During the Fall Football season, I can’t seem to keep up with all the games, the excitement and the tailgating. Dave and my tailgating crew have traveled all over the South, looking for unique tailgating adventures.
We go to an away game and then travel to other towns and cities, visiting wonderful college campuses.
In between these visits I have signings and shows at very supportive college football stores.
The Hen House in Highlands, North Carolina
Deb Wagner and Kathy at The Hen House
And The Plantation Shop on Amelia Island, FL
I plan to tell my tailgating stories for each of the schools in greater detail…not always in chronological order. Stay tuned.
My friends, Laura and Phil Huffman and Sue and Steve Braddock recently traveled to Africa.
Friends Joanne and Rick Astor traveled to New Zealand.
The Huffmans sailed off Catalina Island.
Journeys to exotic places.
My exotic travel takes me all over the SEC!
Tailgating On The Bayou with Tony Chachere’s.
The Inn at Carnall Hall, Fayetteville, Arkansas
and the 3 M’s Mississippi, Mississippi State and Missouri.
The Oxford Courthouse in Oxford, Mississippi, home of Ole Miss.
Lee Hall, Mississippi State in Starkville
The Columns, University of Missouri
and Auburn, both in A-L-A-B-A-M-A (as Forrest Gump would say).
The Arch at Georgia,
The Horseshoe at South Carolina,
The boats in Knoxville
and The 12th Man in College Station.
Nashville has it’s batman building, the Ryman Theater, the original home of The Grand Ole Opry,
and the end of The Natchez Trace (at Vandyville).
The Blue Grass Country has Memorial Hall, Keeneland Horse Racing and rolling pastures for beautiful Kentucky thoroughbreds.
And let’s not forget Florida, the state I now call home.
The more I think about it the more I realize I have been to exotic places.
Where else could you experience an Auburn Tiger, a Missouri Tiger, a Georgia Bulldog, a Mississippi State Dawg, a Blue Tick Hound?
(now that is a creature of the wilds).
A Florida gator
and what about Louisiana with its own gators? LSU built Mike the Tiger his own habitat.
photo by fieldhousecondo.com
Speaking of Cats we have a Kentucky Wildcat. More exotica with an Arkansas Razorback, a Gamecock, and a friendly looking elephant named Al. Vanderbilt has its Commodore. I don’t know if the Commodore can be considered a wild animal, but maybe a wild admiral.
And speaking of wild people, the Ole Miss Rebel, Colonel Reb,
has been replaced by the black bear, another wild animal. The Texas A&M Aggies are always gigging those frogs, as in Gig ’em Aggies.
Stay tuned for more exotic travels and tales.
I welcome your comments, recipes and any inside information on your favorite tailgating spots.
Come celebrate with me. I’ll save you a seat at the table.