Sunday, September 14, 2014

College Game Day Highlights...and the Highlight that Made My Day

Saturday=College Game Day
Probably the most fun that hubby and I have had in months.

The highlight of my day was this...
These sweet, young women, former students (and knitting club girls)
broke away from their new friends for hugs and hellos with their old teacher.
Seriously, it was the best part of my day...
and our day was pretty awesome!

We left town after work on Friday...
thought we'd stop at Scheels, 
as we haven't purchased any Bison Gear since Emily was it college.
Our shirts were not Shabby-Chic...just Shabby!

Lots of Fans had that same idea.
The store was Chaos...a managable chaos.
(and yes, there is a full size Ferris Wheel in Fargo's Scheels)

We had an inexpensive hotel room (not blog worthy),
as we needed just a bed and a bathroom...
well, and coffee.

We were downtown before 7 a.m.
It was dark and 39 degrees.

We walked around a bit to take in the experience.
Some of the fans were there Friday evening at 7 p.m.
A lot of the fans gathered after the bars closed at 2 a.m.

We decided to watch by the Turf Stage.
You can see Thundar is taking instruction from 
one of the Game Day Producers very seriously.

Plus, we had ring side seats when 
Samantha Ponder interviewed our coach.

We were in a great spot to see what was going on,
however, our biggest disappointment was that we could not hear what was going on.
(There was a problem with the sound system at our end)

So, after three hours downtown,
we decied to find a place to watch, and listen to Game Day, inside.

And now...Hubby has his new favorite restaurant in Fargo.
They specialize in beers and sausages.

Then on to campus,
where we watched the end of ESPN Game Day 
at the Bookstore with this charming employee.

The tailgating site did not disappoint...

I love catching up with the my friends from college.

Our best laugh of the day, was discovering that seats 1 and 2
are all by themselves in the corner of the dome.

The view was great,
like hubby said,
they are like having our own 'box seats'!

It was an awesome weekend.
Visiting with friends,
enjoying good food and great company.

And, the Bison won.
Still, my highlight was getting hugs from these darling girls.
Have a great school year!


Kit said...

Yay! For football weekends! We had a lovely one here in Missoula. And guess who we play next weekend??? Your Bison in Fargo! We have the feeling we will get whooped but it will be a good game to watch and I will be thinking of you. :) Kit

Leah said...

We didn't get to Fargo but sure enjoy watching and cheering them on from a few miles away... your pics were great! We have a local kid #85 on the roster... Go Bison!