I realize that there are quite a few things that I haven't posted here on the ol blog- mainly due to lack of internet at the Cabin. I don't like to post pictures in random order at the bottom of a post which is what happens when I send it from my phone.
So let's go back to 2011. I recieved the amazing gift of The Chick Fil A Bowl from my peeps Jennifer and Spencer with their daughter Kayla. And not just the bowl but the whole experience. Fun thing was that their son Cole baked the tickets in the microwave after school so we didn't actually receive our ticket at Christmas but a certificate. It seems that Jennifers Dad dropped them off and hid them in the microwave so Kayla wouldn't see them but Cole made it home first and was hungry. Threw some popcorn in the micro on top of said tickets. Needless to say- the Box Office folks knew who Spencer was when he arrived to pick up our reprint tickets after the story Jennifer told them when she called to make sure they could be replaced.
Anyway...Our New Years Eve started off early and we took a pit stop for Breakfast at the Dwarf House in Newnan. Of course! Chick Fil A for breakfast on the day of the Chick Fil A bowl? yes indeed. Alas, not a single picture was taken.
Then off to Hotlanta. We walked around the stadium to figure out where will call was and get the lay of the land.
I brought glow braclets for everyone- Happy New Year Ya'll. Jennifer dropped hers somewhere so we headed back toward the parking lot to find it. Thankfully she found it. She was convinced it was Auburn's good luck charm. And evidently it worked. I am not gonna mess with her about her good luck charms anymore.
Then we walked over for the Parade. We got a great spot toward the end of the parade next to some Virginia fans, but they weren't too bad. And let me just say I have never seen so many cows as I did in that parade. You would have thought we were on a dairy farm. With fuzzy, cute, upright cows that wave and can drive.
Then we headed over to CNN center for lunch. Spencer and Kayla waited for Taco Bell
and Jennifer and I rocked it with CFA.
Why mess with a good thing? It was so crowded we had to stake out a seat when some folks left and we were entertained with the excitement surrounding us of folks trying to find tables and chairs. We had money on a few encounters we thought would end in a physical encounter. People were hungry and tempers were short in the CNN Center food court. Happy New Year. Whoa.
We headed over to Fan Fest after lunch. I DIdn't really know what to expect out of that but it was a lot of fun. Free stuff and entertainment everywhere.
We watched Tiger Walk from a distance- it was crowded and we didn't want to sit there for an hour to stake out a good spot so we cheered from where we were when the team came in. Jennifer got to meet former Auburn #32 Rudy (I sure can't remember his name) and we got to take some pictures with the CFA Cows, free tshirts, pom poms, backpack bags, koozies and who knows what else. It was a fun afternoon.
On to the stadium. I am happy to report I finished out the day with a CFA sandwich for dinner. Just to round out the day and I'm not messing with the master plan (call it my good luck charm for the day).
We had great amazing seats right above the Auburn band surrounded by some great Auburn people.
And long story short- we took care of business with Virginia. Yep that says 43-24. Auburn. War Eagle.
So boo you doubters out there. It was a great time. And yeah, I was getting hoarse from yelling at one point.
One of the best parts of the game? This cool bubble machine they had down in front of us. It made shapes out of bubbles- almost looked like foam floating to
the ceiling. Oh and every cup holder had a happy new year cow in it. And the ceiling rained cows with parachutes as Auburn came on the field. Fun times.
On the way home we rounded out the day with burgers and shakes at Steak N Shake. Jennifer decided to take her boots off finally.
I found out that when you bite a globracelet too hard it will break and glojuice inside is NASTY.
And it was indeed a fun day. I mean really, how many folks can say they have been to a bowl game? Maybe for Auburn folks a lot. But a lotta folks never have. I have. And would love to do it again. Way to bring in the New Year. Way to end the old year. Great fun and fellowship with some Great friends. I am blessed beyond what I deserve to have such fun and great friends.