Friday, February 6, 2015

I HEART BEARS!

... and not just any bears ....

I'm thinking of BAYLOR BEARS!!!
Those are the Bears giving a 'Sic 'Em' to themselves!

We went down to Waco Wednesday till Thursday - and spent some time with Sam's sister and brother-in-law Ken.  Talk about wonderful people.

And we had the most fantastic time.

And we did some major Baylor stuff... like going on a deluxe tour of the new McClane Stadium!

Here's a picture I got online of the stadium....
(I think the stadium looks better in person, or 'in stadium'.)

The rest of the pictures I did not get online, but they will be online - once I hit 'publish' for this blog post.

Here's where we ate lunch...
This is INSIDE the stadium, whoa!

Here we are way up high (in the 'stands') overlooking the Brazos River that connects to Baylor University by a wonderful bridge...
I don't know about you, but I think we all look alike in this picture.

These next pictures are not shown in the order they were taken, but that probably won't matter to you.

Here is the room where new recruits (or possible recruits) are taken -
Now that is green and yellow... whoa.
Young people like those bright colors.
(I'd have to leave the room after a few minutes.)



Here's the locker room...
Yes, that's us, with those football player 'statues'.
(That locker room is amazing!)

And here's the big BU on the ceiling of the locker room...
It is very impressive.

Here we are down on the field!...
Ken is giving the Bears a 'Sic 'Em' in his mind.



Now here's a picture of us from the other side (kind of)...

And here I look up to my right ...
Very impressive, huh?


And here I look up to my left...
Also impressive!

Our tour of the stadium was so amazing. 
We even got to see inside some beautiful suites, and even President Ken Starr's suite!

Here is our wonderful tour guide, Doug, with Sam and Ken...
We thanked him profusely for showing us around!!!

Well, football season is over...
AH BUT WE GOT TO ATTEND A BASKETBALL GAME
IN THE FERRELL CENTER THAT VERY NIGHT... 

My pictures weren't very good of that...
but I did get this one...
Baylor beat TCU big time.
(I can't remember the score!)
(I do remember the crowd was crazy,
and there was NEVER a dull moment!)






We had such an amazingly fun time in Waco.

Thanks, Ken and Pat, for your wonderful hospitality.
WE SO APPRECIATE IT!!!
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In closing, I'll leave you with a Bear Valentine from me to Sam...




See you next time.


3 comments:

Jennifer Tompkins said...

Looks like a fantastic Baylor day! I couldn't tell which of you were the athletes and which were the tourists.

Nancy said...

Ha Jennifer!
Sam and I are the tourists... and your folks are the athletes, since they live there - and can work out with the other athletes!
:)

Sara Elizabeth said...

Tom's nephew is being recruited by Baylor and they always talk about how amazing the facilities are!! These pictures do look pretty fancy!!!!