With a little planning I surprised Scott with a trip back home to the Midwest. It had been eight years since he'd seen his alma matter, Kansas State, play on home turf. So I figured what better way to celebrate a birthday than with some football.
I may have also checked the schedule to see when my Iowa State Cyclones would be playing K-State. That match up was November 21, so naturally that's the game we needed to see. I mean, what's more fun than a little in house rivalry?
On game day we woke before the sun, grabbed coffee and left Kansas City, headed for Manhattan, KS.
We were fortunate to have several of Scott's college buddies join us for a little tailgate action. And, it was blaringly obvious tailgating isn't what it used to be. We are older, wiser, and understand hangovers are zero fun with kids. However, it was a great time nonetheless, and I loved seeing Scott together with some of his closet and most loyal friends.
Don't mind me in my Cardinal and Gold...
Regardless of where college football games are held there is just something about the atmosphere... The buzz of excitement, the smell of concession food, the adoring fans decked out in team garb. Gosh, I miss it, as I know Scott does too. Though we were rooting against each other we were both so excited to be apart of it all.
The game also provided a quick, sweet meet up with Vanessa. It's always so fun when blogging friends can connect. I'm hoping the next link up we will have longer than 5 minutes, and the temperature is warmer than 45°!
For the entire game the Cyclones led. Until we blew the entire game in less than a quarter. I didn't love the Wildcat comeback win, but I was glad Scott walked out of that stadium with his team chalking up a victory. I mean, it was his birthday gift and all.