I was busy wearing leggings with white socks and a neon colored top. I was quite the fashionista.
Thankfully, a lot of things have changed in the last 17 years. Mostly, I stopped wearing neon (and the world is eternally grateful). But some things should remain the same because, for the first time since 1993, Notre Dame is #1. In football that is.
And we were there to watch the magic happen. Actually, that’s not quite true. We were actually at home watching the Oregon and Kansas State games on TV when the magic happened. But it still counts that we were at the Notre Dame vs Wake Forest game where Notre Dame did not lose.
We even took Grandpa and Grandma to the game.
The day started out with the tailgate lite. We didn’t take the grill, or the tent, or the tv. But we did have the tables, the food, the chairs, and the beer. So it still counts.
We even had the traditional last home game of the year in celebration of Grandpa’s birthday ice cream. We have to be the only people in the world who celebrate birthdays outside with ice cream in cold temperatures.
But it’s totally worth it.
Then we meandered into the stadium where we proceeded to watch Notre Dame win over Wake Forest 38 to 0. Eventually it became clear that Notre Dame was going to win. And the boys got sidetracked with something on the other side of the stadium.
Because once again, we were in the last row. Which means we had a built-in backrest and wind block. Quite comfortable I must say.
Then we went home where we proceeded to watch more amazing football. I think the entire campus of Notre Dame was routing for both of the higher ranked teams to lose. Never have so many Notre Dame fans tuned in to a competitor’s game.
And that was our entire weekend. Except, well, other stuff that was also fun but doesn’t relate to this post.
In no particular order, here are a couple of other photos that I thought worthy of sharing.