Tri-Circle-D 2,059 Posted November 30, 2011 Report Share Posted November 30, 2011 Well, here we go.Another TCD trip report!Woo Hoo!This is my 14th here on FF.net!Does this place rock, or what?The TCD twins get Thanksgiving week off from school. The TCD big sister does not. So, our trip began on Saturday, November 19th with a detour to Tallahassee.We had to go see FSU play in their final home game of the season.We would be checking in at the Fort on Sunday, but our path first traveled a bit north.We will cover our visit to Tally in this first post.Then, we will be on to the Fort.For five nights!That's a long visit for the TCD gang.We are usually just weekend warriors.But not this week.And, what a great week it was. Perfect weather (almost), lots of Fiend action, the first TCDRWOG (TCD Real Woman of Genius), a secret mission, a discovery of some cool old Fort relics, and lots more stuff! You'll see.But, as always, we must begin at the beginning.Which was our drive to Tallahassee.We left early in the morning from home.By late morning, we were cruising through Crystal River when we spotted a manatee.Everyone loves manatees, especially the TCD twins, so we just had to stop for a photo:I have no idea what that manatee was doing there, or what he was advertising or protesting. But, his van had US government tags.Weird.We then pressed on to Tallahassee.We presented the TCD big sister with a gift- her very own official FSU pillow pet:The TCD big sister is doing great at school. She has been an intern this year with the FSU athletic department. She already had an article published in the FSU program for a previous game, and she wrote the cover article for this week's game:She got to interview FSU's QB and then write the article. She did a great job on this one, too!Here is a photo from our tailgate decorations- our tribute to Thanksgiving:We were this far away from the stadium- not bad:Here's the gang- the TCD twins with their big sis and my DD's friend who is a boy (apologies for the blurry shot, it was getting dark, and a few beers had been consumed by the photographer) :Here's an almost candid tailgate shot:The pre-game festivities included some fireworks:The FSU band:For this game, a real Seminole Indian chief got to plant the spear, while the FSU Chief Osceola watched:We ran into our first Real Man of Genius there at the game. This fellow figured he would get himself on TV with that puny sign, even though we were about 50 rows up from the field:I'll bet if you watched the game on TV you remember seeing that eye-catching sign.Here are the TCD twins in the stands (my older DD and her friend got to watch from the press box):The game was very close. Check out the stats with 1:16 left in the game:FSU had the ball at this point, and was able to move to around the 50 yard line. They went for a first down on a fourth down, and they didn't make it, which we thought meant the game was over. But, then there was a review on the play:Virginia got called for a facemask, and the Seminoles got the ball back.They moved it a little further, and then they tried a 50+ yard field goal.FSU has a great kicker.But he missed it!:The final score:My oldest daughter was crushed.On our way out of the stadium, a guy was selling commemorative t-shirts. Apparently things did not go his way, as he was selling the shirts two for ten bucks. The twins got new shirts out of the deal:We got back to our hotel room at around 1 am.We would be up early to get back home to pick up the camper and head to the Fort.We will pick it up from there in the next post.I am thankful that my oldest DD does not attend college further away. It is nice to be able to visit her on a weekend trip.TCD Quote Link to post Share on other sites
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