Up in a Sea of Cardinal (USC)

It might be an understatement to say that I am not much of a football fan. I hadn’t been to a football game since college. Until yesterday.

Meet Sue. Sue and I play golf together. She is a USC alum and a rabid USC football fan. She treated us to a day at the game. Here she is making bloody marys in the back of her vehicle.

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Everyone is a rabid fan. I was overwhelmed by color everywhere. There must have been a thousand of these tents, and I believe the color of this person’s vehicle is no coincidence, either. IMG_7869

Especially this one. IMG_7801

Even the rival team, in this case the Oregon Ducks, is decked out in their school colors.
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We walked around the beautiful campus and had lunch. Then, in a little while, a parade started up. IMG_7876

Well if it isn’t the famously cool USC Trojans band, up close! Don’t you just love marching bands?IMG_7888

Here they are later on the field. IMG_7900

I had so much fun. I even got to pet Traveler.IMG_7865

Here is Traveler later on the field. Traveler has his own website. IMG_7918

And. if all that excitement and spectacle wasn’t enough, you got to see a football game! It was an exciting game, but the Trojans lost, 62 – 51.
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Oh, and as an added bonus, we walked over to the science center across the street and saw THIS! The space shuttle! Oh wow. Very, VERY big wow.
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It is so big I couldn’t get all of it in one picture, and I am up against the wall in the corner. This is its temporary shelter.  They are collecting funds to build it a permanent home.
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Here is a shot of its rear end.
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It was an absolutely perfect, fun-filled day. Thanks, Sue!

Comments

  1. What a fun day, I'm glad to see you wore an appropriately colored t-shirt for the occasion. That VW bus is very cool, it's nice to see one in such good shape.

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  2. What an awesome day you had! I saw them roll the shuttle down the street when it first got there. You just have no idea how enormous the thing is I guess. And I love marching bands also. Can't get enough of John Philip Sousa!

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  3. Great pics of a fun day! And bloody marys, too; can't beat that!

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  4. Who cares about the game? What a cool day you had in spite of it being about football :-)

    I love a Marching Band, too (and spent time in one in High School, but WOW, the space shuttle, up close and personal. I'm very envious of that experiences.

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  5. What a grand day! Love that you shared it. That fan with the VW van is truly dedicated.

    Love marching bands. My daughter was in her high school band and I loved going to watch them march and play.

    Getting to see the space shuttle to top it all off....and it does look huge!

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  6. Fun photos! You went north? I think the Huskies played USC recently also..... The teams must like getting away from the rain! Looks like you've been doing a lot of golfing with good weather, even.

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