Ahh, Qualcomm, we hardly knew thee. Ok, maybe Qualcomm was well known- the stadium was certainly old and dilapidated, so I imagine at some point the Chargers had fans there. I had been to plenty of sporting events without Joel, but this was my first ever NFL game, and to be honest, it was a didn't exactly live up to the bill. But a day watching a game live is never a day wasted, especially when you're in sunny San Diego while your family freezes in the tundra of Montana, so I shouldn't complain too much!
Ahh, the good old days, when the Clippers were the young(ish) and exciting team in Los Angeles. Blake Griffin still dunked a lot, Matt Barnes hadn't had his ex-wife sleep with Derek Fisher, DeAndre Jordan hadn't agreed then disagreed to sign with the Mavericks, and the owner was still a racist. And no Austin Rivers. You may call it the best of times for the Clippers franchise. So needless to say, we were pretty dang excited for this game, and it did not disappoint.
You may at this point be wondering why I called this trip Tixmas (or more likely than not, you don't care at all). But I'll explain regardless! Stubhub was doing some sort of giveaway that they called Tixmas- you had to do something and you had a chance to win tickets to different games, concerts, etc. I had obviously already bought all the tickets for this trip and it's not like any of the stuff they were giving away was for anywhere near Montana, so I didn't really participate in that much, but I liked the phrase, so a trip hashtag was born! And with all the red at the Clippers game, what better place to spend some Tixmas time!
Day 2 of our California Christmastime Trip and it was a big day! We had 2 games plus a stadium tour, so no time to sit around! Except maybe we should have taken some time to sit around... Joel had an anxiety attack the morning of day 2 (not everything on these trips goes perfect, unfortunately). But he was a rock star and rallied for a great day!
Just a couple of sports fans touring the world, one stadium at a time.