On Jan 22, we went on a quick trip down to Auburn to attend the big National Championship Celebration at Jordan-Hare. It was an impressive and impressively-attended event with a bunch of big names from Auburn’s past…Dye, Housel, Rocker, Craig, & Riggings just to name a few. The stands were so full by starting time that they had to open the upper deck. Not bad for a “quiet” little event on a Saturday afternoon in January.
There was also some seriously impressive trophy hardware on the stage as well…the highlights being the crystal football and Cam’s Heisman, but also the SEC trophy and Gus Malzahn’s Frank Broyles Award. All were evidence of the tremendous year we had. It’s great to be an Auburn Tiger!
The weather was brisk but clear and sunny. By chance, we met up with Dian McCray with her grandson Brenden and some other kids that Bishop got to play on the field with. Aric brought McKenzie along, and Grandmom & Granddad were there, too. It was a great family-reunion kind of day and a memorable event, capped off with some of Dad’s steaks back at the ranch and s a swing by Toomer’s Corner.