Go West, Go State!

“Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh.”~ George Bernard Shaw, Irish playwright

My surprise weekend getaway? West Lafayette, IN for the Purdue-PennState football game!

It’s good that my husband’s new job is facing the right direction. I drove him to work so we could leave straight from there, saving an hour on the 5-ish hour drive.

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The team equipment bus has a blue stripe on top, just like the football helmets

For me, it’s all about the experience, not the outcome. Before the game, we partied with the Alumni Association.

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Go State!

During the game, we cheered the team and their touchdowns.

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All good cheers: the Lion, cheerleaders and frapps

Of course, the experience is made better by a victory! By the 4th quarter, there were more Penn Staters milling about than Purdue fans. There is a walkway near the visitor’s section, and a lot of us stood around and talked and took pictures with the Lion. I liked the casualness of it all. Dinner at 9 Irish Brothers rounded out the weekend.  And a Celebratory Frapp, of course.

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