A little over a week ago, Karl called his Dad all excited. He had found out that the Chiefs would be in St.Louis to play the Rams, and--that his boss had season tickets, and--that he wasn't going to use the tickets and Karl could have them. The game was on Thursday September3rd.
Anybody who knows us, knows that we are all Chiefs fans, so that looked like a great opportunity for some of us to go. So Karl and Ron called around to the different brothers in Missouri, to see who could go--and of course everyone had to 'check their schedules' before they could answer for sure. [I had let them know last time they did something like this that if there were enough tickets, I wanted to go too!] Meanwhile, Karl found out he could get 2 more tickets from someone else. It wasn't long before the calls came in that everyone could go!
We [Kevin, Ron, and I] left here a little after 10:00 AM and headed an hour South and East to get Kirk, then an hour North and East to get Kris, stopped for a Subway sandwich and drink to eat on the way and headed East on I-70 to St.Louis. Made a couple of 'comfort stops' on the way and got to downtown St.Louis around 3:00PM to pick up Karl. We went for an early dinner, because we knew that the Cardinals were playing an afternoon game and we figured it would get busy in the restaurants when that game let out and also more people were coming in to town for the football game. Had a great dinner in a rather large facility. When we went in, there were about 2 other tables in use inside and 2 or 3 sidewalk tables, too. By the time we were finished with our leisurely dinner, the place was really filling up! We had strategized together and came up with a place to park that was not too far from a restaurant, or too far from the "Dome" where the game was played. The walk was easy for me [which was the point!] and the weather was great! We entered the Lumiere Casino from the road area where we parked and went by tunnel, using moveable sidewalks, under the busy highway and came out 1/2 a block from the Dome.! The gates opened at 5:30. Karl, Kris, Ron, and I had seats on the 30 yard line, seven rows up from the field. Kevin and Kirk had seats in the end zone,2nd section up from the field, and 3 or so rows up from the concourse. By the middle of the first quarter, we realized that there were a lot of empty seats around us so they came over and sat with us the rest of the game.
We had a lot of fun to gether. It was nice to see the interaction and be a part of it!
Some Favorites: Ron making a deal with Kevin to let Kevin drive to St.Louis. So that Ron wasn't too tired to drive back when all of them needed to sleep if they could, so they could get up to work today! Holding hands with Karl as we walked along the street toward the restaurant. Taking Kirk's arm so I could step down at the curb.Everyone sharing 'bites' of their different food choices at the restaurant. Kevin bringing his cane along for me to use if I needed it [thoughtful!]. Kris bringing along a 'mixed bag' of candy to share as we traveled.
Once we cleared the downtown area we had no traffic problems all the rest of the way home. We stopped once for gas, etc. By the time we made the rounds to take Kris and Kirk home and got to our house it was around 3 AM.[Kevin drove his car to our house and then had to wake up and drive home!] Ron had gotten coffee when we stopped for gas, and he really wasn't very sleepy. Plenty tired, though! We got to bed as soon as possible, and got up around 9:30 or so this morning Will admit that we have not really done much today! It doesn't help that the weather is dark and rainy! We'll probably have an early bedtime tonight!