Hello, hello! How was your weekend?!
I had a fantastic weekend back home!
On Saturday, I headed to Champaign to meet up with two of my best friends from college, Despina and Jamie. We hadn’t been together as a group since February, so our reunion was long overdue!
We met on campus and then headed to the Urbana Farmers’ Market. We are really indecisive (oops!), we finally decided on going to Black Dog for lunch!
Black Dog is known for its delicious barbecue sauces and has won many awards for them. It looks like a dive restaurant, but don’t let its appearance fool you. During prime times, the wait for a table can be over an hour! We arrived at the perfect time and only had to wait about 15 minutes to be seated.
I ordered the roasted chicken sandwich with the sweet peach bbq sauce and a side of applesauce. So. Good.
- Any burger
- Burnt ends (if you’re lucky enough to snag them!)
- Pulled pork
- Sweet potato (after 5 p.m. only)
Apples and Pumpkins and Corn Mazes
Off to the apple orchard we went!
Curtis Orchard is always happening on the weekends. A live band was playing last Saturday, too!
We looked at the apples and pumpkins and purchased a few things (apple butter and apple doughnuts). Then, we decided to take our chances at the corn maze. The last time I was at the corn maze, I got lost and and had to take the emergency exit…and no, I wasn’t a little kid then!
Luckily, this time we made it to the end unscathed!
No trip to Curtis Orchard is complete without a chair picture!
Go Illini Go!
It was time to head to the football game!
We got to our seats just in time to see some of the pre-game things, which is one of my favorite parts!
The Illini scored within the first minute! Of course, we couldn’t keep that momentum up. We like to make things a littler harder on ourselves, you know, to really have to work to win. It’s all part of the strategy I’m sure! ;)
The next thing you knew, we saw this on the screen:
Everyone had to evacuate the stadium because of incoming storms. That was the first football game I’ve ever been to where an evacuation happened! The game was delayed for around 2 hours. Crazy! Most of my family was at the game, including my cousin who lives in Houston, so we had fun catching up and snacking.
Notice no one is sitting in the stands!
When the game finally started back up, it seemed our team had lost its touch…but, long story short, we won! Woohoo!
Also, I really hope the Marching Illini just skipped over the 3-in-1 and Illinois Loyalty, because of an abbreviated halftime show…!
Successful game, successful reunion!
We have so much fun reminiscing and laughing, and we are already planning our next reunion!
Questions of the Day:
- What is your favorite part of a football game? Or do you even like going to football games?
- How often do you see your best friends from college?