Monday, January 6, 2014

National Championship 2014

Will and I were given an incredible opportunity to fly to Pasadena, CA with the SEC for the National Championship. We had an amazing time and it ranked as one of (if not the) best trip we had ever been on!  We flew into Burbank where we boarded a bus to the Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena.  It was a beautiful place with some neat history. That night we had a fun dinner with Will's co-workers and then were able to catch up with some friends we hadn't seen in years.  The next day they had a Hollywood tour planned.  It was great!!  I loved seeing all the sights and getting all the history from the tour guide.  That night was the BCS National Championship Party.  Once again, it was just a neat thing to experience. :)  On Monday (game day) Will and I got up for a run around the hotel area, which was the neighborhood of where Father of the Bride was filmed.  It was neat to run past the house and I swear any minute George Banks was going to pull into the drive way. :) The weather was so fantastic, that Will and I decided to walk to In and Out Burger to grab some lunch.  When we got back, we dressed for the game and were given a police escort to the stadium. That was awesome!!  We had tickets for a tented tailgate party where they had food set up from each BCS bowl.  It was fantastic.  Next we headed over to take our seats and cheer our hearts out that the SEC could pull it out another year.  Unfortunately, it didn't go our way, but we still had an unbelievable time!! trip ever!!

The Birmingham Airport showing their support for Auburn

 Our chocolate plate waiting in out hotel room. Yummy!
 The Hollywood Bowl

Standing by the stairs in the Roosevelt hotel where Shirley Temple and Bojangles did a dance.  Thought this was crazy cool. :)

So many neat people graduate from here.  Judy Garland, Carol Burnett, John Ritter, etc. Thought it was hilarious that their mascot was the Sheiks.  So appropriate. Ha!

 Will and I posing with the coaches trophy.  I was kind of scared of it. Ha! 

 The National Championship Party

Father of the Bride House 

Attempting to get a picture of the police escort.  Haha!

The tailgate party before the game.

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