Last Saturday was NCSU’s Varsity Club football game. Since my dad played football {he was an offensive guard ’73-’77}, he’s invited back with a couple of free tickets to the game. My parents came down & we invited Kelly’s parents & some other friends as well to have a big tailgate party before we watched State beat Central Mich.

The 1o of us split up into two cars. I was in the SUV that parked where we were tailgating, so while the others walked over, Brett, the dads, Kelly’s brother & I got the tailgate all set up.

A few rounds of cornhole was played with Kelly & whoever was on her team winning time & again.

Quality Tailgate if I do say so myself

We decided to break out the grill for hamburgers, hot dogs & bean burgers for me. Jessica & Michael brought their much beloved veggie dip {the hidden valley packet & sour cream} as well as veggies. I made those pumpkin surprise cupcakes, a pasta salad, & also brought chips & salsa. Sarah & Mike joined us & brought hummus & pita bread as well as some delicious toffee chip cookies. We had quite the spread of food as well as enough beer to go around {& around}.

I ended up with an extra ticket I wasn’t able to sell {husband working yet another Sat}, but Mom & I did make it in to see American Idol winner Scotty sing the national anthem & see the plane flyover.

Hometown kid Scotty sings, kick off, & Touchdown!

Mom & Dad’s free tickets were way up high on the sunny side of the stadium. After sweating through the first quarter, we moved over to my normal section where people were wrapped up in coats {NC in Oct is crazy}.

We walked out at halftime to Mike & Sarah’s kickass parking spot for a little snack & another quick drink {or two}. After chatting & a few group photos, we headed back in to see the rest of the game.

Trophies are from bowl games my Dad played.

Go Pack!