Tuesday, September 8, 2009

What A Trip!!

We were lucky enough to get tickets to the BYU/OU game in the new Dallas Cowboys Stadium this last weekend. It is just an 8 hour drive from our home so it is a fun little jaunt. We had a total blast and the fact that BYU won made it all the more worthwhile. Our hotel was in Ft Worth so Saturday we went over to the Stockyards again to see the Texas Longhorns out for their morning walk. Their horns are just huge. The Stockyards also have a bunch of fun little shops and dining options.

 
Next we drove over to Dallas. We wanted to go see the Dallas LDS Temple and they had a fun museum called the Dallas Heritage Park. Had a bunch of old buildings from sometime in the 1800's. I just loved the darling little lilac home with the wrap-around porch. Its kind of like a glorified Pioneer Village. Mike and I thought it would be awesome to turn the whole village into a haunted house for Halloween.
 
And finally, the reason for the entire trip. This game was freakin' cool. I am a true-blue Aggie fan but I have to admit I was stoked that the Y actually pulled it off. It was such an awesome experience to be there.
 
Some facts about the stadium: 1. It has the largest domed roof in the world. 2. The center video board is 90 ft over the field and runs from 20-yard line to 20-yard line. It is 72 ft by 160 ft. 3. There are a total of 10 separate levels in the stadium. 4. It is the largest enclosed stadium in the NFL. 5. The Statue of Liberty could stand on the star in the middle of the field and the roof could close and never touch her flame.
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1 comment:

Jill said...

WOW!!! Love the facts about the new stadium! What a great game to be at!!! Looks like y'all have a fabulous time!