A few weeks ago on a Monday night when Auburn played Oregon State in the 3rd and final game of the series to determine who was going to the Men’s College World Series we didn’t have any plans to go to Omaha. However, Rob looked at me during that game and said, you know if we when we’re going to have to discuss going. After the win, Drew and Caitlyn came over and we started looking at hotels and thinking about if we could take off work that quickly. We’d have to leave by Friday afternoon to get there by Saturday evening for our 1st game.

Lots of thinking and discussing continued. Finally Friday at noon, Rob, me, and Rob’s brother, Nick loaded up the car and headed to Springfield, Missouri. That’s about 650 miles for us and took a about 10.5 hours with stops.

Here we are when we stopped for gas. I had forgotten to get a picture of us with the decorated car before we left.

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Saturday

Springfield, Missouri –> Omaha, Nebraska
The next morning we got up and drove down the street to see the World’s 2nd Largest Fork.

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Rob also found a Braum’s there, which made me so happy. I used to work at Braum’s in high school back in Texas and I do miss them. So I had ice cream for breakfast along with a delicious breakfast sandwich.

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‘Ole-ma-ha’ car for Ole Miss headed to Omaha just like us.

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We stopped in Council Bluff, IA for some lunch right before driving in to Omaha. We love Mongolian Grills. This one is a chain called HuHot Mongolian Grill

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Then we checked into the hotel (Super 8 by Wyndham Omaha SW), met up with Rob’s Dad and Step Mom (Randy and Pam), then headed over to team hotel (Hilton Omaha) for Tiger Walk.

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Entrance to Fan Fest right near the stadium

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Randy and Pam next to the LSU pennant that shows all their World Series wins, since Randy is an LSU alum.

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At the College World Series stadium (Charles Schwab Field Omaha). We walk around the stadium taking in all the different views.

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View from our seats

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We walked away with a loss, but still alive with at least one more game. Its win or go home at that point in the series.

Dinner at DJ’s Dugout not far from the stadium. Food was ok. Service was terrible. Very crowded. Highly recommend their Purple Pucker drink though!

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