Manny and I were excited to take Laura and Nick somewhere they had never been, introduce them to a few of our favorite restaurants, and take them to their first UND football game. And we were all excited for a little getaway! Our first stop in Flagstaff was at the Cracker Barrel, and it was a hit! We do love some good home cooking and that cute country store, especially the old-fashioned candy section!
We all had a blast at the game! I teared up as soon as I saw #45 in warm-ups and just about every time I saw my brother after that. Manny and Nick analyzed every play of the game, and Laura enjoyed people watching and learning all about the family sitting next to us!
I spent half the game figuring out from my seat how I was going to get to my brother, who told me to meet him at the bus, after the game. I'm a girl who needs a plan. I drove 5 1/2 hours to see him and nothing was going to get in the way of spending a few minutes with him and giving him a couple things to take back home. I decided if I couldn't easily get to him Plan A was to jump the railing onto the field and run across it to get to the bus. Plan B was to follow the bus to the airport and meet him there. No worries... I just followed the rest of the UND fans and we descended a million stairs down to the field to meet the players. Those stairs were not fun to climb back up but at least I didn't have to jump the fence. Most importantly...I made it to the bus!...and waited
After the team left, we had a little more eating to do so we finished the night at Buffalo Wild Wings! Nick and Laura loved it (as do we)..