I had an awesome client yesterday and lunch at the Wolfgang Puck Bar and Grill was pretty amazing too. It’s been so slow down here that I was happy to just have some company. I realized this weekend that I haven’t been to a UNLV basketball game all season and it got me thinking about the best time of my life.
Most of you know about my trip to Pasadena to watch the Buckeye’s conquer the Rose Bowl, but most of you also didn’t see any proof… so as part of my gratitude in action I decided to post some photos from the greatest day of my life.
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My friend and I arrived in Pasadena at 4:30am. Her flight landed in Vegas at 10:30pm, we did a quick ‘Happy New Year,’ then left immediately after midnight for California. We pulled into the parking area somewhere around 4:45am. There were already a ton of people there, but not mobbed. Walking around the Stadium before the game felt very spiritual.
Of course it’s New Year’s Day in Pasadena and what would New Year’s Day in Pasadena be without a Parade? This Colorado Ave at 5:00am. The Parade doesn’t start till 8:00am. A cop said that the street was packed like that since Noon on New Year’s Eve.
Here’s me happy to find a Starbucks.
When I saw this coming down the hill I started to get real emotional because I’ve never been anywhere in my life but Ohio and Vegas. “Oh My God… I’m at the Rose Bowl!” I kept thinking to myself. This was Awesome!
Talk about a front row seat. This was a true experience.
After the Parade was over it started to Warm Up pretty fast. On the way back down to the Stadium we passed this house that looked familiar to me. I realized that it was Doc Brown’s house from 1955 in Back to the Future. My friend thought I was full of Shit. Then I looked it up on my iPhone and I was right. Then my friend called me a ‘Dork’ for randomly noticing Doc Brown’s house from 1955.
Check for yourself:
Me ready to enter the Game
We got to our seats early because The place fills up quick and I absolutely wasn’t going to miss the Marching Band!
One hour later the place was packed. We were watching the Pre Game Hype Video’s on the JumboTron.
The Pride of the Buckeye’s… The Ohio State University Marching Band!
Here’s the Team running onto the field, then winning the whole damn thing.
So there you go. A few pics from over 200 that I had taken from the Greatest Day of my life. Ohio State beat a team that was supposed to demolish them and they broke a 5 year BCS winning slump. By the end of the game I had lost my voice from cheering so much and I had been awake for 26 hours. After the game I had to drive from the stadium into the San Bernideno Mountains to drop my friend of at her friend’s house, then try to find a hotel to crash at. I ended up just driving back to Vegas and crashing at my place. When I got home I was awake for 30 hours with no sleep. I didn’t care, I was still the best time I ever had… Ever!