Monday, December 31, 2012

Rubbing Elbows

How does a dairy mom and dairy son get to rub elbows with the Minnesota Vikings football team? Be a super fan, of course. Son Michael was the grand prize winner of the Radisson-Vikings Super Fan contest and he asked me to go as his guest.

Friday- Off to Minneapolis in our chauffeured Town Car.

After checking in to the Radisson Hotel, exploring the skyways and shopping at Macy's we settled in at "The Shout House" for some dueling pianos.
Saturday- Arriving at Winter Park, the Vikings training facility, for a tour. 

The practice field where the magic begins. We weren't allowed to take photos during the practice.
We got a private "meet and greet" with punter, Chris Kluwe.  
Sunday- Game day against the Green Bay Packers. We got to be down on the field before the game to watch the warm-ups and take photos!
Kicker Blair Walsh and Punter Chris Kluwe in action during warm-ups.
In front of a packed stadium, the MN Vikings beat the Green Bay Packers, 37-34!
After the game we were invited to attend the press conference. We were the only fans allowed in, along with the press. What a treat! 

Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frasier

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson
Monday- It was time to head back to reality and back to the farm, but at least for a weekend we got to rub elbows with the pros!

PS- This may sound cheesy, but if you want to grow up healthy and strong like a pro football player, don't forget to eat 3 or more servings of dairy each day. I bet Adrian does!

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