Sunday, May 18, 2008

The greatest Bronco of them all

We stopped in Pittsburgh, PA, for lunch. Where else to go? Fatheads of course.



Here is Mrs. Skeeter enjoying a monster salad on our 25th Anniversary. Yep, that ring is the original I gave her all those years ago at St. Brigid's.



From Pittsburgh, we drove on through Canton, Ohio, to visit the NFL Hall of Fame.



Here's the cyber-horse logo that won two Super Bowl's in a row. I saw my first Denver Broncos game in 1969. It was a loss the hated Oakland Raiders. There have been some very, very tough seasons since then, but it all changed in 1983 when the greatest Denver Bronco of all time was drafted.



John Elway's head. Yes, I touched it.



... and the Broncos colors the way God intended them to be ...



Last year Mrs. Skeeter and I made the pilgrimmage to Mile High Stadium. We looked down onto Ivesco Field, spoke in hushed and reverent tones ... until the game started. I've been on the waiting list for Denver Broncos season tickets since Reagan was President. It's important to have tickets because every home game has been sold out since 1970. Maybe I'll get those tickets sometime before I'm too old to enjoy freezing my backside off in the dead of winter.

We found a neat little winery on the western edge of Indianapolis, Indiana, called Chateau Thomas. One of the wines there, the Sweet Aubergine Ultra, was really tasty. This wine is a Reserve version of their popular Sweet Aubergine. They say that this wine has the same balanced berry, cherry fruit flavors with a rich mouth feel, but the flavor profile is spicy and more luscious with tones of Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. I say it's just damned good.



Almost home! See ya soon.

15 comments:

Suzanne said...

I'm so happy you got to touch Elways head. You should have just hugged him to death! Well you know our Elway story with CAL and Stanford, but I don't think I told you we lived in Denver for a few years while Rob attended the University of Denver to play ice hockey. We actually attended a Bronco's game. It was a beautiful sunny fall day, no snow. I forget how we got the tickets, I think a friend's dad or something. We had a great time. I remember they won, but don't remember who they played. As you know tickets are impossible to come by, but they were just given to us. It was our lucky day. This was back in 1979, so Elway wasn't quarterback yet. How funny we ended up going to CAL.

XO

Suzanne said...

Oh my God. I was so side tracked with Elway I forgot to say HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!! Sorry about that. Your wife's hand looks beautiful with that lovely ring. I can see why you love her. (Of course I'm laughing!) Seriously though, that's a great photo.

I also want to mention how much I appreciate your support this past week. Your comments have been so kind. Who knows what's wrong, but hopefully the answer will be revealed soon and I can get past this wackiness. In any event, thank you.

Also, Bindi is throwing one heck of a party over at the Cafe for Mark's birthday. You and Mrs. S. might want to drop by because the food is insane!

Love ya,
Suze XO

TerriRainer said...

Happy Anniversary!!!

:) Terri

Leah said...

Yes, happy anniversary to both of you!

CIELO said...

Congratulations on your 25th Anniversary....!! And oh, thanks for your input on choosing a good pair of shoes! :)

Have a great day my friend...

cielo

Marisa said...

Happy anniversary! Good to know you're coming back to the OK, we missed you last week! So did Marcia.

bindhiya said...

Dear Skeeter,
I have said several times...Congratulations on your anniversary... 25 years! I have so much love and respect for both of you...words not enough to explain...
BTW my parents celebrated their 29 th anniversary recently...
Hope one day am going to visit OK..as I told already I have a great friend ...a pastor there in OK... I never got a chance to meet him and family but they help me a lot....i sure want to meet them...
Hope you had a good journey..
take care.
love and ((hugs))
bindi

bindhiya said...

Please Please visit us next time....

Lavinia Ladyslipper said...

You are enjoying some good times, arent' you. That salad looks dee-lish.

I am not a football fan but.....did someone say Cabernet? Winery?.....okay, I'm there.

Thanks for the pictorial. Now to peruse your other posts.

I was away and now I'm catching up on all my fellow bloggers..

Eva said...

I just read the last three posts, starting with Niagara at night. Those are great! And the pictures! And that enormous burger! Thanks for sharing so much of your trip with us readers. It looks like you're having the time of your life.

Robyn said...

All sounds wonderful! Enjoy each other and hold hands alot! Miss ya! Glad to see on my blog!
Hugs,

Maria said...

I feel the same way about my Cornhuskers. They will have to kill me to get our season tickets and the only way we got those is because Bing is not only alumnae, but taught there for a year.

Happy Anniversary.

Suzanne said...

Hi honey. I just heard that there was another tornado in OK. Are you okay! I hope so. This is insane. Have you considered moving?

Love you.

Wifey said...

Happy belated anniversary! 25 years is definitely something to be admired - smiles!

Ron Simpson said...

happy belated anniversary