Greetings all! It’s good to be traveling again.
It’s fall, and that means football. App’s 2022 schedule allows us to see a handful of road games (yay!), starting with a trip to Kyle Field to see the Mountaineers face the #6-ranked Aggies of Texas A&M. In October, we’ll return to the Lone Star State to watch the App play the Texas State Bobcats.
For the A&M game this weekend, Trevor, Dad, and I are flying into Houston (IAH), and then staying about halfway between College Station and Austin, strategically near one of the greatest barbecue spots in the world. After watching the football game and a game in Minute Maid Park, we’ll spend our final night back in Houston.
In October, Trevor, Cody, and I are flying into Austin for the Texas State game. We’ll drive south to watch the game in San Marcos, and then explore San Antonio and possibly parts of Austin. This is the same group that traveled to Atlanta last year for the Georgia State game.
In November, Dad and I will travel to Huntington, WV to watch the Mountaineers battle the Marshall Thundering Herd.
This is my first trip to Texas (excluding airports), but Dad has visited many times before. We’re especially excited to eat some good brisket and Tex-Mex, and to experience the Texas A&M game day atmosphere, which supposed to be one of, if not the best in college football. We had a bit of a scare when our VRBO was canceled by the host due to a death in the family, but I managed to secure alternate housing.
A last-minute “twist”: I managed to severely sprain my ankle on Sunday, so I’ll be hobbling around the whole trip, supported by crutches and medication. Turns out, I also have a loose piece of chipped-off bone from another previous injury floating around, so I’ll have to get that removed eventually. For those of you keeping track, yes, I was also injured the last time Trevor, Dad, and I went on a trip together. Makes you wonder…
Stay tuned for more posts coming soon. It’s great to be a Mountaineer!
– Isaac & Co.