well. Dinner was pretty expensive but at least it was excellent in every way!
Wrestling tournaments are pretty crazy. There can be a lot of changes and they often start late and run long. We went to bed pretty late.


The boys looked pretty bad in the morning. It was very uncomfortable in the gym because they guys had all their gear thrown all over the stands and we kind of had to perch in the middle of it. It was like having to hang out in my son's room all day... only worse. If that is even possible.

Some kids would just crash right where they were. It was crazy!

Double Shot lost his matches so we decided to go walk around town. Westcliffe, Colorado is basically a main street. The views are incredible!

We ended back up at the restaurant we ate at the night before. We could not help ourselves.

We both ordered the London Broil salad. This salad cost $7.00 and was it ever worth it!
Sadly, the restaurant is for sale. The owner and cook is a young gal that is getting married and moving to New York. I can't imagine the same quality being maintained with different owners but... you never know. We fell in love with this place.

It is really a tiny little restaurant... very quaint.

On Friday we overheard some people ordering what they wanted when they came in next week. It reminded me of that show Cheers.

If you know anyone looking to invest in something like this... the information is right in this picture!

I loved this statue of an old barefoot cowboy reading!

This little Bed & Breakfast is for sale too... Actually, half the town is for sale. Sign of the times I suppose.

This picture was taken from up in the loft where the boys slept and where mat #3 was located. One of our guys was wresting downstairs and a friend of Jacob's was getting ready to wrestle up there. During his match he was picked up... when he fell to the ground both bones in his left forearm snapped. We all heard it.
Just half an hour earlier one of our wrestlers was taken to the hospital in an ambulance. Another ambulance was called. The boy rides with us often to these things and his father was not at the tournament (it is just the two of them) so we followed the ambulance...

It took an hour to get to the hospital in Pueblo...

The other wrestler from our team was just down the hall. He had gotten his neck wrenched pretty bad. He checked out good though and they released him after a couple hours. We went out to dinner with him and his Dad after the other boy's Dad got there.

Sometimes you don't even need an x-ray to know that a bone is broken and this was definitely one of those times!

When we left the hospital they were waiting for the orthopaedic surgeon to come look at him. The main doctor felt he needed surgery.

After we had dinner we returned to the hospital to check on them and got a laugh out of where they told us he'd been transferred to at the ER window. This kid weighs 170 lbs and benches 250 lbs. He wasn't there though... he was in surgery. We went to the waiting room and visited with his Dad for a bit before we headed home.
The surgery went well and he was released from the hospital Sunday night.
This was one of those weekends that was so jam packed that I need a day to recuperate! I'm not going to get it though. OY.


Trisha said...

Wow - your weekend was packed with action! I am glad to hear that the wrestler with the broken arm is doing okay - that looked like a nasty break!

Flea said...

Ow! Ow! Ow!

That steak looks killer good. I'm jealous. :)

Seriously? Hanging out with MULTIPLE sweaty teenage boys? Does your nose still work?

Oklahoma Granny said...

You sure know how to have an action packed weekend. The little restaurant looks so cozy and inviting. I hope someone will buy it and keep the good food coming. I must say that bed & breakfast looks so lovely. I hope it finds the perfect owner really soon too.

claudia said...

Hmmm...I always wanted to own a restaurant. I just don't think I have enough energy to run one.
Glad you are back home and resting. Your weekend looks like too much action packedness for me!

Kathy said...

WOW what a weekend. What a wonderful variety. Loved the mountains, the town for sale, the food, the restaurant, the sports, not so much the injury. So, these teenage atheletes can just snap one anothers arms in half? OY! Thanks for taking us along with you.