Thursday, January 1, 2009

Arizona Trip!

Jon and I just got back from a vaca to AZ, with WAYDE (must EE-nun-cee-ate) and his cousin Jesse to watch the Seahawks play their last game of this not-so-great season. We lost, but it was still an awesome trip! We paid big moola to get seats at the 2nd row right at the tunnel where the players come in and out of...and it was worth it! We got to shake all their hands, and they gave us a bunch of their gloves that they wore during the game...nothing like putting on a sweaty Seahawks glove!! That's a true fan!! We vowed to never wash our hands again. I'm not entirely sure who's glove I have, but I'd like to think it was Kerney (even though he wasn't playing, and I don't even think he was there) I can dream....
Back to reality. The game and the whole quick weekend was a blast! We've decided to go back every year and watch the Hawks' play in AZ in those same seats! (our goal is to see the Seahawks play at least once at all their away games) So we're thinking (somewhere new) & Arizona each year. Here's some photos from our fun weekend:

On our way to AZ
Totally Wayde's favorite movie!
Bro's. Apparently Jon wasn't in on the "pose" for this picture

We went to a super yummy seafood restaurant our first night that was right by our hotel. CHEERS!
We all ate frog legs! It was actually good...just can't think of the cute little froggies...
Group Shot
We had breakfast at Margaritaville. This place is called Westgate Center (I think) and it's so nice because the stadium is pretty much in the desert in the middle of nowhere, and they built this town center type place right next to it. Tons of good restaurants & bars. Even at like 1am it's all bright and seems like day time.

Breakfast of Champions (or Vacationers)

The stadium was really cool!

I'm pretty sure Mo Morris (#20) was looking at Jon thinkin' "thanks bro for wearing my jersey"
Classic WAYDE (or SSWAYDE) (or Euro-WAYDE) shot
OK, so we almost didn't get into the game because of my purse. Apparently it was too big. (12x12 is the max) I think mine is like 13x14. The guy at the gate was like "sorry", you have to go put this in your car..."well I'm from Seattle and that's where my car is, I just took a 20 min cab ride here from my hotel" his advice, "sorry, maybe see if one of the tailgaters out there will hold it for you"...OK, started to freak out a little, we talked to a manager outside who said the same thing. We are like, we paid a ton for these tix and have no car? this is my purse and my carry on. And it's not that big! Jon went in and found some other manager who decided only because I happen to have my medication bottle in there that we could go in, but he put a special tag on my purse that I had to keep on! lol, pretty funny. He did say that if that med. wasn't in there, he wouldn't have let us in. Jon seems to think otherwise...glad we didn't have to take it that far.
Umm, I don't think so dude, that is a Seattle thing!
This was a good moment during the game!
Trying to get down to see the player leave, they have it all blocked off...

Good times
WAYDE rode the bull! He was the only one out of our group who did it, and he did it about 5 times!

Can you tell these two are related! Hope they don't check this blog. This was on the plane ride home...Jon and I are so mean!


Beth Zarling said...

That looks like so much fun. Maybe one season J and I can go.

Stacy O said...

How fun!!! How cool that you guys got the player's gloves. Great pictures too.

Rachel said...

Scott is sooooooooooooooooooo jealous!! Looks like so much fun! Glad you had a good time and a mini-vaca. We have the same green hat... :)

Lacey said...

Oh my gosh, I am sooooo jealous!! I wish I could have gone. What great seats!!! It looks like you all had a blast!!