A Trip to Aggieland

I’m taking a break this week from sharing house updates because, um, there aren’t any.

Corey and I have been taking things nice and slow lately, so there hasn’t been much going on. All of our focus has been on the nursery, and we took the weekend off this week to take a trip to College Station to see our Aggies play some football! Don’t worry, though – we have full plans to tackle another nursery project next weekend, and I have a few other things in the works in other places around the house that I’m hoping to take on soon.

So, I might not have home updates to share with you, but I can’t resist sharing our wonderful trip to our college town. We have been dying to get back to Aggieland to see a football game ever since we left two years ago, and this year we were finally on top of it enough to snatch up tickets before they all sold out. We had hoped to spend the whole weekend in College Station, but it didn’t end up working out so we just spent Saturday there and it may have been a short trip, but we packed it full of fun.

We started off by having lunch at one of our favorite restaurants with a few of my friends from the school I used to work at. It was so nice to catch up with them, and Corey and I were thrilled to get to eat here – we use to have a Ninfa’s in Austin, but it closed a couple of years back and now the closest one is in College Station. The only way it could have been better is if I was able to enjoy one of their margaritas…next time, though!

After lunch, we did some shopping – we’re always on the lookout for cute A&M-related baby apparel, but since we live in Austin it’s pretty hard to come by – everything we find is for UT. Yuck. So, while we were in College Station, we knew it had to be our mission to track down something cute for Monster. And, of course, Target was able to deliver – we found these incredibly adorable A&M jersey onesies in their sporting goods section. I cannot WAIT until he gets to wear them!

Next up was my favorite part of the trip, and the part I think we were both looking forward to the most (aside from the game, of course) – exploring campus. Neither of us had been on campus at all since we graduated, so it was so wonderful and nostalgic to go wander around and see all of the places we used to frequent. It was amazing (and really sad) to see how much had changed in the two short years we have been gone, but most of it was the same ol’ campus we know and love. We even joked when we walked into one of the buildings that it even smelled like campus – I never noticed when I was there, but apparently there is a specific scent I associate with some of the buildings on campus (you know, like all of your friends houses have a scent – anyone ever notice that?) and it was so fun to walk in and take a big inhale and realize how awesome it felt to be back!

After we explored for a few hours, it was time to head to the game. There are no words for how amazing it is to experience a game in Kyle Field, so you’ll just have to trust me. It’s incredible. It was strange not to be in the student section (there’s a very different atmosphere over there!) but I’ll admit it was nice to get to actually sit down during the game, and it was fun to experience what the student section looks like from the other side of the stadium!

We, of course, beat the hell outta SMU, and it was a perfect game for us to go to. The weather was amazing, and it was pretty fun to get to see Johnny Manziel in action in person! And, of course, I got chills (as I always do) watching the band perform.

We came straight home after the game and got home around midnight – we were exhausted the next day, but it was oh so worth it. We’re definitely looking forward to turning this into a yearly tradition and we’re already excited about planning what it will be like next year with Monster tagging along!

And that was our weekend – thanks for letting me indulge myself a little and share about something most of you probably couldn’t care less about. I’m hoping that with this weekend off from doing any work I’ll be able to convince Corey to take on a few different things next weekend so I’ll have lots to share – the insane nesting urges have already hit me, so I’m desperate to do projects all the time!

What did your weekend look like? Anyone else go back and visit your old college town recently?

8 thoughts on “A Trip to Aggieland

  1. Glad you had a good weekend! They’ve really done a lot with the MSC and that area (that’s really the part of campus I’m most familiar with). I didn’t get to watch the game though, since I was babysitting. I went to the Rice game a few weeks ago though — first college game in YEARS — and it was a lot of fun!


  2. I love the Aggie onesies! We visit our college town as often as we can, usualyl every couple of months, but it’s a short ride away and it’s a popular destination for people in New England. I’ve always been secretly jealous of people who went to schools with good sports teams, so I think it’s awesome that you get to go back and go to football games. Sounds like you had a great weekend! :)


  3. My husband went to A&M and last year I went back with him for my first time for the LSU game. He graduate in 2002 and couldn’t believe how much had changed since he graduated. We’re talking about making the trip every other year for the LSU game, but I guess we’ll see if it actually happens. Although I’d love to make it back to my college in Maryland at some point. I haven’t been back there since a year after I graduated back in 2007.


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