Tuesday, October 6, 2009


We had a wonderful weekend road trip! Friday afternoon we met at my parents house for the trip. Bullet was already there when I arrived and we quickly started putting our things in the car waiting on the girls from t-town. Bullet had prepared an itinerary and our scheduled departure time was 4:05. The girls arrived and immediately started to paint the windows of the car with window chalk. This was not on the itinerary. We finally got loaded and hit the road.
Our first major set back...we got on the interstate and it was at a complete stand still. We weighed our options and decided to back up the on ramp and go down the highway. Glad we did because we talked to people that were stuck in it and they said it took forever. We made it to Nashville (well Hendersonville for the Battle of the Bishops Cup) around 7:15 to watch Coley cheer. It was cold. I knew it was going to be cooler but I didn't intend for it to be as cold as it was! Father Ryan won. It was a fun time. I miss high school football so it's nice to go every now and then. We headed back to Chris and Karen's house to settle in for the night. The 5:00am wake up call was going to come very early.
According to the itinerary we were meeting our caravan at 6:15am so we needed to leave the house at 6. We made it. We met an old friend of Bullet and Chris, they went to High School and College together and she goes to all the bama games. She was gracious enough to allow all five of us to pile into her Honda Pilot for the three hour tour to Lexington. We had a great trip. I laughed till I hurt at some of the stories they told us about college and growing up. Bullet and Chris rehashed every Bama game they had ever watched. It was funny to listen to the talk. Even though they are my cousins they are alot older and my parents used to go to Tuscaloosa and party with them when they were in school. It is always fun to hear stories about my parents when they were young.
We finally made it to Lexington (about 20 minutes ahead of schedule) Commonwealth Stadium wasn't in the center of campus like Bryant Denny is. People actually drove right up to the stadium and parked in the parking lot to tailgate. We had awesome seats on the second row. We are told we were on TV several times. It was such a fun game. Bama didn't bring a band which makes it difficult to sing Rammer Jammer at the end! But we did the best we could. We left the stadium, met our group, took our post game victory photo, and then headed back to the car.
There is nothing worse than the feeling that you are about the be car sick and you aren't in your car. I felt so bad but the driver pulled off and let me puke on the side of the road. I was so embarrassed. We stopped I got a Pepsi and we were back on the road. I felt much better. We made it back to Nashville in great time. We were a few minutes behind according to the schedule but we had not scheduled a stop for me to hurl. We went to a little sports bar to watch the Auburn game. Then headed back to house.
We had such a wonderful weekend. I love the road games. I think we are going to try to go with Bullet to Columbia, SC next year. Bullet has been to all of the SEC stadiums (Kentucky was the last one he needed.) Now he wants to see Bama win at all of them. I think there is only one or two that he hasn't seen them win at!

Amy, me and my sister in front of the stadium!
Our awesome seats

Big AL
Roll Tide Roll!
Elizabeth's "A" sunburn!
My camera batteries were dying so I didn't get to take as many pictures as I wanted!


KBeau said...

Nothing like a road trip to a college football game, especially when your team wins.

jennifer said...

Sounds like so much fun! I love how our Tide is rolling this season!! There is going to be some good college football this weekend too - LSU vs Florida. That'll be a good game to watch too.

Roll Tide!

Rachel said...

I LOOOOVE the A sunburn! That is so awesome! What a way to show that you supported your team through rain and shine! :)

Missy (Two Little Monkeys) said...

I stumbled on your blog via The Life of a Small Town Girl and wanted to say Roll Tide!!!
We missed the UA vs Kentucky (watched it from home) but we were at the Arkansas game.
Just wanted to say Hi! I love meeting other Alabama bloggers!