I apologize for the late blog, But I am sure all of you can understand things happen.
I had posted earlier about this thanksgiving day and that I won a trip from a radio station and that I would never forget it. Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I would have the trip OF A LIFETIME!!!! I am still on cloud 9 and will not have a voice for about a week. As far as the game goes, had we not spotted the Saints 17 points in the first quarter we MIGHT have pulled that win off. As far as my thanksgiving day at the game, allow me to fill you in on a day that I will be giving thanks for, for the rest of my life.
Not only did I get to fly to Dallas, I was put in a resort for the duration of my time there. Something I have never experienced before and it was amazing as well. Thanksgiving morning I had my alarm set to wake up at 8 but was out of bed by 630. Time could not go by fast enough for the bus ride to the stadium. Once we got there, we made it just inside the doors and waited for our contact person. Well she shows up and gives us these orange wrist bands and says, you will need these when you meet Keith Urban and when you GO ONTO THE FIELD AT HALF TIME!!!!!! My jaw just dropped. As we walked down the hallway towards the elevator, I was amazed at the stadium. How huge it was, the way it was built, just everything about it. As the elevator doors open, I look out and 200 feet in front of me is the field. I realize I am on field level, in the miller light suite behind the opposing teams bench.
I was in awe of the size of the stadium. We soon went back and did our meet and greet with Keith Urban, which was the highlight of my wife’s day. One thing that was shocking to me was the Saints fans that were at the game. It had to be at least 60 40. Almost as many Saints fans as Dallas fans. 5 minutes before half time we get prepared prepared. As the clock ticks down towards the half my heart beats faster and faster. The teams leave the field and here I go.
As I am walking toward the field I stop and take a picture with my phone of my first step onto the field. I think my heart even skipped a beat. Keith is performing his halftime show and I am standing just to the front right of him. All the other people on the field are singing and dancing to his music, I am just standing there in shock. I cannot believe I am standing on the 40 yard line. As he finishes his song and they take the stage off of the field. Everyone has to walk across to the other side to leave the field.
I SEIZED THIS MOMENT!!!!!
I took off and said, He’s at the 40 the 30 the 20 HE COULD GO ALL THE WAY, crossing into the end zone TOUCHDOWN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I ran across the end zone went to the the helmet in the end zone and bent down and kissed the star in the middle of that helmet.
What a day this has become for me. More than I could have ever dreamed of. The game ended and unfortunately the Cowboys came out on the losing end. But for me it was the best losing Cowboys day ever. We walked to the elevator and waited for it to come down. When the doors opened, Once again my mouth dropped as I said OMG that’s Troy Aikman. I stretched out my hand and he shook it as he walked by. A simple how you doing is all the words that were exchanged between us. But that was more than enough. As we came up the elevator we turned right and I realized that I had taken a turn down a hallway that I had never seen before. Could this day get any better?? I just turned and walked down the hall (wall) of fame. Pictures painted on the wall of past cowboys and legends that made the cowboys who they are today.
I left the stadium and got onto the bus with a smile on my face and a memory that will never go away!!!!
I hope I have not bored you all with my story but I had to share my experience. Hope you enjoy the pics!!!