Sunday, November 9, 2014

More on the Football Weekend

Continuation from the last post…

After breakfast, we drove to College Station in time to see the football team walk from their buses to the field house.  The team would be wearing retro uniforms and helmets for this game so the yell leaders also wore retro jackets.  Such a cool look!

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Coach Sumlin…2014-11-01 003

The football team also wore the retro jackets…2014-11-01 005

Kick-off for this game was 11:00 a.m., so these activities began early.  The corps stepped off at 9:30 and today they marched through the campus instead of in the stadium.  We are standing in front of the reviewing stand where dignitaries and school officials stand.

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As each company would pass the reviewing stand, the seniors on the front row would be saluting and the flag would be lowered and the saber in a saluting position.2014-11-01 008

The corps also wore retro headgear.2014-11-01 007

We enjoyed watching Parsons Calvary go by with the horses and wagons.  They normally don’t march with the corps.  I was on the wrong side of the street for the sun but on the right side for the reviewing stand!2014-11-01 010

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It was a cold but sunny morning for a football game!2014-11-01 016

The band did their usual great precision half time performance and ended with a retro block ATM.  2014-11-01 015

After the game, we were able to walk around campus after most of the people had gone to their tail gating parties. By the afternoon, the temperatures had risen and we could take off a layer or 2!

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It was dark by the time we got back to the hotel so we just watched football and went to bed early.

On Sunday, we were lazy until it was time for church at 2nd Baptist Kingwood.  There we got to have a short but meaningful visit with the Ts.  What wonderful friends; it’s always good to see them. (And no, we did not go to the service dressed like that!)


We then headed to Chuy’s for lunch…2014-11-02 002

with a milkshake  for dessert…

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After we got to the airport, it was time for  traditional pictures…2014-11-02 004

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Beautiful night shot of Atlanta as we flew in…2014-11-02 011

Waiting for the luggage in Chattanooga…2014-11-02 012

It was a great week end; only sorry the Texas crew could not be there with us.  Oh, yes, A&M won the game against ULa/Monroe.

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