All right! Here's a few photos from my trip down to Gainesville, FL, last weekend. More can be found on Alby's Flickr Album for his visit with me this round:
On the road, we pulled into the SC Welcome Center for a pit stop. I think I have a photo of May from a previous round in front of the same sign. A mockingbird decided to land on the sign right as I snapped the photo of Alby!
One of the first stops in G'ville was at a brewery that opened up since we graduated and moved away. The interior of the tasting room was gorgeous - lots of reclaimed wood. I loved their motto "Inherently Floridian". They were also animal friendly (like most breweries) so we had some fun watching pups play (Sadly no photos of that).
The hotel we stayed at was on Bivens Arm Lake, so despite being landlocked, we got to see some water:
No trip to G'ville is complete without a visit to "The Swamp". Alby really matched the stadium well, but we had to sneak around and avoid making anyone think we were impostors from Auburn or something
Alby also got to hang out with one of the many campus gators:
And saw some of the beautiful historic dorms built in the 1920s:
The Welcome Dinner for the wedding we were there for was held in the F Club (attached to the football stadium). I'm not really into sports, but I thought it was cool that the Heisman trophies were kept there. I asked Alby to sit in front of Steve Spurier's trophy