We had quite at match up this weekend with ECU playing Virginia Tech in Football.  I even got into a bit of a fight with the Hokie bird.

In honor of the Hokies – we fried a turkey for our tailgate.

And former ECU player and Super Bowl-winning linebacker Robert Jones stopped by our tailgate.

In the end it wasn’t a game either team could be very proud of.  VT suck by us 10-15.

This football weekend had a lot more in common with a sailing weekend than most others.  It was an incredibly wet one and we even deployed some of our sailing techniques like hanging our wet clothing in the shower, etc with the RV.  The 7pm game meant we had all morning & afternoon to tailgate.

9/29 UTEPChris, Stephanie, Jon

With the rain, we got off to a slow start while trying to stay inside or under the awning to stay dry while we waited for everyone else to arrive.  The rain held off a bit for the final hour before the kickoff so we could get our traditional flip cup game in.

9/29 UTEPStacy, Alex, Jeff, Kate, Stephanie, Heather, Lauren, Brooke, Billy, Chris, Jon, Kristin, JG, Aaron, Natalie, Lindsay, Jason, Emily

Throughout the 1st and 2nd quarters the rain came down. With 8 minutes left in the second half as a decent storm was heading our way, an announcement come on the PA that the game was being postponed, the stadium evacuated and everyone should head to Minges Colosseum or their cars.
9/29 UTEPJG, Stephanie, Jon, Anne-Stewart, Emily

During the rain delay we hung around the RVs watching other games on TV and then stayed there until after halftime once the game did resume. The rain continued to come down, but not with thunder and lightning as we had earlier.

9/29 UTEPBack in the stadium during the 4th quarterJon, JG, Chris, Kevin

Pictures starting here.

JG, Preston, Chris and I took the RV down to Columbia SC to see East Carolina play South Carolina.  We arrived Friday night and got an awesome tailgate spot with several other ECU RVs very close to the stadium.  Friday night we grilled some steaks, set everything up, and relaxed watching football on TV.  Saturday we tailgated, went to the game, tailgated some more and went out for drinks.  We might not have won the game, but we certainly won the tailgate and had a great time doing it.

Chris, Jon, JG and Preston in front of the stadium at our tailgate spot.

9/8 JG, Jon, Chris, Jen and Preston in our seats at the South Carolina Game

9/8 South Carolina entrance just before the game.

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