Monday, January 19, 2009

Good Times at Gator Nation

Jordan is in New Orleans this weekend with her Florida ODP team, so it was a rare soccer-free weekend for most our household. Michael, Ben & I decided to head to Gainesville to see Megan. We really had a wonderful time. Michael was hungry when we got there so we picked her up in front of her dorm & headed straight to The Swamp for lunch.

We ate out on the top porch, it was a little cool (for us Florida wimps) but the sunshine made it bearable & the food was really yummy.

After lunch, we headed over to the O'Connell Center to watch the Gators basketball team take on the Arkansa Razorbacks. It was a great game...the Gators won 80-65 & we all had a lot of fun. Even Ben, who doesn't usually care too much about sports got into it. He was doing the Gator Chomp & he learned all of the Gator chants.

And, oh yeah. Mr. Football, Tim Tebow was there too. :) There he is next the the arrow with some other members of the National Champion Gator Football Team.

After the game, we went to our hotel for a little nap... is there anything better than a Saturday afternoon nap? I think not.

Anyway, after our nap we headed to another Gainesville hotspot, Satchel's Pizza for dinner... Megan & I ate there once before when we were in Gainesville for a soccer tournament, but Michael & Ben had never been. It's a really cool, eclectic pizza joint with a junkyard like feel & a really fun, inexpensive gift shop. Definitely a must see if you ever get to Gainesville.
Both times I've been there I've gotten to eat in the blue bus. Unfortunately, I can't find a picture of the outside of the bus (there's one on their website, if you REALLY want to see it), but here we are inside...

We were in the back of the bus. Our "busmates" in the front of the bus snapped this picture for us. It's a bit blurry, but beggars can't be choosers.

The pizza is delish, but if you go, make sure to get the Satchel Salad & add feta cheese. To die for!!!

Sunday, we had lunch at Moe's & then went to see...

which, isn't normally my kind of movie, but I think we all really enjoyed it, and it's hard to please an 11 yr old boy & and 18 yr old girl at the same time. I didn't even freak out that we only got there 5 minutes before showtime...I'm usually there AT LEAST 30 minutes early.

A good weekend was had by all~

except for Jordan, who is still nursing her ankle injury. :( She'll be home tonight & will hopefully get to play later this week when high school districts start. It kills her to be sitting on the sideline and when she ain't happy, ain't no one happy. You know I'm praying for a quick recovery.


Anonymous said...

you forgot to mention we saw Chad the alltel guy at the basket ball game

hobey ho

WPMomOf2 (jen) said...

looks like a fun time. I am glad Tebow is returning next year!