Sunday, September 02, 2007

Where Victor Is

This is the story of our trip to the Holy Land. I took Victor to see his first Notre Dame game. Thanks to Paco and Erin for the tickets, Uncle Jim for the Friday night accomodations, Cousin Jack for the game day jersey, and Dave for the concept, which I've ripped off again. I hope you enjoy this pictorial.

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displaying the bounty of our trip to Chick-Fil-A. We left Indianapolis early Saturday morning to get to South Bend by lunch time. Little did we know that Route 31 would take us past our favorite restuarant.

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putting himself to the test. An inflated obstacle course in the JACC was all that it took to forgive me for not letting him play at the indoor playgroud at the Chick Fil A. We came back to this a second time when roaming the campus didn't satisfy his need for action.

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under the watchful eye of Touchdown Jesus. It's hard to explain to a six-year-old why the son of God would be signaling a score in a football game, so I didn't even try.

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meeting some percussionists. He's got a drummer's soul, I'm convinced, so it's time he met some of his own people. Also, if you're ever in South Bend on game day, the band members are the friendliest and most helpful ambassodors that you'll find.

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giving five with the players as the walk from Mass and into the stadium. You can't see it here, but several of the guys reached down to slap him some skin. It's one of the many traditions at ND that makes game day such a cool experience.

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clearing the way so the Irish Guard can pass. They looked serious as they made their way across campus, but also quite majestic.

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digging on the band. After watching the pre-game concert, we went to see the drum circle, where they were kicking out some dope beats. The tuba players laid down their weapons and Victor went to frolic in the brass garden. Drum Major Ryan Bailey was happy to pose with young Vic.

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slightly pissed that he wasn't allowed to climb on the Frank Leahy statue. Respect, laddie, respect.

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posing with his dad in front of the golden dome, but would have much rather been posing with the cute coed who graciously agreed to take the shot.

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again with his dad, this time in the stadium. It was a touching moment. Dad isn't an ND grad, but for some reason, sharing this moment with his number one son tugged at the old heart strings.

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watching the team take the field. We soon ran out of film (film?) so we don't have any pictures of the game. Victor now hates the "Georgia Techs."

Next week, we'll go see the Cyclones.

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the best looking dude in the stadium.

9 comments:

nancy said...

Congratulations, Victor. A true rite of passage for any Naumovich male.

Anonymous Communist said...

You had me at Chick-Fil-A.

I bet the rest of the trip was pretty cool, too.

Anonymous said...

LOVE IT! Victor is so cute!

Russ said...

I'm assuming you brought back a 500 pound cooler full of Chik-fil-A goods. It's also nice that you got to stop in and see a game while you were on your chicken pilgrimage.

I'm sure Victor was 'tickled'.

Yellowdog said...

Notre Dame has a football team?

Anonymous said...

Guess who looks so much older. I guess kids do that to you.

What a son you now have...

BlogFreeSpringfield said...

Thanks for the nice comments on my son. He was tickled, but not in the same way as the frogger ride tickled him.

Anon 2:50,

You can't say I look old while remaining anonymous. It simply isn't done. Identify yourself, please.

Thanks for commenting,
Dan

Chazz said...

Nothing finer than college football at South Bend! I bet it was a fantastic experience, too bad the Irish laid a Chick-Fil-A- egg. Now just wait 'till Victor gets to take that first real road trip to ND with a bunch of his friends, full of all kinds of adult beverages, no sleep, no showers.......kind of like his old man! Oh the good old days!!!!!

Cheer, cheer for Old Notre Dame...wake up the echos.......

Chazz

brunettechicagogal said...

Dan, you're such a DAD! That child is gorgeous, by the way. Those eyes are amazing!