What an absolutely beautiful late summer day in Foxboro! I won’t say it was too hot, because that will bring the cold weather in faster than anyone wantsbut we were all quite warm but the beer was cold, so all was well.
We started out early-about 815am to get to the stadium for some quality tailgating time, and were rewarded with little traffic and good parking. Met up with Oliver and Caitlyn and we shared bounty and brews. (No brews for me since I was working on 3 hours sleep, after a 4 hour drive from the Cape Saturday night)
Pre-game ceremonies included men and women from the New England area national guard who re-upped, even after serving in either Operation Enduring Freedom or the ITO; When Lee Greenwood’s Proud to be an American was played I well and truly lost it, as it’s one of Morgan’s very favorite songs, and all I could think about what she is going thru in Iraq now. A special flyover of 3 F15′s almost made me fall over–being so high in the stadium the sound was immediate and amplified beyond imagination.
One second later, they were directly overhead!
Our seats are at the VERY top–the above image shows there’s not much protection from sun, snow, rain, or planes! Thankfully it remained sunny–very sunny all day. And the concrete behind us made for a make-shift pillow a couple times. Below is the opposite view of the beautiful stadium. Start from the left, count 4 sections, and those guys at the top row would be us.
The extent of Tom Brady’s injury won’t be determined until Wednesday–and would be a blow to the organization, but Matt Cassel pulled us thru a nail-biter!
Thank you Sara and Barney and Bill for making it a great day!