The temperature dropped all through the day and clouds have moved in but we don't expect rain.
We took Auburn's Tiger Transit from the intersection of Woodfield and Donahue streets to witness "Tiger Walk" at Jordan Hare Stadium. We rode with a nice crowd of Aggie fans and one really obnoxious 'Bama fan who insisted on belting a big "roll tide" every few minutes.
The 'Bama fan received no response from either the Auburn or Aggie fans. The bus took a very long route but the ride was comfortable and enjoyable with the exception of the 'Bama fool who surely couldn't find her way to the "capstone" else she would have been there, wouldn't she? Or did she just come to Auburn to show her team spirit? Wayne was courteous to her, as he always is, when she asked foolish questions to him, addressing him merely as "Hey, Auburn fan"....
|A bus full of Aggie fans, three Auburn fans and a lone 'Bama fan.|
Once off the Tiger Transit, we still had quite a walk around to Gate #10 where the players would enter the stadium.
|Walking through the dorm area approaching Jordan Hare stadium on the way to the Tiger Walk.|
|Wayne is in his glory here.|
Despite our long history with Auburn, this would be our first Tiger Walk and I wondered why. When we ran upon this poster of the history of Tiger Walk, I was reminded that this "rite of passage" was still a fairly new phenomenon.
I was glad to be here even though I was embarrassed that Coach Gene Chizik did receive a low roar of "boo's" when he walked by. I hated that for him.
|"Tiger Walk" from a distance|
Being around Jordan Hare Stadium is exciting and Wayne really enjoys himself while we're there. He doesn't enjoy going to night games though, so we'll watch the game from the comfort of home.
We decided to walk back to the car rather than walk in the opposite direction to take Tiger Transit back to the car. The breeze really picked up while we were on campus and the temperature continued to drop.
The walk back to the car was straight out Donahue. We enjoyed seeing plenty of revelry and several drunken fans on both sides.
|A little too much drink going on here. This crowd is here for every game. |
They have a microphone and they direct their own pep rally with the crowds walking to the stadium.
Returning to the coach, we found Lexie and Ozzie had found and destroyed an entire pad of scratch paper, including several important papers I was working on. This means they had found their way from their window sill to the kitchen table and my work station. Ozzie had put two of his toys in his bed... I think to take the blame for the mischief.
|Moments before we found the mess the furkids had made|