When Neal and I found out last weekend that Iowa would be playing UVA in the NIT Tournament, I just knew we’d have to make the drive down to Charlottesville to see the Hawkeyes play.
Wednesday afternoon Neal and I both left work early and headed down to UVA. Charlottesville is about 2.5 hours from DC, so it’s a doable day trip! The weather was perfect and because we left at 2PM, we missed all rush hour traffic (YAY).
We arrived in Charlottesville a little before 5PM and headed down to Main Street just to walk around. As we arrived I mentioned to Neal that a few bloggers live in Charlottesville, including Kath from Kath Eats Real Food. I kid you not, a few minutes later I ran into her! It was nice meeting her and seeing her adorable son.
Neal and I really enjoyed our walk and being able to see a bit of downtown.
A few hours later it was game time, so we headed over to the arena. I couldn’t help but laugh at what some people are wearing. Not to say that Iowa fans dress any better (hello yellow and black overalls) but the blue pants were just cracking me up.
I will say though, the UVA John Paul Jones Arena is a REALLY nice arena.
Nothing better than cheap seats, a great view, and a happy man beside me!
The game was awesome and Iowa won 75-64!
I was worried I’d have an unhappy husband in the car for 2.5 hours if Iowa lost but we had a really awesome ride home. We also talked about Wednesday’s post for a while, which was awesome. Nothing better than a supportive husband!
On our way home we stopped at Jimmy John’s for sandwiches, which was only appropriate since I feel like Iowans love them some Jimmy John’s ( and yes, I’m stereotyping but Neal would agree).
We had a wonderful time on Wednesday and look forward to seeing Iowa play Maryland in the NIT Final Four (on our TV).
I think being impulsive and spontaneous is great for Neal and I. It keeps things fun and gets me out of my planning mode!