University of Virginia football game!
September 9, 2006
I took Mike to his first US college game last weekend! I graduated ten years ago from UVA, so it was really exciting for me to be back and show him around my alma mater. We ate at Baja Bean, bought UVA goodies at Mincer’s, and wandered the Lawn. Then we climbed into the nosebleed section of the stadium to cheer on UVA’s narrow win against Wyoming. We both had a great time!
UVA games have changed quite a bit since I was a student there. One of the biggest differences is that they have added a marching band. I would have LOVED to have been in the marching band during my time there. I was in the color guard in high school, and I absolutely loved it. I almost chose not to go to UVA, just because they didn’t have a marching band. It made me a little sad to see the band on Saturday, because I felt jealous that I missed out on it. They were great, though!
A great surprise of the day was running into my sister-in-law’s sister, Caitlyn! I’ve known Caitlyn since she was 6, when her sister and my brother started dating. She’s now a second year at UVA. Has that much time really gone by so quickly? Amazing. It was great to see her, and it made me miss my sister-in-law a lot.
The little girl sitting a few rows in front of us. It’s funny to look through our pictures from that day. One of us took pictures of the marching band, cheerleaders, mascot, and people in the stands. One of us took pictures of football. 😉