A trip back to State College is always special. We visit familiar sites. Eat familiar foods. Catch up with family and friends. Enjoy the tailgating. And cheer on the Nittany Lions. This time was all of that and more. We had the added pleasure of hosting friends and acting as ambassadors – and we loved it. Continue reading Happy Valley Hospitality!
So you wish you could go to a Whiteout? Here’s your chance to experience it virtually. Come along as I take you through the weekend. Continue reading Experiencing a Whiteout!
With our daughter now having graduated from Penn State, a major reason to visit Happy Valley to see the Lions at home has now passed. Add that to the fact that getting into State College and staying there for a football weekend is neither cheap nor easy, and it was time to say goodbye to Happy Valley for the near future. Our plan now was … Continue reading PSU vs PITT v.100
The Whiteout. Most people who follow the sport will tell you that it’s the absolute best atmosphere in college football – maybe all sports. The visual of 110,000+ fans, the vast majority wearing white, is simply awesome. I’ve been to other Whiteouts. Even Blackouts and Stripeouts, but throw in pregame fireworks, white pompoms for all, perfect football weather and a battle between two Top 10 … Continue reading Top 10 Matchup in a Whiteout!
This week, I had the opportunity to travel back to State College for my daughter’s 21st birthday celebration on Thursday night. It was a low-key night with dinner at one of her favorites, The Field, highlighted by table fries and finished with one of their trademark Creamery Milkshakes. Not your typical 21st birthday party for a kid away at college, but one that fits her … Continue reading THON 2018
“That which does not kill us, makes us stronger” – Nietzsche I closed my summary of the Rose Bowl and the Lions 2016 season with that quote from famed philosopher Friederich Nietzche, not to be confused with former Green Bay Packer linebacker Ray Nitschke. Granted, I’m more familiar with the latter, but I can attest that truer words could not be spoken. Flashback to October … Continue reading Whiteout in the Happiest of Valleys!
It took me a while to write this because I wasn’t sure if it was an anomaly or if there was really something special about this win. After two more convincing B1G wins, I have to believe it was the latter. Sure, there are still three games to play, but the Lions look like they might have turned the corner and back where they belong … Continue reading PENN STATEment Win!