Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Road Trip No. 5: VT at FSU

Gobbler Country Road Trip No. 5
Football: Virginia Tech at Florida State
Doak Campbell Stadium
Tallahassee, Fla.

Miles Round Trip: 2,020
Total Dollars Spent: ~$300 ($200 in gas, $100 in food and drink, including a case of Yuengling on the way out of Florida)

What impressed me:
- Pensacola's beaches
- The ability of certain people in a certain branch of the armed forces to talk our way out of prison after a bar fight in Panama City Beach.
- The underrated tailgate scene at FSU
- The outside of Doak
- Cory Holt
- Zaxby's fried chicken.

What didn't impress me:
- The inside of Doak
- FSU fans/noise level
- Our offensive line
- Mobile, Ala.
- The ability of certain people in a certain branch of the armed forces to recover from the previous night and make it to a football game on time. I was able to wake up at 7 a.m. and I'm a civilian. You should be used to early wake up calls.

The famous McGuire's Pub in Pensacola.

Florida's finest beaches are in Pensacola.

Dr. James Andrews' new facility in Pensacola.

Hofbrau Haus in Panama City Beach.

In front of Doak.

Tailgating in Tallahassee.

Scoreboard at Doak.

Doak Campbell Stadium.

The Hokie contingent.

Chief Osceola and Renegade.

Spanish Fort, Ala., was on the East side of the Zaxby's/Cane's dividing line. Zaxby's is much better than Cane's and it's not even close.

USS Alabama in Mobile Bay.

Roberts Stadium at Southern Miss.

Roberts Stadium. This was as close as I could get. They lock it up pretty tight.

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