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Sweet Home Tuscaloosa: TAMU 2016

Fall equals football in the south. The temperatures may vary from the high 80s to the low 50s, the leaves may change in time for Halloween, but the one thing you can count on in the south is every Saturday there is college football.

To say I was excited to introduce The Tall Man to Alabama football is an understatement. I booked our tickets to the Texas A&M game as soon as they opened, and I have been counting down to this weekend since they season started. Making it a long weekend to celebrate our anniversary, we drove over on Friday in time to grab lunch at City Cafe, a staple to any visit in Tuscaloosa. A meat & three restaurant with lots of history in the city (and my family) this place makes for a great cheap date.

From there we drove over to campus and walked around The Quad. I gave The Tall Man my best tour possible sharing not only the history of the university, but also the buildings where I lived attended class for six years. The weather was giving us a perfect fall night, and the cherry on top was Denny Chimes playing in the background. We had planned on going to a few bars that night, but someone (cough cough) forgot his wallet back in Atlanta, so we headed to the movies before heading back to the hotel for an early night.

On Saturday morning, my brother drove down from Birmingham to join us and we headed off to campus to show off what college football is really like. If you didn’t attend a southern football powerhouse for college, then Saturdays are a totally different experience. The Tall Man was quite impressed with the whole spectacle. We headed to The Quad to start the tailgate process and grab breakfast. We sat around, talked and drank. Before heading towards the Stadium for all the pre-game festivities we took a detour by the Alabama Museum of Natural History in Smith Hall. We got to see the Hodges Meteor, a time capsule from 1907, and some dinosaurs. If you are ever on The University of Alabama’s campus, I highly recommend making a stop.



Our next stop was The Walk of Champions before we headed into the game. And what a game! The Tide was able to pull off another win against the Texas A&M Aggies. I was so glad my Tall Man was able to experience my happy place. It was so much fun watching him learn our cheers, songs and chants. I think he is now officially an Alabama fan – Roll Tide!

Sweet Home Tuscaloosa: ULM Edition

This past weekend, I was able to do a quick trip over to Tuscaloosa.

Tuscaloosa. A place that will get in your blood and stay forever. ❤️?? #BamaGameday #BuiltByBama #RollTide

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The last time I was in this special place was for the Texas A&M game last year. I had been trying to get over for a while, and this past weekend it worked out perfectly! I spent the weekend with my little “adopted” family from college. It’s been such a joy to have this lady and her kids in my life! And it was refreshing to get a weekend with them!

On Saturday, I pulled into town just in time to grab lunch (Taco Casa!) and head to the game. I used one of their spare tickets, and we had fantastic seats to watch the Crimson Tide take on the ULM Warhawks. We of course won, but it was a great afternoon with the boys talking football! After the game, we headed out for a nutritious meal of IHOP, before heading back to the house.

On Sunday, we headed to church and then grabbed a delicious Mugshots lunch before I head to back to Atlanta. It was way too short of a visit, and I’m looking forward to hopefully seeing them soon!

Calvary | Tuscaloosa, AL

Sweet Home Tuscaloosa: TAMU 2014

This past weekend was fantastic and a blast from the past! Friday afternoon I drove over to Tuscaloosa to meet up with some of my MBA ladies for the Alabama/Texas A&M game. The weekend started off with us all catching up with each other over some delicious Jim ‘n Nick’s BBQ and cheese biscuits! After eating way too much food, we headed to our old hangout, Innisfree Pub!

Southern Exhilaration: Sweet Home Tuscaloosa - TAMU

Saturday morning we got up, donned our crimson and houndstooth, and headed down to The Strip. We decided we would start our morning at Rounder’s, and ended up staying all afternoon to watch the game. We grabbed a table and got ready to cheer on our Crimson Tide!

Southern Exhilaration: Sweet Home Tuscaloosa - TAMU

And what a game!! 59-0! It was like our boys were back after a hiatus from the last couple of games! Roll Tide! To celebrate we headed to Rounder’s rooftop bar to dance the night away! As we headed to our next spot, we stopped and grabbed dinner at our favorite Chinese restaurant, Swen. After dinner we all headed back to the hotel feeling the day’s activities catching up with us. We all crashed watching some old school SNL. This morning we got up and all headed back to Birmingham. I went and met up for lunch with Laura and Patrick. It was great getting to see and catch up with them before driving back to Atlanta!

I’m sad the weekend is over. It went by way too fast, but it was fun getting to be in my favorite city with some of my favorite people!

PS – Can I just say I love the SEC Nation! What a weekend in college football! I love that 5 of the top 10 teams are SEC, and of those 5 teams 4 are SEC West!! Woot woot!