Saturday, July 14, 2012

Rangers - Rough Riders - Cowboys - The Rest of Texas!

 Here's the last of Texas. We spent the last days in Arlington about 1 mile from the ballpark in Arlington - Home of the Texas Rangers. It's a very beautiful Ballpark, and we went there Friday morning to take some shots of the outside of it.

We picked up some tickets while we were there, and the guy told us it was a nearly sold out game. We ended up in the sun, where we pretty much didn't want to be, but things panned out.

Any ways, back to the Ballpark. The outside is my favorite part of it. Seems like the inside is pretty generic. The statue to the left is what they put up in honor of the guy who fell in the stadium last year and died. I think it's pretty cool that they honored him with this.

After we walked around, we went to the Team shop for the Dallas Cowboys. It was fun! We ended up buying Troy's birthday present!

 After we were done in Arlington We drove up to Frisco Texas with Laurel to see the Dr. Pepper ballpark which is home of the Frisco Rough Riders.

And this is as close as I got to the mascot in Frisco. 

It was actually kind of a miracle we got in to see the ballpark at all. We called to see if anyone would be there to let us in, no one called us back. The team shop was closed, but there was a random gate open in right field. So we walked through it and gave ourselves the tour. I mean, what were they going to do ? Ask us to leave? 

 We're glad we got in - it is such a cool Minor league ballpark. A few Major league teams could learn from these minor league guys!

 After Frisco we had a short time at the hotel, and then off to the Rangers game. I was very excited this picture turned out so well till I looked at it. HEY LADY GET OUT OF OUR PICTURE. I'll have to crop that.

Eric and I walked around the whole ballpark and then I wised up after my last run in with heat stroke that I should probably stay put for awhile, so while Eric explored the other levels, I hung out in our sunny seats.

 And YES - DON'T do the wave at baseball... it's just wrong!

 Bryan and Laurel joined us a bit later, and we had a great time at the game together!
 I love my little lady! We're so great at taking photos together!
 We soaked in every piece of vacation we weren't quite ready to leave yet. Normally our last pictures of our vacation we look so shelled and tired, these we look blissful I adore it.

 In the ever growing list of things that I love about my Sony Cybershot - IT HAS A FIREWORKS SETTING!
 I was VERY excited to try it out with the fireworks after the game!

 They turned out really cool. After the game we took a Taxi to the hotel and hung out awhile. Laurel and Bryan went home and we had plans to go to the Cowboy's stadium for a tour for our last day in Texas.
 Cowboys Stadium. What a Massive building! We paid $20 for the tour, and it was dollars well spent! Most tours of stadiums entail a guided tour, lots of facts, and frankly some of them are kind of boring.
 And, as much as I don't care about Cowboys football, it was enchanting to be able to play on their field. We had the "Self Guided" Tour, which means that you pay the money, walk in the building and go directly to the field, you may play, then the locker rooms for the Cowboys and cheerleaders are open for touring and the tunnel where they enter/exit the field is open at your leisure.  We played on the field for an hour or so and walked through the rest, but mostly we just had fun!

 (I love that guy)
 You could also opt to have a pro take your picture on the star in the middle of the field... we opted to NOT pay for that... For obvious reasons.
 Bryan is actually a huge Dallas Cowboys fan - he was having the time of his life! I would love to bring lil' Troy here, It would be his dream come true.

 Eric had a lot of fun making fun of the Cowboys - here's his T.O. Impersonation.
 It's going to be fun to see a game on TV at this stadium having sat on the 50 yard line.
 They station tour guides at every location, so if you have questions they can be answered. But every one we ran into wanted to tell us about the video score board... which is 7 stories tall and 46 yards long. It cost $5,000,000 than the old stadium the Cowboys used to play in. WTF.
 I wanted a nice picture of us in the end zone ... it didn't turn out how I envisioned it, but then this happened...
 That's his celebration dance.
 I didn't realize till now just how many pictures we took here, but like I said... we were having fun!
 You know, just chillin in the end zone, and on the player benches.

 Eric Creepin with the Cowboy cheerleader pom poms!

 Again with the mocking... Sorry people it's just what he does :)
 Then Laurel and Bryan started to mock too - here they are being Romo, fumbling the ball. hehehe.
 Best tour ever - They even have pro pads and jerseys set out for you to try on.

 This is where the Cowboys head out to play... It's kind of neat.
 Bryan and Laurel racing 100 yards... Look at that form on Bryan - He totally beat her!
 We had so much fun with you two in Texas - I really really love you, and really really miss you all ready, and I miss Texas too.
After the Cowboys Stadium we headed to Whole Foods to pick up a few last minute souvenirs, this blue grass band was playing, I can still hear their sweet tunes. I love the south. 

We hit the airport, and were home by 8:30. Our friend Jason had a car service pick us up, and we've never seen Aquaman so happy to see us!

Being home again was so bitter sweet - What a Trip!

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