It never fails, this time of the year my poor blog always becomes neglected. Between the twelve to fourteen hour days at work and the busy weekends, unfortunately the new posts get pushed to the back burner for a few weeks. But today I’m back, Hi Y’all, and we are talking about one of my favorite seasons of the year! :)
The days are getting shorter, the nights are getting cooler, and the leaves in the canyon are beginning to turn… this time of year can only mean one thing: Football Season!
As avid football fans we’ve crossed the country attending different games each year–from a bone-chilling birthday weekend in Indianapolis, to a bucket-list experience in Arlington, exploring the quaint college town of Athens, and attending a wild game in downtown Atlanta–we just can’t get enough of the stadiums, the beer, the game, and that electric atmosphere.
Our decision to attend a football game this season wavered throughout the spring and summer and as soon as we saw that our two favorite teams (the Colts and the Cowboys) were scheduled to play this year we were ecstatic! That is until the schedules were released and we saw that the game would be played the week of Christmas. Expensive flights, pricey hotels, busy holiday travel: No thank you!
While basking in the warm Hawaiian sun back in June I received an email alert about flights to Denver for less than $100 round trip. It just so happened that our Colts were playing the Denver Broncos in early September and visions of watching a football game in Mile High Stadium started floating through my mind. Leave it to me to try to plan a vacation while currently on vacation. I’m telling you–I have a problem ;-) I crunched a few numbers and ALMOST booked the airfare until I pulled up tickets to the game… Unfortunately ticket prices were MILE HIGH (see what I did there) ;-) and we were unwilling to pay more for nosebleed tickets in Denver than we did for tickets on Row 20 in Cowboys Stadium. The idea sounded crazy to me!
So for now, we are enjoying the football season with our dogs from the comfort of our front room. Hey, the beer is cheaper this way anyways. :) However, in the interest of full disclosure, I should mention that we didn’t book our fall football trip until October of last year so maybe we will change our minds after all.
Do you like football? Who’s your team?