December, 2007 Archives

Well today started out with a trip to go pick-up our credentials and ended up running all around Dallas between two different hotels before finally getting them.

Visiting Dealey Plaza was interesting to visit this afternoon.  There were quite a few people there today.  We were going to go to the museum, but with the limited time that was available and with the length of the line to get in, we decided that we’ll try to go back and visit tomorrow.

Well, I made it to Dallas last night, flying out of ORD on United Airlines.  We finally made it out of Chicago after switching planes at the gate and then upon arrival at DFW we had the delightful experience of sitting on the tarmac for about 40 minutes before a gate opened up.  The waiting continued as I had the nerve-racking experience of having my checked bag being one of the last onto the baggage claim carousel, thankfully I have all of my luggage.

Another note, I didn’t have any issues with any of the batteries that I brought with me, but we’ll see what the TSA has in store when I fly home on Jan 2 after the new restrictions come into effect…
Now to enjoy my two days before the Cotton Bowl on New Years.
Missouri made the short trip to St. Louis to play Illinois at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis on Saturday and I made the drive down to St. Louis to cover it after having missed out last year.  

Oh how this proves timing is everything, or maybe I should have been shooting a little wider, either way, a great emotional photo ruined for the simple fact that it’s missing the ball… oh well.

Overall it was a blast shooting in the Scottrade Center, good light, the crowd was nice and loud like it should be, and I was even on TV a few times.  The only negative is that I was fallen upon by a player and that resulted in the front end of my 24-70 being thrown just a bit out of wack… oh well, it was bound to happen eventually.