Friday evening, we picked up Jake from his dorm and took him out to dinner. It was so nice seeing him and catching up on his first month of college!
We stayed at a fancy hotel - a Super 8. :) Seriously though, rooms on game weekends are very hard to come by and room rates go way up! (This room was over $200 a night and nothing fancy, but it was clean and just fine for the amount of time we were actually in our room.)
We were so excited to take in our very first Notre Dame football game!! Jake had his own ticket in the student section.
Saturday morning we stopped by our friends 'cabin' over by campus to park our car and do a little tail gating.
At 1:15pm everyone lines up along the sidewalks to see the "Players Walk' from their mass at the Basilica to the stadium. This is such a neat tradition!
We saw the Irish Guard.
And saw the Marching Band Concert at Bond Hall; another pre-game tradition.
It was such a fun game and the Irish won!
Later that evening we went out with friends to a couple of spots near campus.
It was a great weekend and we were so happy to see Jake and take in "the spectacle of a Notre Dame football game."