I spent a fabulous weekend up in Northern Virginia with D!
It was his United Stated Naval Academy 25th year reunion weekend in Annapolis,
so I decided to come up for the entire weekend.
Friday night, we had a date night and went to the Army Navy Club for dinner.
(you can see my post about the club here)
We had a wonderful dinner and then walked around the city.
I broke out my fall Lilly skirt...perfect for a cool evening!
Not bad for a iphone pic!
Saturday...well you can read about my Saturday morning here...
Then we headed north to Annapolis for D's reunion.
This is our third year with Navy football season tickets...
the first year we were in the nosebleed section,
the second year, we were in the visitor's section near the end zone,
this year, here is the view from our seats...
Ahh....hello 40 yard line, nine rows up from the field!
It was like we were practically on the field playing too!
I think we will keep these seats!
Most of the people in this section have had their seats for 10 years or more!
We are on the "gold side" which is considered the visitor's side,
however 80% of the gold side are Navy fans
and I like it because it is the sunny side of the stadium...warmer in November!
It is tradition that each time Navy scores, all of the Plebes (freshman) have to run to the end zone
and do as many push ups as the current Navy football score.
We won 51-7 so they kept busy!
The Navy goats are at each game...
Love this action shot, kicking off after Navy scores!
We only stayed at the game until half time...we headed back to the class of '88 tailgate tent.
This is D with one of his shipmates from the USS William H. Bates,
a nuclear fast attack submarine, when D was the engineer.
Here we are with one of D's BFF from high school, L,
who married one of D's best buddies from the USNA, BT.
BT and D were on the sailing team together.
L, D, and BT (retired Marine Corps LTCOL)
It was GREAT to see them!
On Sunday, we headed back to Annapolis for an Open House hosted by one of D's classmates.
It was a perfect early Fall day and it was wonderful for D to catch up with some old friends.
A few of the class of '88 20th Company
It was gorgeous day and after the open house, we drove back over to the USNA to walk around.
The campus is right on the Severn River and is just beautiful.
Bancroft Hall, where all of the midshipmen live.
Another shot of Bancroft Hall
The view as you enter Bancroft Hall, looking up into Memorial Hall.
Looking back at the entrance from the top of the stairs.
A close up of the fresco above the door.
Inside Memorial Hall, a tribute to the USNA grads who have fallen for their country.
It's just breathtakingly beautiful in Memorial Hall.
Another angle in Memorial Hall.
We rounded out the weekend at an Annapolis Institution....
Chick & Ruth's Delly....super yum out!
I had a tuna melt on rye, D had a cheese steak, and we shared a chocolate milkshake.
While we were there, we ran into two of D's classmates!
It was a wonderful weekend and it flew by much too quickly!
MANY MANY MANY
thanks to my Virginia parents for taking care of the children while I was away,
and therefore made this wonderful weekend possible!!!