Friday, May 16, 2008

Weekend in Houston

Sarah and I finally had our first big road-trip with Sawyer. We drove all the way down to Houston (okay it really isn't that far, but it was the first time we were in the car for more than 3 hours.)

I am happy to report that Sawyer is really a great car rider. On the way down he slept the entire 4 hours we were in the car, and he kept himself occupied when he wasn't sleeping for the trip back. Sarah and I had a great time visiting our friends who just recently moved to the Houston area. Thelma and Jeremy have a beautiful new home and they were gracious enough to host us even though they were still in the process of unpacking.

The highlight of the weekend for me was going to my first professional soccer league game. Jeremy was able to get tickets to see the Houston Dynamo play the Colorado Rapids. The entire game experience was awesome. The Dynamo got their first win of the season and we were seated on the center touchline. I honestly can't think of a better way to spend a Saturday night. Here are a couple of pictures from the night.

Dynamo coming on to the field. In the background you can see the "Texan Army" which is the main supporters group. They were singing and chanting then entire game, as well as constantly throwing toilet paper on the opposing goalie the entire second half. How can you not love this game?

US National Pablo Mastroeni (number 25) - he is particularly hated in Houston. I don't really know why, but the fans never let up harassing him, and when he was temporarily injured near the end of the game he was booed heavily.

Houston's two best players Dwayne De Rosario (near) and Brian Ching (second). Both were goal scorers that evening, with De Rosario scoring the game winner at the end of the game.

Nice action shot from the evening.

I just wanted to thank Jeremy for getting the awesome tickets, and I can't wait for our next trip to Houston.


Miriam said...

Although I relished all of the soccer pictures...they just can't compete with pictures of Sawyer...any chance they'll be some new ones soon? : ) Good to know you had a great weekend!

bakersinspringfield said...

Ditto on Miriam's comments.