We continued our self guided tour on the Chapel Trail. A ⅓ mile walk (uphill both ways) to the Cadet Chapel which is normally the highlight of a trip to USAFA. But as the sign at the visitors center said, the cadet chapel is closed for a multi year restoration and the expected opening is 2027.
HBS is a nice venue with excellent sight lines to downtown Minneapolis. We did a lap around the concourse checking out the variety of food options and the end zone beer garden that served the ever popular bucket of cheese curds.
I think we managed to hit all of the highlights of the University of Illinois campus including the student union, the quad, the tornado shelter, the math building where we could not get to the top of the bell tower, the indoor practice facility that was locked, and even the preacher who told us we were all going to hell.
The basketball game cost twice as much as the football game. That should give you a sense of where we were, the priorities, and what really brings in the cash.
…that at no point on this trip was the trip ruined by Beth, much to her surprise and constant pondering that she was ruining a Quest trip. Beth, you are always welcome on Quest trips, or other trips for that matter.
At a school that is rich with tradition, this might be the king of traditions. Texas A&M does not have cheerleaders, they have Yell Leaders. The night before each game the yell leaders lead the band and crowd in various yells, The Aggie War Hymn, and other antics mocking the weekly opponent to hype the crowd for the game the following day.
The stripe-out was taking shape well. You could clearly identify which section was supposed to be red and which white, which is not always the case during a stripe out.
We entered Sanford Stadium and headed to our seats to see how well our seat selection had gone. The Quest had done good. Our seats were well under cover and were dry.
…he remembered a time from high school when the temperature changed 100 degrees in a 24 hour span. From -50 degrees to 50 degrees or vice versa.