Sunday, October 21, 2012

UF vs. Bowling Green

We spent Labor Day weekend in Gainesville, FL to go to UF's opening football game this season. Our primary purpose in going to this game was to see a "guaranteed" win, as Bo and I had not seen a win in the Swamp since 2009. Yikes! It was a serious losing streak that we were glad to finally break - though the game was a lot closer than we anticipated. We were a bit nervous for our Gators this football season!



Since Kristin and Mark moved up north, we had to find a new tailgating spot. We used to be a stone's throw away from the stadium, so no matter where we decided to go, it was definitely not going to be anywhere near as close. We ended up over by the Accounting School (our old stomping grounds!) with some of our Atlanta friends, and it was actually really nice to walk through campus and pass other tailgaters as we headed to the game.

Century Tower

the Turlington Turd! hadn't seen this thing in years.



look at all that orange & blue!


We bit the bullet this year and finally bought season tickets. We got to the game reallllly early so we could meet our neighbors and watch all of the pre-game warmups. We were surprised how many people were there an hour before kickoff, but we also couldn't believe how many empty seats there were once everyone was in the stadium.


love the new Gator head logo on the 50-yard line




heeeere come the Gators!

love our seats!


kickoff!

halftime visitors :)

love this girl!

mission accomplished! we finally saw a win at home

post-game celebration



We spent the rest of the weekend souvenir-shopping and bar-hopping, and hit some of our old favorite spots: Burrito Brothers, Gator's Dockside, Salty Dog, Swamp, and Las Margaritas. Before we left town on Monday, we stopped by the stadium one last time and took Molly for a short walk around campus. Obviously, she loved it.


found my brick! always a fun game.

one of our most favorite places on Earth

It was such a great weekend to be back in Gainesville! Go Gators!!




12 comments:

  1. That alligator looked so real in the photo with your dog :) I had to look twice!

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    1. Haha, Molly had a few double-takes herself! She was very unsure about the Gator at first :)

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  2. So glad your tickets are in the shaded side of the stadium! I love your seats, too.

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    1. Bo spent HOURS on the gatorzone website checking the view from all over the stadium before finally deciding on these. Thankfully it was worth all his effort :)

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  3. Love the pic with Molly & your brick!

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    1. Thanks - me too! :) You'd think by now we would know exactly where it is, but no...

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  4. I always have issues finding my brick too haha. Love all the pics and it makes me excited to go to the Missouri game in a couple weeks!

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    1. Yay! Can't wait to see you guys and meet baby Kyla!!

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  5. What a great time! I love all the orange and blue, but for different reasons :)

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    1. haha yep I can understand that! :)

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  6. the turlington turd? is it really called that? and what is the story behind that?

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    1. Haha no..I think officially it's called The Rock (clever, huh?). The building behind it is named Turlington and the area is called Turlington Plaza. And the rock looks like a turd (some people call it a potato), thus the Turlington Turd. The rock is really old and probably has some historical significance that I don't remember. :)

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