The calendar says Labor Day weekend, high school and college football teams played their season openers and as if on cue, the weather dipped into the 80s. It is Fall in the South.
Last night our family enjoyed a high school football game. Our guys lost and we didn't even make it to half time--but the sights, sounds and excitement made it worth the try.
I love this one because it represents their personalities so well...the mascot, the cheerleader and the player. (I just wish it were in focus...that's what I get for using a phone as a camera!)
This morning we packed up early and headed to Athens, GA for the season opener for UGA. I am a Bama girl, but we also cheer for UGA as a family. R, in particular, really loves the dawgs. He proudly wore his helmet during our road trip and could not understand why we frowned upon his idea to wear it into the game.
Because we were cutting it close for the kickoff just after noon, we did not get to explore campus much. Walking into the stadium elicited just the response I had expected--wide eyes, audible oohs and ahhs, followed by excited grins.
We only made it to the beginning of the 3rd quarter, but that was plenty of time to see the game, the cheerleaders, the band, the mascot and the excitement.We all had a blast. It was the perfect introduction to Game Day.
We got back home around 5pm and they went outside to play "Georgia football" in the front yard while dinner was prepared.
And because we are still without television service, my Bama watching had to happen like this.
One day we will make it to Tuscaloosa with the children for an Alabama game...but not when tickets are selling at National Championship prices! :-)
Nonetheless, today was a great day of family fun. There is nothing quite like the tradition of SEC football.