Wednesday, January 1, 2014

A Badger Bowl Game

Well, our time at Disney World was over, but we still had a couple of days in Florida so we decided to find some other fun things to do.  New Years Eve morning we met my mom and dad for breakfast before they took off to Fort Meyers Beach to their home-away-from-home for the next seven weeks.  It was a fun morning send off!  Then, Tim's parents and us decided to do a little shopping at some of the awesome outlet malls they have in Florida.

Next, it was time to show our Wisconsin Badger pride!  A week or so before our trip, Tim realized that the Badgers made it to the Capital One Bowl in Orlando and they were going to play on New Year's Day!  He knew right away that he wanted to get tickets and go to the game.  We also found out that there was going to be a big pep rally on New Year's Eve.  So, after shopping we made our way to this open area mall/park for the big rally.  We were running a little late and didn't know exactly what to expect, so our seats were not the greatest.  But we did hear the Wisconsin band and the kids got a glimpse of their beloved Bucky!

It was a fun time even if we were a little late!  We did a little more shopping, ate dinner at Pizza Hut and headed back to the condo.  We were a little exhausted from three super busy Disney days and I think we all crashed fairly early, even if it was New Year's Eve!

Today, we said good-bye to Nana and Papa and finished our Florida trip as a family of four.  Tim found some tickets to the game, so we but on our red and black and headed to the stadium.  It was a dreary, rainy, chilly day, but we tried to make the best of it.  We arrived pretty early and had plenty of time before the game started.  We found the big Wisconsin semi and thought it was a great spot for a Badger family picture.
We ate some lunch, while trying to stay dry, before heading to the outdoor stadium for the game.  When we got to our seats, our overly tired kids both crashed in our laps before the game even started.  So here we are...trying to stay dry and keep them dry and comfortable in our laps on the bleachers.  The life of a Badger fan!
Unfortunately, the weather wasn't the only downer of the day.  Wisconsin lost yet another bowl game, the fourth in a row!  Oh well.  Despite the rainy, cold weather and the loss, it was fun to have a family day watching our Badgers live!  We finished the day at Buffalo Wild Wings and then back to the condo for repacking and resting.  Tomorrow, we head back to reality.  It was been such a great winter vacation to Florida!

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