Alamo Bowl Road Trip – Phonetos

Last week Jesse and I hopped in a rental car and headed to San Antonio to watch the Iowa State Cyclones play against the Washington State Cougars and the worst refereeing crew from the Big Ten in the Alamo Bowl.

While the game didn’t turn out the way that we had hoped, it was still an amazing trip full of precious moments. Even though, we willfully drove by the Precious Moments Museum and did not stop.

Here are some pictures from the trip I took with my trusty Pixel 2:


Alamo Bowl Road Trip

Alamo Bowl Road Trip

Alamo Bowl Road Trip

Alamo Bowl Road Trip

Alamo Bowl Road Trip

Alamo Bowl Road Trip

Alamo Bowl Road Trip

Alamo Bowl Road Trip

Alamo Bowl Road Trip

Alamo Bowl Road Trip

Alamo Bowl Road Trip

Alamo Bowl Road Trip

Alamo Bowl Road Trip

Alamo Bowl Road Trip

Alamo Bowl Road Trip

Alamo Bowl Road Trip

Alamo Bowl Road Trip

Alamo Bowl Road Trip

Alamo Bowl Road Trip

Alamo Bowl Road Trip

Alamo Bowl Road Trip

Alamo Bowl Road Trip

Alamo Bowl Road Trip

Alamo Bowl Road Trip

Alamo Bowl Road Trip

Alamo Bowl Road Trip

Alamo Bowl Road Trip

Alamo Bowl Road Trip

Alamo Bowl Road Trip

Alamo Bowl Road Trip

Alamo Bowl Road Trip

Alamo Bowl Road Trip

Alamo Bowl Road Trip

Alamo Bowl Road Trip

Alamo Bowl Road Trip

Alamo Bowl Road Trip

Alamo Bowl Road Trip

Alamo Bowl Road Trip

Alamo Bowl Road Trip

Alamo Bowl Road Trip

Alamo Bowl Road Trip

Alamo Bowl Road Trip

Alamo Bowl Road Trip

Alamo Bowl Road Trip

Alamo Bowl Road Trip

Alamo Bowl Road Trip

Alamo Bowl Road Trip

Alamo Bowl Road Trip

I will have more commentary on these photos in upcoming posts.

8 thoughts on “Alamo Bowl Road Trip – Phonetos”

  1. Angie,

    #1, They prefer the term Indigenous People of North America. Or by their tribe identification. In this case, Cherokee. Racist. At the risk of angering any Trumpkins out there, my Great Grandmother was Cherokee. That is why I exist, at least in Iowa. When my Great Grandfather married her, his family (a bunch of backwoods white trash from Missouri) disowned him. So he moved to Iowa and they became Cyclone fans.

    #2. That is not a skirt. Although “The Tall Chief”, even at 46 feet, would have no problem pulling off a skirt. Or do you have strict gender definitions.

    Tamara,

    Wait until I actually start explaining the stories behind the pictures. Some of them are pretty cool. Many of them involved sweet tea.

  2. Ahh, I see the pants now – I had thought they were tights in the up-waist adornment photo. I am totally fine with dudes in skirts, unless it’s aggressively forced upon my eyes at Halloween-time in my place of work. Then I just avoid it. Or I would, if such a thing were to happen.

    Your great grandfather sounds pretty amazing. Much better to be with the people who have history, tradition, honor, and heritage rather than hillbillies. I certainly would like to use the desired phrase – I admittedly don’t have a great deal of day-to-day encounters with any tribes, so I am not as current as I’d like on terminology. But I do, in fact, know they are not from India.

  3. Thank you for sharing, Chris. Iā€™m looking forward to hearing your stories…including the ones about the referees!

  4. Linda,

    Big Ten refs just shouldn’t be allowed to ref Big 12 games. They aren’t used to the speed and athleticism of Big 12 athletes. It really just isn’t fair to them.

    Angie,

    I can certainly send you an annual Halloween photo of Vest, since you clearly miss it, like the deserts miss the rain.

    As for my great-grandparents, I admittedly don’t know anything about them other than that story.

    Shannon,

    The beard is going bye-bye sometime soon. Probably this weekend.

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