Sunday, February 17, 2013

. . . futbol, not football

Last year Keith and I went to a soccer game and were lucky enough to have friends in town to go with us. It was our first European futbol game and we've been saying ever since that we want to go to another game! With the impending departure of our close friends Lindsey and Josh, we decided we needed to take advantage and make it a double date night before they left town. Turns out we were able to score tickets to the same exact game we saw last year -- PSV vs. Den Haag.

We decided to order pizzas for dinner and stay at home to get the boys ready for bed before our sitter came to stay with them. Everything went smoothly and we headed to the stadium with plenty of time to get our tickets and scope out some cool gear in the merchandise shop. The ticket package we got comes with vouchers for merchandise and food or drinks inside the stadium, so we all got a little something, including t-shirts for each of the boys at home.

Then it was time to head inside . . . our seats were on the second level, same as the last game we went to, but I must have blocked it from my memory because getting to our seats was ridiculous! We had to climb a staircase at least ten stories, I kid you not. Maybe more. By the time we got up to our seats we were huffing and puffing! It was a very cold and rainy night, but the stadium is awesome in that you can't have a bad seat in the house. Lucky for us we were close to the rooftop heaters so we stayed (fairly) warm. We still had our coats on, but it could have been worse. Unfortunately for us there were no nuts on top of our beer this time around. Boo. : (

The game was a lot of fun, and PSV scored in the first half. But it was the last part of the second half that was most exciting . . . PSV scored six more goals in the last fifteen minutes or so -- it was crazy! Every time they got the ball they would score -- it was so fun to witness!

At the end of the night we had chilly walk back to the car and made it home to sleeping boys -- it was a fun night for sure and one we won't easily forget!


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