Monday, February 28, 2011
Trip to Ames
After arriving in Ames on Saturday and buying tickets, the cashier directed us around the corner, where we ran into the Knops heading upstairs. We stopped to talk to them for a few minutes before heading to our seats. We did a lap around the arena got some snacks and found our seats, which were decent considering we walked up and bought them that day. Karson spotted someone in a argyle sweater that he liked. He's been telling me for almost a month that he plans to wear overalls when we attend VEISHEA. This can be attributed to bad fashion choices in 1997 and 1998, he's convinced that everyone at ISU must wear overalls. (HA HA!) I told him the sweater would be a better option. The game against Nebraska ended up in an overtime win, and he even bought me a Clone cone!
Once the game was over we made our way to the Memorial Union to hit up the bookstore - he wanted to find that sweater and check out the UnderArmor gear. While we wear there, we ran into more people. Erin, Andy and Katie were there along with some people I tailgate with. None of these run ins were planned so it was random and fun. The sweater wasn't at the bookstore, and they didn't have UA gear in his size, so we headed off on a cold, walking tour of campus.
Then of course....Great Plains. YUM!!! We followed that up with some relaxing in our hotel hot tub.
Sunday morning we met up with my sister, brother-in-law, their kids and my aunt at the Machine Shed. Someone may have pointed out the staff was wearing overalls. After being stuffed with the breakfast buffet, we headed off to check out the DaVinci exhibit at the Science Center. Absoulutely fantastic.