Friday, March 28, 2014

Our Trip to the SEC Tourney

If you follow me on insta you already know that Kev and I, along with one of our absolute favorite couples, traveled to ATL for the SEC tournament two weeks ago. Kev and I have always been die hard UK fans. Cheering on the Kentucky Wildcats is something we love to do together. This was our first SEC tourney and we have already booked our hotel for the 2015 tournament next year. To say we had a blast is such an understatement. 

We headed down I75 south Thursday afternoon with DANAicka driving us and car packed full of marley lilly, lulu and UK gear. Hubbys in the back. Wifeys in the front. 

From the moment we arrived in Atlanta, there were Kentucky fans everywhere! I am talking EVERYWHERE. We have always heard that the SEC tourney is like having a home court advantage for the Cats, but nothing prepared us for how many KY fans would actually take over downtown Atalanta. So much fun. Kentucky fans are crazy y'all! 
Dana and I were already throwing up three goggles in the hotel lobby. The sweet lady at the Marriott front desk got the biggest kick out of us and we made friends with her instantly. 

We settled into our rooms before heading over to the Georgia Dome to scope out our competition in the first round of games.  

And of course Dana and I wore our matching y'all shirts that she had picked up for us. So freakin cute!!!!! 

We scoped out LSU for out matchup on friday. After the game we headed to dinner at  Max's Coal Oven Pizzeria. Was super yummy. I am such pizza and beer gal through and through. 

Day 2 - we had a casual afternoon and headed to the afternoon session of games and met up with one of my college buddies for lunch at TacoMac right by the Dome. 

Dana and Chris did some morning shopping and met up with us in in the afternoon just in time for the morning session games.
We headed back to our hotel to get ready for the first Kentucky game of our trip. Dana slapped some pretty eyelashes on me and I fixed her up in a headband. She's so precious and freakin gorgeous. 
We cheered on our Cats to a big W over LSU.
Final Score 85-67

Kentucky fans literally took over the downtown scene after the game. As soon as we walked into the restaurant after the game, the hostess literally said "here they all come in their blue." 
We had dinner our second night at Legal Seafood and were a little unimpressed with our food and our service. But hey, we weren't gonna let it rain on our parade. 

Day 3 
We had an early lunch at Hudson Grille and decided to head to the dome early to catch the Florida/Tennessee game. 
 We were hoping Tennessee would secretly beat Florida and may have turned into Vols fans for at least the  40 minutes of the game.

We continued our winning steak over Georgia and were so pumped to spend another night in Atlanta to cheer on the Cats against Florida.....a very awaited rematch! 
Our team was finally playing like the team we had hoped for all year. So much momentum going into the championship game. 
The hubbys played along and took Dana and I to Buckhead to do a little shipping at lululemon and Nordstrom. Bless their hearts....they married two women who absolutely love to shop. 
We looked high and low for NeNe, but no luck. We settled for dinner at the Cheesecake Factory and it didn't disappoint. Our server also entertained us with some very peculiar stories that had all the tables beside of us cracking up. She was a hott mess to put it mildly. 

Day 4
Sunday morning came and Kev and I were like kids on Christmas morning. Just dying for a win over Florida. 
We cabbed down early to have mimosas and lunch at Dantanna's and the big blue nation was out in full force. 

C-A-T-S cheering erupting about every 10 minutes. It was such a fun atmosphere to be a part of. 

 The Cats ended up loosing by one point to Florida in the SEC championship game. It was a true heart breaker. I think everyone in that dome, including Florida fans, thought we had the game won. We just came up short the last 19 seconds of the game and it stung. It stung hard as we all stood there in shock that we had just lost. (oh and btw -I am so sick of the Florida sick of them)

We pulled up our big guy and girl panties up and held our KY heads high. We were proud of our team. That night we had dinner at Pittypat's Front Porch and drowned our sorrows in fried green tomatoes, cornbread and fried chicken and called it an early night as we would head back to KY early monday morning.

Regardless of the loss, we had an amazing time with Chris and Dana. Traveling with them was so fun and easy. I love how well we all get along. It's always a guaranteed good time. We may have already planned our next couples sunny Florida in June. Absolutely can't wait!!!  


Jordon said...

As you know I 100% approve of your headbands and how you drowned your sorrows! PS. where did you find the headbands? dying over them both

Brooke said...

teach me your headband ways. :)

katie kerns said...

I think my favorite line of your whole post is "We looked for Nene... I would have done the same thing in ATL!!" love you and this post :)

Brittany said...

Looks like you guys had a lot of fun!! Trips with friends are always better.

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