We went to Auburn on Saturday to see our Auburn tigers face off against one of our oldest rivals – the Georgia bulldogs. I absolutely love this rivalry. It is so much fun, and you never know what to expect! A classic rivalry, rich in history and tradition.
So we left our son in the hands on my in-laws, and headed to Auburn early Saturday morning. We live in Birmingham, which is about a two hour drive away from Auburn.
Once we got to Auburn, we parked at our usual spot on Gay Street, and we stopped at one of my favorite restaurants to grab a bite to eat for lunch – Amsterdam Café.
If you are ever in Auburn, I would highly recommend making it a point to eat there! It was the picture perfect fall day, so we got a table on the patio. It was so beautiful under the arbor. We browsed the lunch menu.
I decided on the cobb salad with sherry vinaigrette, and my husband ordered a chicken and bacon sandwich on ciabata.
It was so yummy! So we headed to walk through campus to kill some time before heading to the stadium. We cruised all the must-see spots. There’s the always lovely Samford Hall…
And Toomer’s Drugs, which is famous for their lemonade.
We stopped and looked at where the famous Toomer’s Oaks used to be. It was our first time to campus since they were removed. It was a little sad.
We stopped by a friend’s tailgate to say hello. I was able to resist the dessert table. I was already uncertain of how many Weight Watchers points I was consuming that day, plus I was still full from lunch. Bravo for me!
By the time we finished visiting, it was time to head to the stadium. We settled into our seats and took in the atmosphere.
It has been two years since we have been to a game. This was our first game since our son was born, so it was nice to be back home.
It wasn’t long before the team took the field. The energy in that stadium was awesome. The fans on both sides were pumped!
The game lived up to it’s hype. It was incredible. Auburn was able to hang on (barely) for the win. I knew the outcome was going to be a heartbreaker for somebody. I really thought we had lost that game too. Everyone did. But our boys made a hail Mary pass on 4th and 18, and got it! I am still in shock. We had a perfect view of that crazy-awesome catch and touchdown that won the game. My hats off to UGA. They played an awesome game.
By the time the game was over, we were hungry for dinner. We took one look at traffic, and decided to eat something before heading out. I mentioned to my husband that I would not be opposed to a second helping of Amsterdam Café. He laughed at me, but you know we went right back for dinner!
We had the same waitress, who remembered us and welcomed us back. Thankfully, they have a slightly different menu at dinner.
We both got the pan seared red snapper with winter squash casserole, and shaved asparagus salad with grapefruit vinaigrette. All I’ve got to say is that the chef is a genius! It was incredible. And beautiful!
We got home at about 11:00pm, which is super late by my post-child standards. We went to church the next day. It was our day to keep the nursery. Then my husband went straight from church to another event he had to work at.
So little buddy and I headed home. I guess he was pretty pooped too because he fell asleep in the car. Sweet sleepy angel!
What did you do this weekend? Did anybody else go to the Auburn vs. UGA game?