All the tickets:
All the chips:
Arriving in style:
We stopped at the Skieras (friends of ours who live just a mile from the track)for sandwiches before the game, and Mark and Sally came to the game with us.
We did lots of walking!
And took lots of photos:
The pregame was awesome! Such a spectacle!
And yes, the field was that far away. Even watching the jumbo screen was a struggle. But we had lots of fun. And after a rough start, Tennessee won 45-24. All in all, it was an awesome memory that we got to share with the whole family!
I must point out that the Battle of Bristol did not occur on Papa's actual 80th birthday, but on Sept. 10th. Papa's 80th and Noah's 17th were on the same day - September 21st. Noah celebrated his 17th in anti-climactic fashion here at the house: