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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2016 9:57 am 

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everyone we encountered from ND was friendly, welcoming and all service and security people professional and helpful.

There were a BUNCH of us there. A bar across from the stadium, O'Malley's (?) was jammed three hours prior to game. About 60% us.

To generalize, ND has pretty girls. Not sure why that surprised me.

I was traveling with a friend was wasn't feeling well so we did not get to walk much of the campus. What we saw of the campus, mostly around the stadium was nice. Not awesome, nice. We saw the dome from a distance. Pretty cool.

The stadium was old. Real old. It was shaped like a "shallow bowl" not steep like Lane and most newer stadiums. Like UMichigan. The scoreboard to be kind, was vintage. Tiny. No video. Not much information, and with our seats in the opposite end zone, it was difficult to read other scores that were on the board for about three seconds. Literally.

Iconic and charming, if technologically outdated.

Food was typically stadium food. Crummy.

Stayed in Kalamazoo, 70 miles away. Hotels near SB were $450 for a room that is $150 on non game weekends. Not a bad drive, an hour and twenty minutes.

Looooong drive from Blacksburg. Nearly eleven hours with a few stops for gas and lunch. Over nine hours coming home with fewer stops and drive through meals only.

Drove through Wva, Ohio, Michigan and Indiana. Bleak. I'm prejudiced, but Virginia is pretty, Blacksburg is beautiful.

Oh yeah, the game. Not bad. Oddly, it was colder when we were playing poorly, not so bad near the end.

A great trip.
If we had lost in a good game, a good trip. Worth doing.
If it ended like it started, shoulda stayed home.

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eventually you'll fall down.

PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2016 10:00 am 
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ND had some nice looking cheerleaders on TV.

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