Taking Friday off, the whole family (mom, dad, Dennis, Chris and I) headed out around noon for our neighboring state.
We made great time and enjoyed the spoils of Dad's Diamond status to check in and get comfortable in our rooms.
Being the good student that he is, Chris took some time to work on his IT homework before we headed down to check out the casino.
As is normally the case for casinos - we were up and down and I'm glad to say that at the end of the weekend we brought back exactly what we took there. Yay for breaking even.
Some bonus play Friday night. Sunday was not as good to us.
Saturday was the reason for the weekend, watching the Texas A&M Aggies take on the Bulldogs of Louisiana Tech! Dad's host Rachel (one of the sweetest people ever!) hooked us up with transportation to the game as well as a great tailgating party.
We arrived early enough to watch the teams warming up before the late 8:15 kick off.
The game was off to a great start with the Aggies heading into halftime with a 39-16 lead. I always love watching the halftime show and seeing the Figthin' Texas Aggie Band form the traditional block T reminded me of all of the games I watched during my college years.
The second half wasn't nearly as great as the first as the previously undefeated Bulldogs came back from behind pulling to within 2 points with 38 seconds left in the game. Thankfully the Aggie defense thwarted the upset when the 2 point conversion failed and Special Teams recovered the onside kick.
What an exciting game for Chris' first live Aggie football game! Next time I want him to experience it all during a home game at Kyle Field.
Were you a sports fan during your college years?