However, when the game time (11:20am), and then parade time (7am) were announced....we thought about changing our minds. We ultimately decided to go for it though, even though Bennett wasn't getting home until 9:30am from her night in Atlanta at the American Girl store with Brian and Henley. When Bennett got home, we had her change, and we hit the road.
As soon as we parked the car, we walked into the stadium for kick-off. The Mizeranys have fabulous tickets, but they are in the sun. And wouldn't you know, mother nature gave us a record-breaking hot day for Oct 5th! Though the kids were treated to ice cream immediately by their Uncle Dan, it was hard to ward off the sweat. In between wiping our faces and taking breaks in the shady breezeway, we watched Alabama kick Georgia State's bootie. Surprisingly the kids made it through the third quarter (all of the trips to the concession stand certainly helped). In fact, I think they could have made it the entire game, but I was ready to call it since it was a blowout game and I was done sitting in my pool of sweat.
Following the game, we met Sara at the Chi O house for a quick tour and a break in the air conditioning. We waited out the 4th quarter there before meeting everyone else back at the tailgate. We spent the remaining couple of hours relaxing under the tent, eating some more food and hanging with the family. It was a great day, regardless of the heat, and I think the kids had fun at their first football game.