Sorry guys (and gals)..hadda share.
Back ground: Last Christmas eve, sitting at moms house drinking beer and watching the Detroit Lions beat up on the Chargers for their first trip to the playoffs in 2 decades my mom looks over and says "Wouldnt it be great to be there right now?" I said, "Yeah. What would be better is to be there on Turkey day." Thats was the beginings of a devious plan that took 11 months to come to fruition.
(Been a lifes long lions fan, been to MANY game sin the old Silver dome with my dad when i was younger...just NEVER on Turkey day...we were always in the UP hunting deer)
On July 10th 2012 (14th anniversary of my dads death) mom calls. We do the annual chat about how we miss the old man...the she says "Never guess what did today." I say; ""what did you do today" (thinking "What in the bloody hell did you do THIS time woman.") She says; "I decided we are ALL spending thanksgiving together as a family." I say; "ok" (thinking "Oh good christ, we (all of us) NEVER get together on thanksgiving as a family) She says, "OH, i didnt mention what we were having for our feast." I say, "What are we having for our feast?" She says, "Hot dogs!" I say " HOTDOGS!?!?" She says, Oh i guess i didnt mention WHERE we were having said feast." I say "Where are we eating this scrumptious (with much facetiousness as i HATE tube steak) feast?" She says, "FORD FIELD BABY BOY!! Tickets for turkey day game went on sale today and got ALL of us a ticket." (Some divine intervention here as tickets went on sale at 10 a.m. and were completely sold out for this game in 5 minutes!!)
So I was up @ 0300 and on the road @ OH420 for Detroit Thanksgiving morning. Drove thru pea soup like fog more than half the 200 miles. Get into detroit as the sun is coming up to find my route to the motel blocked by a marathon and then a parade. Found a place to park, paid extravagant coin for said parking, then hoofed it thru dubious (at best) surroundings, thinking to myself (and kicking myself) the whole time "Stupid i KNEW i should have grabbed the 1911 and spare mags instead of this damn PF-9 pea shooter!"
But other than the damn Refs robbing us and giving the texans a TD they didnt deserve it was a GREAT TIME!!
For all the adversity to pull it off and make it happen. It was well worth it!
These two HAPPY campers are the co-conspirators...
Youngest boy...should have gotten a pic of him in his "Megatron" shirt. He wasnt sure about this whole thing. He wasnt, i repeat WASNT a big football fan. Houston errr i mean Detroit we have a convert!
Yep, i was "that" guy...
Ironic that he missed the game winner in OT from this spot?
[In a word....DISAPPOINTING
Youngest getting a relaxing and MUCH anticipated and well deserved swim in at the end of the day.