September 11, 2011

Saturdays In Athens

College football is in full swing and that means so are Saturdays here in Athens.  Living in a southern college town during football season is one of the most fun times of year in my opinion. There is an electricity pulsing through the city that can be felt everywhere!!

Me with a very enthusiastic and painted Georgia fan!

Despite a crushing 2nd loss this weekend (to the South Carolina Gamecocks, boo!), I still had a crazy fun time leading up to the actual game.  Now that I'm older and have 3 kids, luckily we take our dawg losses with a grain of salt and don't let it ruin our weekends - we have a bit more perspective on the more important things.  But it still stinks when your team loses;-)

The hubby and I had the rare opportunity to get out early in the afternoon, walk all around campus and downtown, and soak in the game day atmosphere while my folks took care of our kiddos (thanks a ton mom and dad-you rock!).

My mom actually made my sweet Viv her very own one of a kind Georgia romper- 
how cute did this frock turn out?!

So I thought I would share my tailgate experience in pictures.  It was super hot on Saturday, so I planned my wardrobe and makeup accordingly:

  • baseball cap (bc I didn't want to worry with fixing my hair then it falling flat in the heat!), 
  • tinted moisturizer with SPF,  
  • MAC Viva Glam VI lip gloss- the perfectly pretty lip gloss 
  • Nordstrom black scoop neck t-shirt and white linen Banana Republic shorts- easy breezy

 Posing along the train tracks getting ready for a long afternoon and evening!

Ran into some old sorority sisters along the way!!
I had that Golden Pantry cup with me, all day long-ha!

 Stopped by a local favorite restaurant, Five Star Day, and picked up a yummy
BBQ sandwich to fuel up.  Little Hazel (center) was the perfect budding entrepreneur
wearing her apron and helping her mom sell yummy grub!

Hubby Scott enjoying some TGI Fridays Potato Skins chips at a local 
bar, Walker's Pub, that we stopped off at along the way to the stadium. 
He looks so cool eating potato chips dontcha think?

I love seeing Hairy Dog running across the field with the GA flag- always gets the crowd pumped.

So even though we lost Saturday night, I still had an amazing time just hanging with the hubby and taking in all of the traditions of the football scene.  I love Saturdays in Athens town and look forward to more this season, but with a WIN next time!!!


~~Mikki Jo said...

Sweet, glad you had a great time! Looks like fun!!!

Ally Garner said...

We had a great time too. Actually that was one of the best Dawg games i've been to in 2 seasons! Hate we lost, but we played so much better. Really hoping Richt can turn this ship around the rest of the season. I would really hate to see him lose his job. Ugh.

Vivi looks absolutely adorable in her cute UGA romper. Your Mom is so talented!

I'm surprised we didn't run into each other. We strolled by the tracks to tailgate with some friends, and stopped by Walker's after the game. I'm so jealous you get to live in Athens year round.

Love the MAC Viva Glam - it's my daily go-to lip glass. Love it!

Sugar+Oysters said...

I was in Athens this weekend for the game. Long trip from Charleston, but it was worth it. It was such a good game! Poor Richt, he has to get it together. We tailgaited along East Campus and had the best time!

Michelle @ Ten June said...

Looks like you had a ball!! We tailgated down by the coliseum and then ate dinner at Copper Creek : ) I am praying the Dawgs pull off a W against Coastal this weekend!!! I have faith in them!

JennySue said...

Sugar & Oysters, it was a really exciting game, just a bummer we lost. I love Charleston, one of my fave cities, next to Athens of course;-)

Michelle, we BETTER win this weekend, it will be a huge slap in the bulldawg face if we can't pull through against a 1AA team!! I'm taking all 3 of my kids (for pictures really, Viv's first game) so I doubt we'll even make it more than a quarter! Hopefully I'll see the win from my TV by the 4th quarter;-)