I can’t believe I did it! I actually only used a carry on suitcase and large tote bag last weekend to go to New York for the game and it’s cold outside! For the past 11 years I’ve been traveling, I think the only time I’ve ever just taken a carry on suitcase is going to Detroit and that’s only because we drive, I use other bags for things, and it’s a dome so not as many layers are needed. I have always had to take at least a medium size suitcase. Determined to change and save time at the airport on the return flight since we were taking a late flight home after the game (something we rarely do), I took only the bare minimum, which was still four layers of clothes, made an adjustment in how I carry my toiletries, left the apples at home, and boom, I was packed! All I can say is, it’s a good thing there isn’t a weight limit on carry on luggage!
As someone who eats healthy and is vegan, finding something to eat at the stadium is challenging. I usually bring my own apple, maybe some pumpkin seeds, or popcorn. That said, while at stadiums other than my home based Soldier Field, I like to check out the menus just to see what food options are offered. Much to my surprise and delight, this past weekend at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, I came across Petite Greens & Grains. They had offerings of salads, wraps, and some drinks.
The only downfall is from what I could tell, there is only one location, on the main level. If you don’t get your food when you see the stand, depending where you sit, it could be challenging to find it again and get to it in a timely manner. There needs to be more than one location.
Protect the G – Security Guard – Qualifications: Ability to stand tall and erect for several hours, ability to protect yard markers from being moved or stolen. Ok, so they’re really not protecting the yard makers it just looks that way. They’re protecting the field so no crazed fan runs on it. Thus, one must be able to run and tackle someone in a single bound. I can run. Tackle? I’m sure with a little practice I could do it.
For me, it’s always a challenge as the weather gets colder, trying to figure out how many layers do I need? I get cold if its below 80. You’d think after all these years I’d have figured it out, but I haven’t totally. There are so many factors that go into play, temperature, is it windy, rain, snow, dampness? It’s just not easy being me.
Today, I’m in East Rutherford, NJ, as the Bears are playing the Giants. Temperature is warmer than expected for December in NY/NJ. Forecast says it will be 53 at kickoff. That said, the forecast is for possible rain for a portion of the game. That means it’s going to be damp.
Looks like it’s going to be a four layer day.
I would much rather sit in snow than rain.