Monday, April 09, 2012


This picture just about sums up our last week in New Orleans...UK is #1 and KU is #2!!!!! I would have bet a million bucks last year when Ryan and Josh bought tickets to the Final Four that there would be no chance of Kentucky and Kansas making it to the Final Four, especially not playing each other for the championship.
We left last Saturday for New Orleans with Mandi and Josh to stay till the following Wednesday. On Saturday night, we watched Kentucky beat Louisville then Kansas beat Ohio State. Those two games were so exciting, especially the last two minutes of the Kansas game. We couldn't believe that both of our teams would be playing each other on Monday night. It definitely made the next two days more fun anticipating the championship game.

While in New Orleans, I feel like all we did was eat and walk around downtown. I felt like I was back in college because we stayed out till at least 2 every night but then slept till at least 9. I am WAY too old for that sleeping schedule!  If you haven't been to New Orleans, it is a great place to visit for a long weekend trip. Thankfully, Mandi and Josh had mapped out all of the great eating places for us. I think I gained 5 pounds during the trip.
On Monday night before the big game, we got a cab to Red Fish Grill because it was raining so hard. Not the best weather for having to walk every where. After dinner, we had to walk a ways to the game but we didn't have an umbrella. So I just asked the hostess if we would have 2 trash bags and they worked great....we might not have looked so great though!
Don't you love Mandi's expression!
After the game, it was still pouring so boxes had to be our umbrella!
We headed back to our hotel because the team was apparently coming there to receive the trophy again. When we got there, we walked right up to the front and there weren't many people there at all. The UK band and cheerleaders provided entertainment until the team showed up.
Ryan is supposed to be taking my picture in front of the UK Championship banner...this is what he actually took!
I had no idea who this man was that Ryan was talking to...he is just the founder of Nike! Ryan went up and introduced himself and asked him "What's it going to take to get Kansas to start wearing Nike?!" Classic!!
Now we know who is better....Kentucky!!!!! (at least this year)


Cory said...

Love it! It was such a fun weekend. Still can't believe we didn't see each other!! Glad you guys had a blast. Go CATS!!

Michael and Hannah said...

So amazing that you got to be there!!! Can't believe Ryan dared to wear that Kansas cap in the midst of all the Kentucky madness! Glad he survived. GO CATS!!!!