Wednesday, April 04, 2007


So, the trip to Atlanta was pretty good. I can’t tell you how much I love college basketball!

Friday night we stopped in Knoxville, TN at Dottie’s house, my mom’s best friend from high school. It was nice to hang out with her for a bit before heading down to Atlanta, Saturday morning. In Atlanta, we stayed with another of my mom’s high school friends. We stopped there before getting on the Marta to head towards downtown. It’s so neat to see all the fans in their gear and psyched up about their teams. Unfortunately, we didn’t really get to see any famous people this year. Patrick Ewing was there to see his son play for Georgetown, but that was it about it other than Clark Kellogg, Greg Gumble, Seth Davis, Billy Packer, and Jim Nance…the normal CBS crew. Sunday, we just kind of hung out. I later realized that there were some good bands performing at the free concerts in the Olympic Park, so I headed downtown in time for the last two. Sugarland and Maroon 5. I had no idea that the lead for Maroon 5, Adam Levine was so HOT!! Sugarland was excellent too, I was sad to miss their first and only song that I knew. She was cute too. I was looking for pictures, but can’t find any.

Monday, we checked out the Martin Luther King Jr. historic site, walked by his birthplace, the Ebenezer Baptist Church, and burial site. It was nice to take in a little site seeing before the big game. We got back on the Marta and walked through the Olympic Park and to Hoop City and then the Georgia Dome. The weather was beautiful and it was great watching all the fans pile into the stadium. There were 51,000+ of us there! I decided not to really cheer for anyone in an effort to not piss my mom off too much and then the Florida fans were so obnoxious. It was just a great feeling being there, knowing how many times I’ve watched this on television. My favorite part may have been see the CBS One Shining Moment video presentation live in the arena and the confetti falling from the ceiling were both amazing. Also, it was a great day because we did a lot of walking, 17,114 steps to be exact. Tuesday, we headed back up 75 north and once again stopped in Knoxville, TN. This time it for a brief visit with my former co-workers. We pulled into the Cincinnati area around 7:30PM and were dead tired. It was a great trip, makes me even more excited to try and fulfill my dream job … working for the NCAA and planning the tournament, specifically the Final Four.

1 comment:

Rachel said...

I'm glad you crazy cats had fun!