As some of you likely heard through Facebook and Twitter, I went to the Virginia Tech vs. Duke game on Saturday. It was my first college football game ever! I'd mentioned to my in-laws that I wanted to go to one at some point, so when the opportunity presented itself, they bought tickets for us! My mother-in-law couldn't go, so it was me, my husband, my father-in-law, and my uncle-in-law. Our seats were wonderful (right by the home locker room, near the south end zone on the west side). We were row eight! It was great.
|Look how close we were!|
Since game day can be quite hectic in Blacksburg, we left Roanoke around 10:30am and made our way to the interstate. We arrived around 11:15 and found a parking spot right by the drill field. We walked around campus (it's gorgeous there) and looked at the bookstore. We then walked downtown and found a great little hole in the wall bar, The Rivermill, for our lunch. We were all had big, juicy burgers with delicious fries (they had a wonderful seasoning on them). After that we headed back to the Jeep, grabbed our special stadium seats, then made our way to Lane Stadium for the big game!
This wasn't my first time to Tech, nor was it my first time in Lane Stadium, but I had to hear all about how awesome it was--again. Apparently it's one of the hardest stadiums to play in due to the noise of the crowd. I smiled and nodded, but didn't really take the boys seriously. Well, I must revise my earlier belief. When you get 65, 000 fans all jumping to Enter Sandman... Holy s*it buckets. It was crazy! I've never seen a better entrance from any sports team. And then, to top it off, the crowd was loud during the game. Due to the structure of the stadium, the sound was directed at the field. I've been in stadiums before, but I've never heard anything like it. It was AWESOME.
Unfortunately, the game itself wasn't the greatest. We lost 13-10. Since Duke isn't the best school, it was a bit sad. At the very least it should have been tied, but our kicker makes me angry, LOL. I also strongly dislike the quarterback. You know it's bad when this Canadian starts yelling at the screen (or, in this case, the field) when our QB makes a dumb decision (which seems to happen far too often).
Anyway, it was still a wonderful experience. After the game, we headed back home then went out for some dinner. We didn't get back in until after 10pm, but it was so much fun!! =)
|It wasn't the warmest day (the wind was brutal), |
but we stayed pretty warm with our long sleeves and gloves.
*I was too distracted to take pictures during the game, but luckily I did get a few in before it started to fill up!*
On Sunday we ran some errands and relaxed. We also brought Powell to play Frisbee, and we invited my in-laws over for some yummy stew that Christopher made.
All in all, a great weekend =)