We have all been so excited for this weekend to get here! After Cole was finished with school, we picked up Chloe and headed east (Caroline headed west to spend the weekend with Pappy and Papa).
We checked into our hotel and then headed to Market Square for some dinner and entertainment. We ate at one of our favorites – Tomato Head, and we treated the kids to Sprite. They were so happy they wanted a picture!
The kids stayed up and watched tv for a while we watched tv in our room (we had a suite w/ a pullout couch). We ended up staying awake much longer than we should have because the kids were up at normal time…. and we had a looong, hot day ahead of us. We ate breakfast and headed to the tailgate. There, the kids played and played and played all day. Abby, Fisher, Cade, and other kids were there, and they completely wore themselves out! And…. it was so so so so hot. I was soaking wet! Game time wasn’t until 6, so we were hot all day.
About an hour before game time (and after the Vol Walk), we started the walk to Neyland. We stayed until half time because it was a complete blow out at that time, and the kids were absolutely worn.out. They were so tired they almost could not function. We rode back to the hotel with the Clarks and we continued the party there. Again, we let the kids stay up way too late, but it was such a fun day and weekend. The kids first trip to Neyland was a huge success, and we can’t wait to take them back!