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Monday, September 12, 2011
The One with a Trip to Austin
This weekend my Dad and I had a Father/Daughter day and went to Austin to enjoy some University of Texas Longhorn's Football.
This is something that my dad and I can definitely relate on; he being a UT alum and I, well, I just need a better team to cheer for other than UNT Mean Green! I was raised on Longhorn Pride and when asking my dad as a kid what his favorite color was it was always "burnt orange" and were sad to find it wasn't in the crayola box! My sisters, with their passion and pride for the Texas Tech Red Raiders, find my behavior hideous, but I don't really care. I cheer for Tech when I can, but my Texas Heart belongs to the Longhorns! My dad and I left early so that we would have time to walk around campus and go to the co-op and enjoy being in Austin. We got there right at 3 (for a 6 o'clock game) and oh my goodness, it was like I had died and gone to Longhorn Heaven! There were tailgaters and people all over the place and it was awesome! We scored some awesome tickets and a parking pass (Thanks Davis family!!) and had no trouble parking.
We walked around campus, Dad showing me a few things he remembered and then we ended up at the co-op, got some longhorn gear and had lunch at Pita Pit (never been there but what an awesome place!). I wanted to get to the stadium early and watch the players warm up and all the pregame activities. To me, there are very few things that are more exciting than a longhorn football game in Austin! I love the atmosphere, I love seeing a sea of burnt orange, I love the traditions and the passion involved.
Singing "Texas Fight" and "The Eye's of Texas Are Upon You", they just give me chills! I love it, all of it! And I was so glad I was able to share it with my dad. It was a great day and a fun time was had by all!