The big event this week, was my second trip to a pre-season game at Lambeau Field in Green Bay.
We went a few years ago, but that was with tickets from our brother-in-law. This time, we used our new season tickets! Jim had been on the waiting list for 27 years! We are in section 740, way up by God! (it is noted that we are interested in an upgrade).
We started our adventure by going to Kohl's Department Store. It was raining there; so much for fixing my hair! The customer service department was holding an NFL Green Bay Packer polo shirt for my husband. We picked that up, then went to Walmart to pick up some meds, ate at Sub-way, picked up our son from work, went home, quick changed and left for the game.
Jim has a co-worker who owns a field near Lambeau for parking. It is only about two blocks from the stadium, but our gate is on the opposite end of the stadium, so it was a bit of walking. I wore my #12 Rogers jersey, and told Jim to hold my hand or he would be going home with the wrong #12!
We started ascending the escalators. After two, I was getting dizzy, so we took the elevator. Level seven is as high as it gets. I am afraid of heights! It was a steep climb up the steps to our seats, lucky row number 13! As I got in my seat. I hung onto the arm for dear life, kept my eyes closed and as I imagined being stuck like this for the next three hours, a few tears rolled down my cheek. Jim kept saying that I would get used to it, and after some time, I did. Phew! One poor lady left, walking sideways down the steps with her eyes closed, hanging on tightly to the railing, while her friend led her down. I guess I'm not the only one who is afraid of heights!
|Up by God!|
|Sitting with my honey.|
The thing with a pre-season game is that it doesn't count! It consists mostly of third and fourth string players that are applying for a job with any team from the NFL, so I didn't know the players. I also don't know much about football, so kept asking Jim questions. It was difficult without having the TV or radio announcer giving you the play by plays. (You mean I have to pay attention?).
Still, it was an experience. My favorite part of the game, was when a college grad sang The Star Spangled Banner and the fireworks went off from the stadium!