Ahhh, what can I say but wahhhh, my Seahawks lost to Dallas. It’s not just a loss but a loss at home. This is a huge loss to the team and of course the 12th man (all the fans). I flew down from Whitehorse for the game and to see family and friends. Unfortunately, a few days before I left I stated to get a cold. By the time that I arrived I was full on dealing with a nasty fall cold. I landed in Vancouver on Saturday morning and spent the day blowing my nose and hanging out with my fabulous grandson Mason (although if you ask him these days, he is known as Spiderman). Sunday morning I was up and out of the house by 7 am to make the 2.5 hour drive to Renton, WA to pick up my friend Heidi and her husband Tony who have 4 season tickets for the Seahawks. I arrived just before 10 am as traffic wasn’t bad on the way down, especially that early in the morning. The clouds were low and it tried hard to rain but didn’t deliver until I was on my way home that evening.
The Amazing Spiderman (aka my amazing grandson Mason) October 2014
Heading in to some nasty looking weather. I5 Southbound at about 745 am
I have to say that though there are many amenities you can get in the big city that you can’t get in the north, I don’t miss the traffic and crazy drivers. I can get 10 miles in about 10 minutes in Whitehorse, but down south, that same 10 miles can take up to half an hour! No thanks. I’ll visit the south but this is officially my home for the next 15 years minimum. On my drive to Renton, I did happen to pass the new bridge that is being built to replace the Skagit River Bridge that a tractor-trailer hit last year. The bypass I was on looked like it was part of the old I5 Northbound lanes. There was no congestion in the area (thank goodness) and it would appear the bridge will be done soon. Click here for information on the new bridge. Although this DOT website states that it is complete, it was not when I passed by.
We drove from Renton, WA to Seattle for the game instead of taking the train. I was sick and had no desire to sit on a train with a bunch of people. Heidi and Tony know a good parking spot about 3/4 of a mile from Century Link Field. The cost; a whopping $30. If I hadn’t been sick I would have been pissed at how they gouge people on game day. They also regularly go to a little corner store that has a few tables inside and feeds fans on game day. What is unique about this little store is that you can go in and order a cheeseburger and fries and buy a 6 pack right out the fridge and sit down eat and open the 6 pack and drink it right at the table. Only in the good ole USA huh! I love it. The burger and fries were great and though we didn’t have time to suck back a 6 pack (and I was the DD), I enjoyed a nice cold Bud Light with my burger.
Century Link Field is an amazing place and when you at 65,000 fans, it becomes electrified. The noise was unbelievable and pumped up the team and fans alike.
Raising of the 12th Man Flag and the crowd goes wild!
As many people have pointed out on a variety of shows, the Seahawks have some of the best fans in organized sports. They are faithful, loyal, and stand behind their team always. I won’t say people were not disappointed on Sunday, because they were, but like me they look towards next week and the game ahead. That is really all a fan can do.
Here are a few photos from the game. I have to also point out, although we were up quite high all seats at a Seahawks game are good seats as far as I can see.
Heidi and I
Century Link Field
The Coin Toss
Lets Play Ball
Look at all those Fans
Well, that’s about it for the trip. Got back late Sunday night after a 3 hour drive in the rain and dark and sick but got to hang out with my grandson for a couple of days before I headed home to Whitehorse on Wednesday. Overall a fabulous trip that was fast and non-stop.
Yes, I am one of many 12s out there!