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Alabama vs Mississippi State

Monday, November 12, 2018

Before I get started with today's post, I'd like to thank my favorite Veterans for their service!  My dad was in the Air Force and was stationed in Italy for two years (which is why my sister and I grew up knowing a few Italian phrases, and my older sister actually got to live there!), and my Popo, my dad's dad, who was in the Army and fought in Korea.  It is because of their sacrifice and dedication that I can enjoy the freedoms I have!

Saturday morning Dustin and I were up early and out of the house by 6:30am to head down to Tuscaloosa, my alma mater, to watch Alabama play Mississippi State.  I'm never excited to get moving that early on a Saturday morning, but for this, I was ready!  

We try to go to at least one football game a season, so this was our game for this current season.  The game started at 2:30, but we got to Tuscaloosa early so we could walk around campus, eat on the Strip, and get in the stadium a little early.

We met up with my coworker and parked at their RV spot and hung out a little.  Then Dustin and I headed to campus.  We went to the Ferg (student building) where they've expanded it since I graduated.  I wanted to walk around the Supe Store--which is now HUGE!!  We found the baby section and I almost bought a UA onesie for the baby 😍😍

We walked over to the Strip because I wanted to eat at Buffalo Phil's (my favorite place in college to eat and where I ate at least once a week), but it was 10:45am and the line was already out the door, so we walked over to Glory Bound Gyro to eat.  Then we walked across the street to the Houndstooth to hang out until we were ready to walk to the stadium.

 Didn't we have awesome seats?!  Because it was Veteran's Day weekend, they honored Veterans throughout the game.  SOCOM Para-Commandos jumped out of helicopters into the stadium before the game began to bring in the flags and the game ball.  It was amazing to watch!  The Million Dollar Band also had a great show dedicated to the Armed Forces.



 We sat with my coworker and her husband (Hi Eve!) and notice how bundled up Eve and I are.  When I checked the temperature for Tuscaloosa that day, it said the high was 47 degrees.  It felt much colder where we were sitting (in the old press box area), and the wind coming in from behind us was freezing!



 Dustin, the rule-breaker, was so excited to be there!



Toward the end of the game, the temperature dropped down to 33 degrees and I was SO COLD!!!  I'm using two blankets in this picture!  

Alabama won--ROLL TIDE-- and we had a great time!!  Thank you, Eve, for letting us sit with y'all!

6 comments:

  1. I thought it was cold....and we kept seeing people on TV that did not look like they were dressed for cold weather! Fun weekend.

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  2. What a fun game! We go to as many college games as we can. Our stadiums are nothing like the SEC stadiums in the Pac 12, but the games are still a lot of fun. That is too funny about Dustin breaking the rules. Happy Monday!

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  3. What a fun time! Dustin....umm, rule breaker...love it!

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  4. The game sounds like so much fun! And that picture of you and Dustin is just too cute...even if it was freezing!

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  5. Gaaaahhhh wasn't it the coldest weekend every for football?! We froze, too! I'm so glad that y'all were able to make it to a game... even though I'm sick of your team. And I say that with much love in my heart for you. Lol. But seriously, the SEC Championship should be crazy this year... I'm a little worried we're not going to have what it takes to beat y'all, but I guess time will tell!

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  6. I love going to any college football game - the energy is just so great! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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