Going to see a live football game is always such a great time!
And it’s even better when they WIN, too. That’s 2-0 for my Jets, baby!!
I’ve been lucky enough to be able to go to quite a few Jets games in my lifetime, thanks to my dad now being a season ticket holder, and a diehard Jets fan for as long as I can remember.
This morning, Jay and I met my parents nice and early to hit the road to travel down and get set up to tailgate before the game. You guys know how I feel about tailgating and all…it’s the best part! Luckily, we got in no problems, got ourselves a spot, and got set up right away.
^^That picture there is how far away we were from the stadium. It was fantastic.
Since the game started at 1pm and we got there early, we planned on our first tailgating adventure for the day to be breakfast. Because I mean, hey, why not?
My dad packed up his trusty tailgating grill along with lots of the breakfast tailgating essentials: homefries, sausage, bacon, eggs, and bagels. All to make none other than…
Bacon, egg, and cheese bagel sandwiches, of course!
I opted for bacon over sausage on my bagel sandwich, along with some homefries. It was quite tasty.
Shortly after we finished up breakfast, we packed up the car to head in to our seats.
You know, for as many games as I’ve gone to, the amount of people still amazes me. Can anyone spot a familiar face creepin’ in the picture below??
Finally, we made it!
Thankfully, the sun started to shine shortly after we arrived at our seats and the temperature felt like it had to of jumped 20 degrees. All of us were pretty chilly while we were sitting and tailgating in the parking lot; but it got super warm while we were sitting in our seats.
But really, I’m not complaining; it was probably the warmest day that I’ll get to experience for quite a few months now…fall is right around the corner, and it’s coming quick!
Before we knew it, the game was getting started.
And then the Flight Crew came out (aka, the cheerleading squad) which, of course, both Jay and my dad had to pay extra close attention to.
They’re a couple of hams, I’ll tell ya.
Once the game was over, and the Jets had their victory (WOOT WOOT!) we headed back down to the parking lot for tailgating, round 2.
Oh that’s right. We don’t mess around!
This time, it was a mix of burgers, hot dogs, and chicken sausage on the grill, along with some of my pasta salad. Mom also made some of her homemade Chex Mix after getting a special request from her favorite daughter.
This stuff is addicting. Like, REALLY addicting. I ate a lot of it.
I snagged a chicken sausage from the grill along with some pasta salad, too.
And then, of course, there was dessert. Remember yesterday when I said that I had to bake a batch of cookies before heading out to Oktobeerfest? Well, I DID have the time to make them, and I’m so glad I did.
These Chocolate Butterscotch Cheesecake Cookies are one of my favorites.
They honestly get softer the longer they sit, so by today, they were basically at the melt-in-your-mouth stage. I stopped counting how many I ate after 5…and I don’t really want to think about it either.
Once we finished up tailgating #2, we packed it up and hit the road…BUT…the fun for the day wasn’t over YET. Look at where I convinced my dad to stop!!
We had to make it a quick stop, so I ran in just to stock up on a couple of my favorite snacks (we also made sure to pick up a couple of their pizza doughs, since they’re amazing).
Talk about a great day.
Heck, talk about a great weekend! There was definitely lots of fun happening this weekend, and I am now officially beat. I’ll be happy to get back to the grind tomorrow, along with some regular eating too…I’m actually looking forward to having a couple vegetables back in my life!
I hope everyone had just as great of a weekend, whether it was busy and on-the-go, or relaxing and peaceful.
Questions for the Evening:
What was the highlight of your weekend?
Was yours busy or more relaxing?