History in the Making

The view from our up-high seats at the Alamadome

Oh, how we were looking forward to seeing my older son last weekend! But he had trouble getting a ride home, so instead the mountain went to the collegian.

It’s hard to take photos of your kids in cramped quarters.

Off we drove to San Antonio Saturday morning knowing a bonus awaited us. While we were visiting with our boy at the University of Texas branch there, we got the chance to be a part of history: We attended UTSA’s first-ever football game (coached by University of Miami legend Larry Coker) at the Alamodome!

UTSA’s offense (dark jerseys) was rockin’ and rollin’.

Not only were we a fragment of the largest (and possibly noisiest) crowd to ever see an NCAA inaugural contest (56,743), but we also were rewarded with a win. A BIG win—31-3 over Northeastern State (the Division II independent is from Oklahoma).

A lot of the surrounding students would immediately snap photos as they sat down.

The Roadrunners scored touchdowns on their first three possessions, which was great for our sports ADD-inflicted family. Sad to say, we’re not much for sitting through sporting events. We can make it to the seventh inning of a Houston L’Astros game and possibly even the fourth quarter for the Houston Texans.

Members of the band walk past the rabid student section and cheerleaders.

But we knew going in that we would leave at halftime. We were tired from the drive, and lunch along the nearby River Walk was beckoning.

That’s the state of Texas . . . upside-down.

But, hey, our tickets already had counted. We had helped make history!

And then we were out the door before the band stopped playing, on our way to Tony Roma’s. Delicious!


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