It’s 5:45am on Sunday, November 25. My son and I are sitting in the corner of gate B10 at Cleveland-Hopkins awaiting to board the 6:55am flight back to Atlanta. We’re barely conscious .. caffeine is starting to kick in though. Couldn’t let another moment pass without first than thanking all of you for your help. Also had to fill you in on how this weekend turned out. (Normally at this point I’d offer a spoiler alert .. but you get the picture)
This all started Thanksgiving morning. My son and I flew to CLE to completely surprise my parents and family (in Uniontown) for Thanksgiving. They were completely shocked, and Thanksgiving was fantastic.
Friday afternoon, drove to CBus, checked into the airport Marriott, then Ubered to campus. Met an old friend at Roosters, who (afterwards) dropped us off at Conrad’s around 8:45. Just in time to get some gear.
Walked across the street to St. John’s to see if we could luck into some halftime priced tickets .. we did. Enjoyed a great second half and a dominating Buckeyes win. (Seemed to be a theme this weekend) Ubered back to the hotel and got some sleep.
THE GAME day
Ubered to St Johns, caught our first Skull Session. Awesome! Great time.
Walked to all the action (Tailgating, Gameday, etc). “Dad, UGA and GT games are NOTHING like this.” “This doesn’t happen every time we play son.” (Another recurring theme)
Get in the Shoe .. gate staff let us take pics at the 50. Eyes WIDE open, he’s in awe. We all remember that first glance, right? “Will it get close to full, Dad?” “No son, it we be COMPLETELY full.”
Shuffle to our seats in 29A. A few UM fans peppered in. Respectfully cheering for and against our respective teams. He got to see rival fans respect each other in the sport’s biggest game.
Most of the action happened in our end zone. We put 62 on THEM!! Doesn’t happen every game son. We rushed the field.. doesn’t happen every game son.
Before he passed out in the car on the drive back to Uniontown, he said “This was the greatest day ever Dad. I want to go here one day.”
And so begins, yet another love affair with our beloved Scarlet and Gray.
Thanks again everyone, and GO BUCKS!!