I was lucky enough to have gotten to spend this past weekend in one of my favorite places on earth. TUSCALOOSA, ALABAMA! Home of the University of Alabama (where I went to college) and some of my favorite memories. This past weekend was our annual spring game, called the A-Day game. My cousin, Zack is looking at UA for college and I had the privilege of showing him around campus for the weekend. I got to see wonderful old friends, spend time with my cousin and his dad, went on an amazing tour of the best stadium in college football…and well I need a weekend to recover from my weekend.
I know most people have fond memories from college, but mine are especially precious to me. When I was 18 I thought it was the best idea in the world to move 9 hours away from home. Though it was difficult at times, I have to give my 18 year old self some props. Hands down one of the best decisions I have ever made. If nothing else, meeting these girls pictured in this post was worth every minute of homesickness I had. They were my family for 4 years and I don’t know where I’d be without them.
One of my best friends (and bridesmaid in my wedding), Hannah, now has a big fancy job with Crimson Tide Sports Marketing. Her office is INSIDE of Bryant-Denny Stadium and she hooked us up with an amazing tour of the stadium. My uncle even stole some Coca-Cola from Coach Saban’s fridge!
Here are some of the other statues of the other famous UA coaches to have brought home a National Championship.
We had to take a classic Bear Bryant picture. They had just finished painting the “ALABAMA” in the end zone when we took this so I now have some white paint on the heel of my cowboy boots. Ah well.
For the rest of the weekend, I just spent time with old friends which is about the best thing you can do in Tuscaloosa. So many things have changed so it’s a little weird being there and being unfamiliar with the local hangouts, but somethings have stayed the same just the way I like them!
I’ll leave you with this picture. This is what the Alabama football players see as they walk out of their locker room heading out onto the field in Bryant-Denny stadium. There is nothing else to say but THIS. IS. ALABAMA. FOOTBALL.
Roll Tide Roll!