It’s official: Jason and I are new Badger football season ticket holders! We are super pumped and looking forward to a fall full of Badger football.
For the last few years, we have been going to a few games each season. This included traveling with friends to the Big Ten Football Championship Game in December 2012. It was an unexpectedly awesome game. It may be the most incredible sporting event that I’ve attended (so far), and that includes going to the Rose Bowl in 2000.
Last spring, we intentionally started to set ourselves up to request season tickets for the 2013 season. And in a roller coaster of a week, we found out that we got them only days after learning about Thea’s tumor. But that’s life I guess, full of ups and downs.
Expect to see a lot of the UW-Madison campus and Badgers fun on the blog starting in September. There’s nothing better!
Jason and I both had the day off on Friday, and we wound up having a fabulous day. First on the docket: Thea’s first trip to the doggie spa!
I hate this 🙁
I smell wet dog
Super-duper dog washers (and no, we just happened to given smocks that were pink and green 🙂 )
After Thea was all clean, Jason and I headed up to Madison. Our main mission was making a stop at Archiver’s – a supply run for my Yosmite scrapbook. Once we were done, I suggested we do something else – we had traveled all that way, might as well make the most of it.
Next stop: the zoo!
Bucky Badger rolling around in the dirt – it was a hot one!
All done 🙂
Friday Fish Fry
I suggested The Old Fashioned for our Friday fish fry. I had been there once with my friends Ryan and Shaun this past winter and have been meaning to take Jason there ever since. This seemed like the perfect occasion.
Home of Wisconsin Cuisine
Fried cheese goodness
Supper Club in a Glass
Now that’s what I’m talkin’ about!
The heart of it all!
Jason and I were on the ball this season and bought tickets to three Badger football games. Our first of the three was the home opener against Northern Illinois. It was an absolutely beautiful day to be in Madison and a gorgeous night for a football game.
We started our day on the UW campus with a requisite stop at the Memorial Union. We would have hung out at the Terrace, but it was packed. So, we took a lovely walk along the Lakeshore Path, a walk I haven’t made in close to ten years. We walked past the lakeshore residence halls, my home for two years. I had to pay homage to the 10 year anniversary of my first year as a housefellow. I made some poor personal decisions that year, and I’ve held on to a significant amount of regret since that time. I finally think ten years is long enough to punish myself for being young and human.
The game itself was alright. The Badgers won, but it wasn’t pretty. It was a closer game than it should have been thanks to some errors on the part of the Badgers. But the atmosphere was incredible. There’s nothing like a night game at Camp Randall. As always, my mind was flooded with great memories from my time as a student.
I can’t wait until next Saturday and my next trip back to my “home.”