Well football tailgate season has officially come to an end. I'm sad to see it go because it's my favorite time of year. Nothing beats hanging out with friends, grilling some delicious food and then watching a game.
But at least we ended on a high note.
This tailgate was extra special because not only were my Maryland friends there, but a huge part of my family was there and a friend of mine from middle/high school that went to Notre Dame.
My brother and Aunt Chris
My college roommate Emily and me
We rolled up to Redskins stadium plenty early to get in line to get in the parking lots.
People pretty much parked their cars and started tailgated in the streets until the lots opened.
Tailgating in the streets
We eventually got into the lots and all set up, and I was overwhelmed by the insane amount of food. My cousin Kenny made the best guacamole I've ever eaten in my life, my mom brought pork BBQ, I brought stuff to make smores. Everyone else brought stuff too and we easily filled three huge tables with all the food.
After hanging with my Terp friends, Emily and I made our way over to the Notre Dame tailgate to catch up with Matt and make new Notre Dame friends.
Me and Matt
New ND friends
It was dark by the time we got back to the Maryland tailgate and I was greeted by my friend Jon torching my diploma.
(Don't worry it wasn't my actual diploma....he scanned his, photoshopped in my name and then lit it on fire because I was rockin' my Notre Dame gear.)
Eventually we had to pack it in and head into the game.
Matt, my parents and me. My poor mom cheered for UMD.
The game itself was actually not very exciting. That will happen when Maryland sucks at football. And to add insult to injury, Maryland's quarterback got hurt and is out the rest of the season. Fantastic.
As Jon said, we may have lost the game, but we won the tailgate.