We spent another long weekend in State College this year. This time, however, Iowa played Penn State so we had someone to cheer for. And, we got Mom and Mike to join us.
We took a road trip and drove out to Pennsylvania. We left bright and early Friday morning and drove through to Edinboro, PA where our wonderful, long-time friends Ann and Gary live. We stayed with them Friday night. When we got into town, we took a tour of their beautiful home. Mom and I hadn't been there in at least 10 years and they had done a lot of updates to the house, like adding a marvelous great room, so we got the tour. We then went to a fun brewery outside of Edinboro. Laurie and her boyfriend, Jon, were there as well so it was good to catch up with them.
On Saturday morning, we got up really early and drove to State College to tailgate and go to the game. With the 3:30 start, we enjoyed breakfast sammies and some great tailgate food. Darrin, Linda and Layla, more long-time friends, and more Grants, Elisa and Mark, joined us for the tailgate.
Mom and I! She's even wearing Hawk gear!
Ange and I. America-Love it or leave it!
Mom & Mike (by wearing black, Mike really is rooting for the Hawks!)
Had to represent. Hawks and Bears!
We then headed into the game, where we had some pretty good seats, but DID NOT enjoy a good game. Iowa looked awful and couldn't score more than 3 points. The atmosphere is always fun though. The final score was PSU 13-Iowa 3. :o(
Here come the Hawkeyes....
We then headed back to our tailgate to let the traffic thin out and drove to Hudson, OH, where we caught a quick night's sleep then drove the rest of the way back home on Sunday.
It was a whirlwind of a trip, with almost 24 hours of driving in 3 days, but it was totally worth it. The Grants and the Thorntons are such wonderful friends and it is always great to see them. We just wish Iowa would have shown up to play. I didn't take too many pictures but here are the ones I have.
Ann and Gary, thanks for having us! It's always great to see you. xoxo