Let's Go RV'ing!
This past weekend a group of 14 of us took 2 RV's road tripping up to State College, PA for the Penn State vs. Oregon State football game. Eric, Karen, Peter, Kurt, Jimbo, Radu, Alek, Pete, Beth, Michael, Katelyn, Nick, Mr_BTM and myself made up quote a diverse group. We left Baltimore around 5:00 PM and headed north across the state line. We pulled the 2 RV's into the Red Rabbit, a tiny drive-in burger stand and overtook the outdoor seating. This place was adorable! You could pull up and eat in your car. The waitress came and took your order and then served you with those trays you can hang outside your door. Classic burgers, fried chicken and shakes. It was a good dinner after drinking beer on the ride up :)
We made it to the RV lot on the campus of Penn State around 10:00 PM and set up camp. We all got comfortable and got to drinking. Cards and Catchphrase were big hits. Sleeping was interesting since we had 7 people per RV. Mr_BTM and I got the bed in the "bedroom" area since he drove. A lot more private than the other bed options that were in the main part of the RV.
Saturday morning brought cloudy skies and the threat of rain. Most of the crew walked the Penn State campus. I was left behind since I didn't want to get up so early. So I set up the tailgate and was ready to start grilling right at noon. Our timing was pretty good...it started to pour down rain right when we started to cook for lunch. Fortunately, we had the tarps up and were ready for rain. We lucked out and it only rained for about a half hour and cleared out for the rest of the day. We went through a lot of sausages and burgers! Around 2:30 PM we started our walk to the game. The stadium is pretty large but the seats (a bench) are pretty uncomfortable. Our tickets for the game were scattered around the visitor's section so the Mr & I sat with Nick and Radu. There were quite a few of OSU fans in our section so that was fun. Even though OSU got killed the game was fun to attend. The marching band and the crowd participation is fun to watch! After the game we headed back to the RV's to cook up some food for dinner and to relax after the game. While the boys played touch football the girls battled it out in a game of chicken foot!
Sunday morning started early with packing up the tail gate and heading to brunch. On the way out of town we made the requisite drive by Jo-pa's house, coach of the Penn State football team. The ride home was nice and we were able to find parking spots for the RV's. After unloading the RV's the group went out to lunch in Baltimore to wind down and spend more time with the folks that came from out of town. Although this was a long weekend, we had good luck with the weather and had a good time visiting with everyone. We just might have to make this a yearly outing!