Cotton Bowl

The Trinity River running along the western ed...

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 Anyone who tuned in to last night’s Cotton Bowl game knows that, at least from the perspective of Texas A & M fans, it started well and then fell apart in the second half.

But, Adventure Guy and I had a great drive to Big D (seen at right during a much greener time of year), complete with an interesting book on tape to while away the hours.  We took an impromptu limo ride to the game with friends, had great seats, and got to see “Jerry World” up close and personal.  That in itself proved quite an experience, especially the hike from one side of the stadium to the other in order to get our tickets at will-call. And, yes, that’s right.  The Cotton Bowl did not actually take place at The Cotton Bowl. Instead the teams took the field at Cowboy Stadium. For the record, I missed the State Fair corn dogs of my youth.  Somehow, the option of a black bean burger or a Kobe beef BBQ sandwich just didn’t pack the same “game day” punch.

 But the stadium?  Oh, my! Some shots that hopefully capture a bit of the scale…

We capped off our trip with lunch today at Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen.  It felt a bit traitorous to eat Cajun food so soon after a loss to a horde of Mardi Gras bead-wearing Louisianans, but I can’t pass up the opportunity for the best-ever lobster bisque and my favorite fish  with Pontchartrain sauce and dirty rice.  Better yet, we made it home before the impending winter weather, and I still have all day tomorrow to both relax and get the Christmas decor stored for another year.

All said, I can’t complain.  And, on the football front, there’s always next year!


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