I'd organized this trip, and for the most part, it was surprisingly easy… with Belize being an English speaking country, I was able to email and even call to make arrangements. But I’d waited too long finding a place for the last 2 days of our stay. By the time I circled back on that task everything was booked, I was beginning to get quite nervous as I searched desperately on the web for a place to stay. Finally someone pointed me to Captain Morgan's. They still had space, probably because they are way overpriced, but that's the price of procrastination. They were posh though. Complete American posh comforts. Theo put it this way when I asked him how he slept, 'That bed was TOO comfortable', lamenting the more remote and casual feel of our previous locale, Tranquility Bay. On the flip side, I was pretty happy to see TVs when I realized that it was indeed Sunday... the final Sunday of the regular NFL season and the Packers were playing the Bears for the NFC championship. I hadn't even realized it was Sunday until I walked into their pool/bar area and saw the 3 TVs on the wall playing NFL games. Even more luck, the Packers/Bears game was a late game, so I hadn't missed a snap. I'm sure you all watched and LOVED it. Gotta tell you that the Packers have a huge following. I think they're just generally a team everyone likes... But everyone was cheering for the Packers and most were not from WI or the area. What's even more amazing was 1 of the 3 TVs were playing another game that had gone into overtime and NOONE was watching that game. Who cares, it's Packers vs Bears. Huge cheers when Kuhn was able to just get enough of the rush to allow Rodgers to spin left avoiding the near certain sack, and launch it to Cobb who had been lost in the coverage. Cobb had time to camp under it while we watched and hoped that Rodgers had been able to muster enough on the throw so that the defender didn't have time to recover. Watching seconds later as Cobb not only had time, but was able to run the final few yards for the score. WHAT A MEMORY.
NOT looking forward to San Fran. If they have a few significant injuries like we have, we may survive. Count on it being a high-scoring affair. I'll be really surprised if our defense can keep them under 42.
I'm realistic about our ability to go deep into these playoffs, still it's fun to be a part of them, and you never know, right??