We only really did two things on Saturday, however they were both tremendous.
We started the day by driving 90 minutes up Ohio to Canton to visit the Pro Football Hall of Fame. We spent 5 hours engrossed in this wonderful museum. Even Barb, who enjoys football the least among the four of us, was surprised at how much she enjoyed it. The room where the nearly 260 busts are held is awesome. I can’t really describe the depth of what you feel as you walk through the room admiring the men who made the game of football this country’s modern-day pastime.
The museum was filled with unusual artifacts, exhibits honoring every team, a Super Bowl room, interactive games (Kelli won our play calling game – I came in last), and a room with memorabilia from today. In fact, the shoes Chris Johnson wore against the Seahawks when he broke the 2,000 yard rushing barrier last year were displayed. The cool thing for us was that we were there.
After the HOF, we spent the evening in Pittsburgh with Barb’s cousin and her husband. Barb had never met her in person, so this was a great evening. It turns out they have a lot in common and we all became quick friends. They live in a beautiful house built in the mid-1800’s, which, just like our morning excursion, gave us a taste of history.
Overall, a terrific day. Check out the pictures below…
Doing the Heisman pose with the girls
With the bust of “The King,” former Husky Hugh McElhenny
My first football hero was Larry Csonka – his jersey next to Lynn Swann’s