Monday, January 9, 2012

Cotton Bowl Recap

We had a great time in Dallas this last weekend!  I am so glad we went, but now that we are home, I'm exhausted.  It was so worth the drive.  The Arkansas Razorbacks returned home Cotton Bowl Champions and I was there to witness it.

Cowboys Stadium is amazing.  It's huge, shiny, and new.  There also isn't a bad seat in the house thanks to the ultimate jumbotron there.

Thank goodness for the jumbotron or al we would have seen would be ants crawling around on the field.  To say we were in the nosebleed section is an understatement, but that did not ruin the mood or the atmosphere of being there and watching these young men tie the school record for most wins in a season.


The coach was so proud of the team, especially his first group of seniors.  This is the third bowl game I have been to, and it was by far the best!

The Band Perry did an amazing job with the national anthem.  The crowd went wild with patriotism afterwards.

band perry

We enjoyed the pre-game pep rally, which included appearances by former Razorbacks Jerry Jones (owner of the Cowboys) and Felix Jones (current Cowboy player).  We also got to see our live mascot, Tusk, who was more interested in napping than anything else.


We had a great time at the game, but that wasn't all we did in Dallas.

cotton bowl

We went to Sam Moon's, which is an accessory superstore.  They have more purses, jewelry, hats, sunglasses, etc than any other place I have seen.  Their stuff is relatively inexpensive, too.  It is so fun just to look around.  It's hard to narrow down to a reasonable amount of stuff to buy.  My favorite things to get there are purses. I managed to only buy one on this trip.

We spent most of Saturday at the Dallas Zoo.  It is a really nice zoo and you should check it out if you are ever in the area.

We went to a really nice dinner Saturday night as our last thing before our trip home Sunday morning.  We went to Chamberlain's Steak and Chop House.  Let me just tell you, the food there is always amazing.  It was a nice celebratory dinner!

I'm so glad we went to the Cotton Bowl and had an extended weekend in Dallas!  I will always have these good memories about our time there.


  1. I couldn't entirely follow the entire football focused portion of this post and I admit to being rather wary of whatever kind of animal "Tusk" is, but it sure sounds like a fun time!

  2. Except for the football part, it sounds like fun which ALMOST makes me think I should like football just so I can enjoy all the other stuff that comes with it.


  3. So glad you had a great time!

  4. Sounds like you had a great trip...despite the exhaustion afterward.

    I don't know how you managed to only buy one purse...Kudos to you!