Last weekend Isaac and I made an overnight trip to go see the Steelers play the Seahawks. We stayed with my sister Saturday night and drove to the game Sunday morning. We parked across the river and rode the boat across to the stadium. Isaac was impressed at how big it was. We entered the stadium at Gate A. Our seats, however, were in Beaver Falls.
Isaac got a cool face tattoo. Then we decided we’d find some food and, more importantly, water. Say hello (or goodbye) to twenty bucks:
Then we made our way slowly to our seats. It was a long walk. We got there a minute into the second quarter. Did I say it was hot? Holy cow, it must have been 95 degrees. We sat there for ten minutes. Isaac was dripping with sweat, so I suggested we find somewhere shady to watch the game. Isaac also got to see the Super Bowl trophies and the Great Hall.
I knew going in that I wasn’t going to see a lot of football. It turned out to be more of a sightseeing trip than anything. That was cool, we had a great time.
When the score went to 21-0 we headed back for the boat. We left the game and went straight home. Poor kid zonked out on the ride home. He walked all day long without complaining.
Isaac’s favorite animal is the tiger, so last year he told me he likes the Bengals. Well, going to that game last week changed everything. He now bleeds Black and Gold. Monday he didn’t have school (Columbus Day), and he printed out some coloring pictures that he then hung above his bed.
That week he drew a picture at school that says “Daddy! I like you because you watch football.”