I don’t know where ESPN’s Game Day will be this Saturday, (actually I do, North Dakota State vs. Delaware State)  but I know where I will be.

POP’S PLACE for some serious tailgating.

Pops Place Gainesville Florida tailgating photo by Kathy Miller

This is always the toughest game for me.  My Tennessee heart and my Gator allegiances always conflict.

Pops Place Gator cornhole photo by Kathy Miller

 I will have my Pre game face on; enjoying all my Gator family and friends

Aunt Vern, James with Kathy Pops Place photo by Kathy Miller

Gator family James 21 photo by Kathy Miller

Tennessee Kathy and Gator Suzanne (my Midnight Yell in Aggieland Buddy)!

Tennessee Kathy & Gator Suzanne photo by Kathy Miller

 and my Tennessee family and friends.

Sister Lucy Bea and husband Joe, both Tennessee graduates,

Tennessee Lucy & Joe family photo by Kathy Miller

with their daughters (my nieces) Hannah Bea and Kelly Ann, both Florida Dazzlers.

Lucy Bea, Joe, Hannah and Kelly Tennessee Florida fans photo by Kathy Miller

 I will be wearing my Tennessee button, my Gator Mom button,  my Beat Everybody (Except Tennessee) button, and an Orange and White Beat Florida button.

Game Day in the Swamp with Bull Gator photo by Kathy Miller

Friday night we will  celebrate at The Swamp Restaurant, meeting Gator and Tennessee fans ready for game day.

Miller Time at The Swamp photo by Kathy Miller

The Swamp on game day with Vern, Lizzie, Hannah, Kathy & Dave

Kelly Dazzler with James and Rachel photo by Kathy Miller

Might enjoy the music from the rowdy tailgate behind Pops Place.

Kathy enjoying music next door game day Florida photo by Kathy Miller

All this fun before the House Divided comes undone.

House Divided license plates photo by Kathy Miller

If the Gators win, please don’t ask me if I was “really in my heart” rooting for Tennessee.  As before, I will reply, I grew up in Knoxville. I went to the University of Tennessee.  I graduated from the University of Tennessee.  Yes, I was rooting for Tennessee.

If Tennessee happens to win, I will be grinning from ear to ear, yet trying to be gracious.  Pops my Gator father-in-law is always the first to congratulate me after a Tennessee victory. (Hasn’t happened very often lately, but the day is coming.)

Forrest Gump’s infamous quote, “Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you are going to get”.

Who would have guessed these 4 kids would become Gators with these Tennessee parents.

Hannah, Kelly, James & Elizabeth.

Tennessee Millers and Hawkins in Tennessee Conversion van photo by Kathy Miller

Kelly Ann giving her Aunt Kathy a questionable look.

I will have an update next week.  Just give me time to recover.

Watch for upcoming stories from my tailgating travels.  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.


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