Monday, November 19, 2012

FL/GA

The last weekend of October, we headed down to Jacksonville, FL for the World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party, aka the Florida vs Georgia game. This was my eleventh year in a row attending this game - crazy!  We spent all day before the game tailgating with friends and family and had an awesome time (until the game started, that is...).


us with Amanda & Matt (Bo's college roommate)



Bo's cousins, Christopher and Charles, live in Jacksonville and tailgate on their boat every year. We always have such a great time with them and this year was no exception. They throw a great party!


me, Christopher, Bo, Dudley, Charles & Meg
 
Josh & Bo

Dudley, Bo, Josh & Shawn


After a few hours of tailgating we made our way to the stadium. Thankfully, the outskirts of Hurricane Sandy completely missed Jacksonville and it never rained that day - though it looked somewhat threatening all day long.





at least we had a great view of a gorgeous sunset. not exactly what we came for that day, however.


It was a terrible football game. Georgia tried really hard to give us the game and we just couldn't do anything. We lost 17-9, though it felt much worse. We also lost to them last year, making it their first set of consecutive wins against us since the 1980's. As bad as the game was, it was exponentially worse going back to St. Simons after the game and staying in a house with 10+ of our Bulldog friends from Atlanta. Ugh. As much as we love embracing other teams' traditions, I am over this particular tradition and plan to stay in Florida territory from now on. Overall, my FL/GA record is 7-4 and half of those losses occurred while staying in St. Simons!








10 comments:

  1. I love your outfit, I literally have pretty much the same outfit on right now (gator blue pants) and a white shirt with black polka dots. haha Just thought that was funny :) THat game was awful...but hopefully all can be made good in the world again once we beat FSU this weekend!

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    1. Thanks!! You have great taste ;) And YES a win over FSU will make things much better - though I never would have thought we'd be 10-1 at this point in the season!

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  2. I didn't know Bo lived with Matt in Gainesville, I lived with Matt's sister for a year! Small world!!

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  3. What a sunset! Sorry about the loss :(

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    1. The view of the sunset was better than the view of the field!! ;)

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  4. Bummer that they lost, but I'm glad you still had a sort of good time despite the loss.

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    1. Win or lose we still booze, right?! ;)

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  5. Tailgating on a boat - now THAT is something that should be on every college fan's bucket list! That looks like so much fun!

    I also wanted to let you know that I have nominated you for the Liebster Award! Thanks for sharing fun content! :) http://www.buckheadbettyonabudget.com/2012/11/liebster-award-some-fun-facts.html

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    1. It's awesome and I totally recommend it! Not too many places you can pull it off though :)

      And thanks for the nomination!!

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