(I wanted to sprawl out on the field- but since we were with several staff from both schools & the Qwest staff I opted to act like a grown up)
That night we attended a dinner hosted by one of CWU's donors on the 75th floor of the Columbia Tower. The views of the sound, city, stadium, & mountains were breathtaking (even the ladies room had an incredible view!) It was also the 1st "fancy" event since about age 12 that I've ever worn flats to- I kept tripping on my last- minute-outfit-change-pants (which due to my flat shoes were about 2 inches too long!). Cocktail dresses don't go too well with flats and an air cast. We had such a fun time!
(the pic is a bit dark - it's the best I can do with a smartphone and dim lighting)
Saturday was the big day for both of us! I had the pregame event in the FSN Lounge at Qwest Field where guests had a build your own hot dog and burger bar. We had over 400 students, alumni, families and WOU fans show up! I was told it was fun...I spent most of the event at the lobby check in table :) Melissa, my office partner in crime/ lifesaver had to hold down the fort upstairs solo until our boss got there (Seattle traffic was particularly bonkers Saturday!). And of course Daniel had the game which went well (minus the losing part, which turned him into a mute dinner guest- again, yay for Melissa! ) all of the behind the scenes gameday stuff went off without a hitch.
I think the best part of the weekend was getting to spend time with friends. Daniel's childhood bestie (they were each others "best men") and his wife live in Seattle and were able to join us for the game Saturday and took us to an amazing brunch at a place in the Queen Anne neighborhood called Toulouse Petit (if you're ever in Seattle it's a must!) Sunday morning. We got to hang out for a bit at their amazing downtown apartment on Sunday before we headed back.
Toulouse Petit pics by KOMO news