Saturday, October 04, 2008

CU vs. Texas ... an unusual homecoming.

Well, it's no secret that Bethany and I have been looking forward to the October 4th weekend. And it's not because it's CU's homecoming.

This weekend, we had a homecoming of our own. The Texas Longhorns came to town, and with them came our uncle Larry and aunt Nancy.

We had a great weekend. We met Larry and Nancy Friday night at Bacaro Venetian Taverna, a wonderful Italian restaurant in the West End of the Pearl Street Mall. We ate and traded stories and then made our way down Pearl Street (against the tide of the CU Homecoming parade, as it turns out).

The Fullers followed us back to our house where we turned in early.

Bethany made breakfast the next morning and then, after a quick tour of Nederland, we drove to Boulder to take a quick tour of the CU campus.

We ate lunch on the Hill, combining Jimmy Johns sandwiches with a sampling of the local brew. Then we headed off to the stadium.

It rained just as we arrived at the stadium, but as with most Colorado showers, it dried up quickly.

The game was great. Texas looked a little flat, but handled the Buffaloes. We sat directly in the home section, but received little harassment (CU fans are MUCH more gracious than most of our Big 12 South rival fans).

After the game, we headed home for some wine and relaxation and called it a day.

After so many weeks of unfamiliar adjustments, it was wonderful to fall back into some familiar routines.

I just hope Texas picks it up before the showdown with OU next week.


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