Since we got to town so early, we were still able to find a tailgate spot and set up our tent and chairs. Definitely low-key!
After a while we decided to walk around campus, hit up the bookstores and my favorite shops on College Street, and look for a bar to watch the Alabama-Texas A&M game. I picked up a new sticker for my car (my old one was in rough shape) and this cute new shirt.
Toomer's corner looks so empty without the trees!
But how great is this print of Job 14:7?
|at Auburn Art|
Before heading to the game we decided to stop by the Vault, or Bodegas for all you old kids. Funny that it will forever be Bodegas in my mind?
And how is this for the best game day shirt ever?
By then it was time to head to the game. Our tickets were in the upper deck and when we were climbing to our seats I realized the eagle was set to be released from right near our seats. I was so excited to be so close and get a great picture of him flying. Unfortunately, with the sun in our eyes we couldn't see him at all until he was close to the field! Oh well! If you've never seen the War Eagle fly, it's an incredible experience.
It was a rough game, but a W is a W right? The last 2 minutes were so intense! Not sure why we didn't play that way the whole time. Nothing like pulling out the winning touchdown with 10 seconds to go. I really thought I might have a heart attack!
This video making the rounds on Facebook really brings tears to my eyes. Makes me miss the days of the student section!
Of course we had to head to Toomer's Corner. Since the trees are gone, the put up "victory wires" across the intersection. Can't say I'm a fan but oh well. It seems like other people aren't either because the fans have taken to rolling the trees on the entire block now. Now that I love!
It was a great weekend, made even better by a win! I miss Auburn so much and I'm always in shock at how much things have changed in the few short years I've been gone. A piece of my heart will always be on the Plains!