An Amazing Father-Son Trip
As I shared with you in a previous post (A Father-Son Adventure), my father and I had two big road trips planned this year around sporting events. The first trip was a memorable one, but the outcome was slightly less than magical (Tennessee beat Appalachian State in overtime). With this said, the second trip proved to be the most memorable of all.
Dad and I flew from Raleigh to Chicago to see the Chicago Cubs play their arch rival Saint Louis Cardinals.
This was our first time to see at game at Wrigley Field. People had been telling us how special it was, but until you actually go to a game, you do not completely understand. The best description I can give is that you don’t see Wrigley, you feel Wrigley. What I mean by this is that there is an energy and buzz about the stadium throughout the game. The fans know each of the players as if they were part of their family. It is a small intimate stadium and one that everyone should try to experience at least once, whether you are a baseball fan or not.
If the weekend had ended there it would have been a good one… but it didn’t! (it only got better)
Once the Cubs game was over, we got on the train and headed back to our car. We then proceeded to make the drive towards South Bend, Indiana for the Duke vs. Notre Dame football game.
I have to admit, we were excited about seeing the campus, but we really did not know what to expect from the game. Duke was a 20.5 point underdog to the Fighting Irish, and we just didn’t know how the game would go.
Here are some photos of campus:
The tailgating scene was great.
We spent a few hours walking around campus and through the tailgating lots. Then we headed over to the Duke tailgate party and met up with some friends.
Then it was game time:
As mentioned earlier, Duke was a 20.5 point under dog going into the game. Notre Dame promptly scored on their first two possessions making us wonder what the rest of the game would be like.
Trailing 14-0 Duke responded with a 96 year kickoff return for touchdown. Then the proverbial light bulb went off for Duke and they found their “mojo”. The game turned into a high scoring event and one that ended with Duke pulling off one of the biggest upsets in school history.
The best part of the day was being able to say that I was there to witness it, and I was able to do it with my Dad! It will be another great memory that we will always cherish.
“The best gifts in the world are not in the material objects one can buy from the store, but in the memories we make with the people we love.” — Amanda Doyarshinov
As you can imagine, it was a great time. I cannot wait for the next adventure!
An Amazing Father-Son Trip