Thursday, August 28, 2014

Go Niners!

I forgot to post about our awesome Sunday!  Jon was given some fantastic seats (in a suite within the Owner's Club!) for the Niners vs. Chargers game this past Sunday.  So, my parents graciously babysat the boys so that we could make the game!  We had two other friends, Jarrod (a huge Niners fan) and Eric (a lover of wine and food) with us as well.  :)

My phone died a few minutes after the start of the game, so I didn't get too many pics of the big day, but we had tons of fun.

This was the SECOND game (pre-season) ever, at the new Levi's Stadium, so there were a few kinks the staff were still working out.  Like, the fact that Will Call (where we needed to pick up our tickets) was NOWHERE NEAR any of the entrance lines to get in.  And, what made matters worse, was that the attendants you'd encounter every 20 feet gave you a different set of directions than the previous ones, on how to get there.  :(  We finally found a nice security guy willing to escort Jon through security and across (inside/past the security gates) to the Will Call area.  Phew!

That actually gave me time to wait in ANOTHER line to leave my purse in the bag check in - since apparently NFL has started implementing a NO BAG rule to all games!!  I had no idea (but let's be fair, the last football game I went to was probably when I was about 10, at Candlestick).... and since we had taken the light rail (public transit) to get to the stadium, I couldn't just run back to the car and leave my purse there.  :(

My three handsome dates for the day!

But, once we got in, and found the Owner's Club (and our suite), boy did we have an amazing time!!  Of course, who wouldn't?!?  We were set up with the first of the first class!  Several food stations, all filled with amazing (gourmet) all you can eat food.  Several bars, wherever you turned, with a number of wonderful beer and wine selections to your liking.  And desserts/coffee galore!  We all decided this is how everyone should enjoy a good football game.  HA!  ;-)

Here's a quick pic of the corridors (it was SO nice and fancy!!).  Suites are all lined up on the right, facing the field of course.

Looking the other way now, suites are on the left but you can see the food/wine station and eating areas on the right (of this pic).

Here's our awesome view.... (but we also noticed that it seems like every seat in the stadium has a nice view actually)

One of the highlights of the game wasn't actually the game itself - but something that happened to me!  We four were sitting together at a high table next to the glass railing, watching the game, when I saw an object - what I thought was a big bird - flying straight for me.  I ducked but still felt a light "landing" on my head.  I thought the bird had pooped on me - but NO, in fact, it was a GINORMOUS MOTH!!  Who decided to land on the side of my head (perched on my sunglasses?) to just HANG OUT.

He sat there for A. LONG. TIME.  Just enjoying the shade (I guess) and the chatter around - since everyone (not just of our party but of several parties around us) had to click pics of the big moth and debate on whether it was actually a moth or a butterfly (everyone finally decided on moth, what do you think?).  It wasn't until I asked Jon to shoo it away (I couldn't actually see it and didn't really want to FEEL it), that he left!!

So funny.

Jon may root for the Chargers, but Jarrod and I bleed red and gold  ;-) 

Other than that, we ate, drank and visited with Jon's vendors (who had comped us the tickets), and met up with a couple of other good friends who were in the area (one was in another suite, another who works for the Niners, came up to visit us for a bit).

Jon and I don't get to do "adult" things very often these days, but when we do, they are always really fun!  :)   Thanks to my parents and Jon's vendors for allowing us to enjoy the day!

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