Tuesday, September 27, 2016

War Eagle

Friday afternoon we drove to Alabama to visit Junior,  a friend of Raphael's, from
Panama. Junior lives near Auburn AL, which is the home of Auburn University.
We stayed with him and got to experience what it is like to live in a town that
loves college sports!
We went out for dinner and then over to the university to watch the college
girls play volleyball. The Auburn Tigers were playing against the LSU Tigers.
I hadn't been to a volleyball game since I was in college. It was fun and
something different. The girls watched pretty intently and asked a lot of
questions.  And Auburn won!!!
Saturday morning we drove to the middle of nowhere and had breakfast
at Catherine's Market. It was part grocery store and part restaurant. And the
food was good.
We had a few hours before the big football game, so we drove back to
Junior's house and the girls went swimming.
We got all cleaned up and drove into Auburn. They do a big tailgating
party, with a lots of different activities and so many people set up along
the way having a party.
We went to see Tiger Walk-- where all the football players walk through the
crowd and the band is playing. We had time before the game, so we had snow
cones and sat inside the baseball stadium to rest and have some shade. It was
a hot afternoon!
Me, Rachel, Rebecca, Raphael, Charlotte, Willie and Junior. Charlotte
and Willie are friends with Junior. They live in Louisiana and
drove up for the game, since it was Auburn against LSU.

The football stadium
The marching band was getting ready to go onto the field.
A sold out crowd! Lots of navy blue and orange to represent Auburn.
The university mascot is the tiger, but a hundred years ago, someone picked the
school song and it has "war eagle" in it. So Auburn is both the Tigers and
WarEagle. They say it with everything and it is kind of catchy.
The game started at 5pm, so we were thankful when the sun started to
set and it was beautiful too.
Cheering on Auburn! #wareagle
It was a crazy end to the game and a bit of controversy, but thankfully,
Auburn won the game!! We went for pizza and home to bed.
Junior lives in a condo on Lake Martin and has a pontoon boat, so
we spent Sunday out on the lake.

It was a beautiful day.
There were some amazing lake houses that we floated by.
We spent time at Big Beach with the girls swimming. Then we went out into
the lake and they all jumped in a swam around.
The girls ganged up on Junior and had a water fight.

A fun weekend in Alabama!

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