Monday, October 26, 2009

LSU vs. UF

Two weekends ago Trent and I set out to make the 9 hour scamper to Baton Rouge following behind our friends, Craig and Cassie. We had a late start on Friday since we all had work and school, but it made for getting to Tallahassee right at dinner time. So of course we stopped at my parents house to quickly scarf down some food before eventually getting to our surprisingly nice Denham Springs, Louisiana Quality Inn around 3 am. Just in time to get in a little nap before going to the College Gameday Show at 9:00 am. It's a good thing we went though, because I'm pretty sure no other Gator fans were able to make it there in time. Either that or they were scared away by the crowd chanting "Tiger Bait" while simultaneously pointing at them.

Cassie is from Louisiana so that's why she is sporting her purple and gold. I love this picture of them.
And this one is fantastic too. It really captures her 6 month + pregnant look.

Ready for Game Day
At College Game Day
Did I mention how classy the LSU fans were? Notice the finger behind Cassie's head.

At the game just prior to kickoff.

This was our view from the amazing seats on the lower level in the midst of LSU alumni. Next post is going to have a video of one LSU Alumnus which highlights how bright they are. (I just need to get my sister to upload it for me). We made history at this game, some 93,000 + fans made it to the stadium that night, more than ever before at the Tiger Stadium.

We had such a good time. I was all excited about making this post when I got home, but then I realized we left our camera in Tallahassee. My sister ended up uploading the pictures to snapfish and sending them to me, but by the time I got them the enthusiasm and energy to post was gone.

We unfortunately didn't record Game Day while we were gone, so we cant see for ourselves, but some of our friends were kind enough to text us and let us know that they saw us on TV. Evidently the camera captured Trent going crazy surrounded by LSU fans, and since he was able to lift me on his shoulders I was able to do the Gator chop right behind Chris Fowler's head. It took all but two hours of him lifting me up when Fowler started talking and setting me back down when Fowler was done to finally get it right, but in the last few minutes of the show we figured it out and I got a few seconds of TV time. One of my favorite road trips by far, one that makes me excited for all the football road trips we hope to take in the future.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Summer Wrap-up [Part III]

Back on track and ready to get caught up for good. August was a whirlwind of a month, it came and went before I could even blink my eye.

We wanted to take one last vacation before the new school year so we hopped on a plane for Puerto Rico with no plans in mind but to relax and enjoy the island views. We decided to s
tay at a hotel on the beach in Dorado, a nice little town out side of San Juan because we liked the idea of being away from the city. Some of our adventures in Puerto Rico include a trip to Old San Juan, the Barceloneta Outlet Mall, El Yuque Rainforest, Flamenco beach on Culebra Island and a relaxing day at the Dorado Beach.

Upon our arrival at the Orlando Airport we met up with our good friends from BYU, Katie and Joe. Katie was my roommate Sophomore year and she was in town for Amy's (another one of our roommates) wedding. Joe went
through the accounting program with me at BYU and has a great job at Deloitte in Southern California. We had so much fun with them while they were here. We took them to see the alligators first thing. We also went out to eat at Calico Jacks for oysters and to Sonny's for some Florida barbecue. They were here during my 23rd birthday so we rented tubes and went down the Ichetucknee River. While we floated down the river we saw turtles, fish, birds, deer, raccoons, and even
river otters. Thanks Katie for sending me the picture from our rafting trip.

On August 21st Trent rode the back highways from Gainesville to Tallahassee, 150 miles in total. He left early in the morning just before I left for work and I drove up after work, arriving only a couple minutes after him. All day he just peddled and peddled and peddled. For some reason I was so nervous about the trip all day and was so relieved every time he called to check in.

As I mentioned before, Trent had two first weeks of school. He had what he thought was the first week of school but actually turned out to be orientation.
And then of course he had the first week of actual school, scrubs and all.
The first picture is of Trent and his friend Jeff. I had the honor of taking them both to school on their first day of Orientation. The next picture is of Trent with his bike. No- I did not follow him to school on his bike just to to snap a picture of him in front of the school. I drove him to school and he stashed his bike in the back of the truck so that he could bike home later that day.