Men are from mars and women are from venus, this I know. Well, maybe it’s not mars or venus necessarily but wherever we are from, I know it’s not the same place. If you were to ask me what I wanted to do for my 30th birthday if I could do anything, I am positive my reply would sound similar to someone’s life “bucket list.” A trip to Italy or Paris perhaps, a shopping extravaganza in New York, wine tasting in Napa, the list would be guaranteed to not only be long but extravagant. You only turn 30 once, right?! Ha. When proposed to Ted this very question, he had one very simple answer – Michigan Football. All he wanted to do for his birthday was see a Michigan football game in Ann Arbor. Mars, Venus.
Within weeks I had made his dream 30th a reality with tickets to Detroit, a tailgate to attend, Michigan Football tickets vs. Michigan State and one very happy husband. Although it’s not officially his birthday until the end of the month, I am confident I gave my wonderfully simple husband a great 30th birthday. Go Wolverines.
Nothing like breaking the ice with our new friends and fellow “tailgaters” by dominating several games of flip cup. We did a Michigan vs. State flip cup battle. Best out of 20 (ha!) Who do you think won? Go Blue!
The tailgate was like nothing I have ever seen. People are everywhere, Michigan gear, Michigan stickers on their cars, if you were holding something, eating off of something, or standing next to ANYTHING, at any given time, it had Michigan plastered all over it. At this particular tailgate, where we met up with a group of our friends they were serving fresh lamb on a spit for people to make gyros. There were huge flat screen TVs set up all over the place and a sea of people all drinking and yelling “Go Blue!” It was so fun.
I don’t ever want to put down my alma mater and the excitement and electricity a KU basketball game in Allen Field House can produce but I have never in my life seen anything like the “Big House.” Speechless actually.
We finished our weekend in Ann Arbor with a tour of campus. Ted showed me all the beautiful buildings on campus, one of the houses he used to live in and we even stopped by the famous blimpy burger (as seen on one of my favorite shows, Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives) for lunch to round out our college weekend. How could a trip to a college town be complete without an expanding backside.
What a great weekend it was. A trip to Mars I guess you could call it, proved to be pretty awesome. Happy 30th honey! Go Blue!