I got a buddy..... Thats how all my stories start of late, heres what I mean. So I got back from Dallas on a Monday night around 7:30 PM (6 days before Super Bowl). I got a call from Bob (the Buddy) about 7:45. He said, "Wanna go to the Super Bowl?" I laughed. Bob said, "If you have $1,800 dollars for round trip airfare I got 2 tickets to the game". I laughed again. He then explained how CBS who Bob works for had sent them 2 extra tickets that day. With Airfare being $1,800 round trip into New Orleans and hotel rooms around $2,500 a night there was no way anyone could put a last minute trip together. Ohhhh, but WE are not Anyone! Bob's boss told him if we could find away to Nola we could crash with him and could use the tickets so they didn't go to waste. Hotel....Check. Tickets...Check. We just had to get there. Then I told Bob to let me make a few calls. I called my Father in law who works for Delta. He couldn't get us into Nola, but He could get us buddy passes into Dallas. But from there we would have to get a car. Ahhhh you say, I was just in Dallas. Yes, I have an Aunt and Uncle there. I called my Aunt and begged to use her car for the weekend. So obliged. Flight.. Check Car...Check SUPER BOWL here we come..Check!!!!
Oh, I forgot about getting our wifes approval. Who am I kidding, Me and Bob have the best wifes ever...Check Check Check. They realized this was a once in a lifetime opportunity and were more than willing to allow this to happen.
I, as well as Bob have never been to a Super Bowl. We were just a bit Excited. It didn't feel real though. Way to good to be true. But operation Get to Nola was on.