This week we are doing something completely different. Ken is writing the blog, baby and the furkids are staying home, and we are driving the Audi to Nashville for the Tennessee State game. Whoa that is different!
Baby has been bad. She has been wearing me out on longer trips. My limit for driving baby seems to be in the five to six hour range. She likes to move side to side with any distraction, whether it is a passing truck, a gust of wind, or a roll in the road. I have done some research and she will get some corrective therapy next week. Since we will be staying at campground Fairfield and campground Drury Inn we also had to leave Sox and Ditka behind.
We had planned to leave early Saturday morning as the game was set to start at six. However, just a couple of days before the game we got word that they had moved the game time to four o’clock. They did this to accommodate the NFL since we were playing on the Tennessee Titans field and they were hosting the Oakland Raiders the next day. We changed our plans and left Friday after Cindy got off work driving to campground Fairfield in Mt. Vernon IL. There we stayed in site 208 which was a well shaded space with a king bed and an exhaust fan in the bath. I mention the exhaust fan because of my sour stomach. It made our stay much more pleasant. We slept well and were off in good time in the morning.
While parking at campground Drury Inn, the Sobel’s drove in. They are the parents of Jeff Sobel one of Trevor’s team mates and all around good guy. We claimed our campsites and after a short breather headed off to the stadium.
The field was beautiful and real grass for once!
Nice jumbotron and great loudspeaker system
This game was the second annual Biker’s Classic. There was a bike show prior to the game with awards given during halftime for the best in show bikes in the various categories. Also the National Association of Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club donated $15,000.00 to Tennesse State.
It was an exciting game, yet typical of how we’ve been playing lately. During most of the games this year we have been turning the ball over in the first half and letting the other teams either stay close or take a half time lead and we did it again this game. We won on a game ending field goal so we were able to leave the game happy.
It was still a beautiful day and we made good time. We were able to stop in St Louis for a late lunch, and still get back in time to pick up Sox and Ditka before the kennals 6:30 close.
After settling in for the evening Cindy got on the computer to see what was happing on the RV Dreams web site. She learned that we had just missed two other couples that she wanted to meet and that one of them had their sons at the game. It is a small world.
That was a completely different kind of weekend!