Monday, January 2, 2012

Texas Trip - Part 1

We left Friday 12/23 on an 8pm flight to Dallas/Ft. Worth airport with excitement of warmer weather and thrilling times planned in our minds.  By the time we got to the rental car desk everyone was pretty tired from flying but still excited to see what car we would get and what our hotel room would look like.

Not our room, but similar
Once we got our rental car, Nissan Altima 2011, I was thinking how cool!  Much better than our minivan so we soaked it all up.  The neat thing about this car was that it was a keyless ignition, just push start and go.  How awesome is that?  Once we got to the hotel room, I wasn’t impressed with the size or quality of the room but we made the best out of the situation as we could.  We used Priceline and they match up the airfare, room, and car rental so this is what we got.

Saturday, Christmas Eve 12/24 we headed out towards Cowboys Stadium for the Cowboys/Eagles game.  Yea, yea I know they lost but it didn’t matter to us (much).  This was my daughter and my first trip to the new stadium.  The weather was pretty gloomy and kind of chilly but we still found the whole experience to be quite enjoyable.  After the security people opened the gates to let us in and after I was entering the stadium doors, I found myself overwhelmed with the size of the place.  What drew me in was the huge screen before my eyes, I was mesmerized and I seemed NOT to be able to take my eyes off of it.  It was different than any big screen in any other stadium I’ve seen before because it was high- def, which made for a much better detailed view. 

Tony #9
camera phones don't have the best zoom

Right before the game I bought a loaded nacho bowl that was so tasty and the portion was huge and worth the $9 to buy it.  We walked around the entire stadium and found many art pieces and a few cars on display along with a water fountain.  Man Jerry thought of everything.  Eventually we found our seats and began watching the big screen in front of us and the players on the field warming up. 
fuzzy pix
Unfortunately the Cowboys didn’t pull out a win on the day we visited but our family wasn’t too disappointed.  We tossed around the idea of going to the part of the stadium where the players walk through a hallway/breezeway type of thing to see if we could slap high-fives but I overruled that idea on account of us all being too tired and kinda cranky after the loss. 

We found our way back to the bus that brought us to our parked car blocks away and then we grabbed a bite to eat and back to the hotel for much needed rest. 
Stay tuned to my upcoming parts of my trip detailing my thrilling adventures of a jousting match, rural hospitals, real estate, and downtown views in the grand state of Texas.


  1. Looks like fun! What a great experience with your family! I think sometimes you can better deals with the actual hotels themselves, from my experience I have gone that route and saved more than what priceline or that other one offered.

    But the pic's make it all look really nice!

    1. When the Air, Hotel and Car are included it's different than just a hotel