Sunday, November 6, 2016

South African friends visit

When Josh and I were on our cruise over the summer, we made friends with the Park West Gallery auctioneer and his fiance. Wouter and Tineke are from South Africa and were on the Carnival Breeze until October, when their contract was up. 

On the cruise, we were chatting about various things and the subject of football came it. It just so happened that the day their contract ended was the same day of a home game for the Texans. Josh offered to take them to their first ever American football game. 

We were excited, but it was 4 months away. Fast forward 4 months and October 16 was finally here. 

At 7am we left to go pick them up from the Starbucks at the port in Galveston. We brought them back to our house to chill by the pool. We drove around our neighborhood on our golf cart showing them the subdivision. 

The guys went to Academy while the girls took naps. Then we took them for lunch at the Wursthaus and then got dressed for the game. 

We got there a bit early so that they could experience the outside activities. 

Then we ran into some other cruising friends of theirs and spent some time with them for a while. 

The game was a nail biter...but we won. And the best part, was we were able to go onto the field after the game...just the 4 of us. I have never been on a football field like that before. It was amazing and surreal. 

I'm so glad they were able to come with us. It was so much fun!

Clute Intermediate Band Night at the Brazoswood game

Since Caleb is in Symphonic band this year, his group gets to go to band night at the high school. 

He had such a great time!

They played both in the stands and on the field. He is so proud to be a member of the band!

Houston Texas preseason games

We had two preseason games scheduled at NRG. 

It was the first time we would be able to see our seats, experience the Chairman's Club, and get ready for the season. 

Our PSL's are in the Chairman's Club, which is basically a side entrance by the Ford entrance on the ground level. Once the doors open, there is a red carpet that leads to a service elevator, ready to take all the fans to the club level 7. 

I was concerned that we were going to be so high up, but once we saw it, I wouldn't want to be anywhere else. 

Getting off the elevator, they put wrist bands on us and give us the fan signs of the day. We get free Game Day magazines and the food is ready to go. Each week there is a different menu, all of it included in the price that we paid for the PSL's. It ranges from brisket and sausage to pulled pork sandwiches shrimp po boys. They also have unlimited nachos, hot dogs, peanuts, peanuts, popcorn, sodas, and salad bar. It was worth it!

Our seats are quite roomy. Our knees and legs aren't bumping into the person in front of us, and we have an aisle seat. The people around us have been quite nice and we are super happy to be there. 

We look forward to making more memories while watching our beloved Texans!!!!