After work we had plans for a football game downtown. We took the bus over and met up with new friends Ron & Mary (and several others) for food and drinks at their apartment near the Jeld-Wen Stadium.
|Eric & Cara hanging out before the game|
We then walked over to the stadium and couldn't resist taking a picture with this weird head (below). Apparently, there is one at each end of the stadium.
|The gang, posing with the weird head outside the Jeld-Wen Stadium|
It was a college football game - the PSU Vikings against Eastern Oregon University. We were surprised how few people, especially college students, were in the stands. A guy sitting nearby told us that it's a commuter college, so that probably explains a lot.
|PSU Vikings v Eastern Oregon University football game|
We had fun talking with each other and talking with our neighbors in the stands. By the fourth quarter, with a score of 30-something to 10, we figured PSU had them beat, so we snuck out early and went across the street to The Matador for more drinks and conversation. We didn't stay out too late, though, because several people had to work the next day. (As it turns out, PSU did win, with a score of 57 to 17.) Go Viks!
Also, many thanks to Mary Dewey for the lovely photos.
Aside from the boring football game, this was such a fun night. Be sure to let us know if you land in Austin, and hopefully we can rendezvous here in Portland again next summer. Be safe in your travels and keep in touch.ReplyDelete