Sunday, February 20, 2011

Go Big Blue!

Yesterday, Todd & I headed down to Lexington, Kentucky with my parents for a UK basketball game. Both my parents went to UK and I've been a huge fan since I was younger so I was excited to go to a game this year especially since I didn't get a chance to go to one last year.

My aunt & uncle live in Lexington and another aunt & uncle of mine came into town when they heard we were coming so we met all of them for lunch at Joe Bologna's. The restaurant is really neat because it was an old church from the late 1800s that was transformed into a restaurant in the late 1980s. It still has the original stained glass windows and the pulpit is now the bar area. We ate some great deep dish pizza and visited with my family for awhile.

Since it was such a nice day outside, we decided to just walk over from the restaurant to Rupp Arena for the basketball game. Kentucky was playing South Carolina and even though they already lost to them at South Carolina earlier in the season, Kentucky was expected to win big.

Outside Rupp Arena, one of the largest basketball arenas in the country

Attached to the arena is a small shopping area & food court....there was blue & white everywhere!
We had really good seats in the lower level behind one of the baskets
The cheerleaders getting everyone pumped up before the game starts
Todd & I

The cheerleaders near the end of the game during a timeout
As you can see from the final score, Kentucky definitely won big

Despite the blowout, it was a great game and Kentucky was on fire from the 3-point line. Even though Todd isn't a Kentucky fan, he was actually pretty impressed with the game, the arena, and the sell-out crowd. In fact, he spent part of the game trying to find a single South Carolina fan and didn't succeed. Go big blue!


chale said...

It's good for Todd to know *everything* he's marrying into. :-)

Anne said...

Glad you got a chance to come to Lexington and watch the cats - and eat at Joe Balognas - yum!