One of the bonuses for me when I was afforded the opportunity to not coach any more was that it freed me up to travel with my family during the football season. When I was coaching, I was so exhausted on the weekends that it was almost impossible to do much of anything, and that was before we had a baby in the mix. As I reflect on my schedule for the fall, we may have overdone our fall schedule with a baby, but she did really well on her first weekend road trip to Aggieland.
My wife graduated from Texas A&M, I did not. With that being said, it is by far my favorite state university in Texas. In fact, I almost transferred to A&M after my first year at Trinity University, but stayed and really enjoyed my time there. A lot of my friends went to A&M so I’ve been there a lot of times throughout the years and it is a great college town. Haley’s family has season tickets to the football games and this weekend was the first of the games we get the opportunity to go to. The Aggies played Sam Houston State University as their final warm-up for the Alabama game next week, which we also get the opportunity to go to. We left Caroline with her grandmother at the hotel in Bryan, TX and went to the game sans-baby. She did awesome with her grandma and we had a good time at the game. It rained most of the first half, which was new for me, but it also cooled off the weather quite a bit. Normally we would expect to be sitting in 90-105 degree weather. Saturday night it was 75 and windy…so pretty much perfect. On the way back to Denton the following day she slept the entire 4-ish hour drive home!
Acouple of side-notes:
- I got to go in the updated MSC at A&M. It was awesome, but really crowded on game day
- I also got to see a group of the Corps perform a yell at the gravesite of the dead mascots right near the stadium. Every time I go to College Station I feel like I see another weird tradition I didn’t know existed.