The next morning we got up early and headed from Hunstville, Tx where we stayed with Rob’s Dad and Step-Mom, and drove to College Station for the game and pre-game festivities. We were standing around waiting for the team to arrive for Tiger Walk. However, as we stood there we were told they weren’t doing a Tiger Walk. When the team arrived we figured out why. At Kyle Field the visiting team arrives in their buses and drive straight into the stadium, so just cheered them on as they drove by. Then, we left and walked around campus some more.
We left campus and headed for lunch because were all getting a little hangry. On our list of places to each was Torchy’s Tacos.
We had the Green Chile Queso and chips and various tacos. I loved the Baja shrimp and the Crossroads.
After lunch, we went home and changed clothes and went out for a bit of site-seeing. First stop, the Sam Houston statue can see from the interstate. While traveling down Interstate 45, you can’t miss this 67 foot towering statue of the first President of the Republic of Texas.
Captain Joe Byrd Cemetery aka Peckerwood Hill. This is the resting place of over 3,000 prisoners have been buried after they die either in prison or on death row that are not claimed by their families.
Huntsville is the home to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice State Penitentiary. Driving by the Walls Unit, located in downtown Huntsville, is always a little eerie. The Walls Unit is the oldest prison in the state built in 1848. Criminals live there until they are executed at the facility as well. Many say this building is haunted. I guess for good reason.
We got some pictures before heading to Houston. We stopped at Gringo’s on the way to the airport for lunch. It was so good. I had the Three Amigo Plus Pepe and Rob had the Pollo Marisco.