Friday, November 6, 2009

O-H


Finally getting around to saying something about the trip. . . IT WAS TOTALLY WICKED. Tug was giddy the entire time, it was really cute! We stayed with my cousin, whom I haven't seen in nearly 20 years, on Thursday, Friday and Saturday night. Thursday we went trick-or-treating (actually, our very FIRST stop on Thursday was at Chick-Fil-A. I love that place). Friday Tug and I walked around campus. Crazy to think I almost went there!!
This is heading across the Olentangy River onto campus. . .

Part of campus, near Eddie George's bar where we stopped and had some nachos. . .

Tug at Mirror Lake, which I kept calling Mirror Pond which is Tug's favorite beer. . .

The Ohio State part is part of the stadium and the glass stuff/cement in the foreground was some sort of student workout center that looked pretty awesome. . .

The Horseshoe (just for you Barb)

How sweet of them to put up a sign just for my kids!!

This is one of the entrances to the stadium (pretty sure it is on the North side). . . look familiar??

The triangle thingy is a tribute to Jesse Owens. My cousin's wife's father (so my cousin's father-in-law) worked for Ohio State as a planner and had some sort of influence on this memorial.

We saw a lot of band people going to practice. As we made our way around the stadium we saw the drum majors leaving. I should have made Tug take a picture with them. (fyi, this is not a drum major.)

After walking around the stadium (we never did make it to Buckeye Grove), we stopped at St. John Arena (I have never seen a basketball arena with seating going up so high) and saw pictures of all the old teams from various sports.

And once leaving SJA, we walked down Lane street and ran into this guy. I saw another one (dressed in fatigues) on our way in but didn't see him while we were walking. I was so bummed to find out these statues are no longer 'on parade' and are instead strewn about the city.

Tomorrow (or eventually) I will post pictures from the game. I know you are all dying in anticipation!

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scmom (Barbara) said...

Thanks r, you're a good Buckeye. At the other end of Mirror Lake from where Tug is standing (see that park bench?) is where my husband proposed to me. Isn't that sweet? You got some good pictures.

Aubrey said...

Looks like you had fun!

Sarah - Kala said...

They won, too. Sucks to be NorthWestern.

See you next weekend, my pet. he he hehehehehe. Just kidding. I think for some spice around here, I may root for the Buckeyes. Wonder if the Hawks QB will recover for the game? If so, there may be a good fight.

Heather said...

Hey, it was sunny! Glad you guys got away. It's been a few since we went back to KU with all our friends, now THAT was fun.

The Wades said...

Glad Tug was so giddy. I can see why with the ponds made of beer and all.

Almost went there, huh? Well, I was born there so there! there. there.

What? I'm off to bed.

Auntie Nee said...

Looks like fun!!!! Glad you all had a great time.

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