Capital One Bowl Game

by Julie Kohl on January 3, 2007

My husband has always enjoyed watch Arkansas Razorback Football.  After a phenomenal season – the Razorbacks were invited to play in the Capital One Bowl Game in Orlando, Florida on New Years Day.  I thought it would be really neat to surprise my husband with tickets to the game for Christmas. So I did!  It was a pretty quick trip but we left out Saturday (in the POURING rain) and drove to Birmingham Alabama were we decided to stop because it was raining so hard.  In the morning we got up early and finished the drive to Orlando (still POURING rain) and arrived about 3:30 in the afternoon on New Years Eve.  Once we got to Florida it was still over cast but VERY warm. I think it was in the low 80′s.  We settled in to the hotel, went out for a really nice dinner and then came back to rest so we could get up and watch the fireworks at midnight.  We were right next to Universal Studios and had a fantastic view of their new year fireworks display from the front lawn of the hotel.  We were also able to see fireworks from SeaWorld, Magic Kingdom and Epcot! It was pretty cool.  Monday we slept in a little and then headed of to the game so we could get some decent parking and have some time to look around.  The game was tons of fun although Arkansas did end up losing by 3 points! [:(]  It was very exciting and my throat still hurts from all the yelling!  It was so worth it to go!  Coming back we decided to drive along the gulf coast rather than take in a theme park.  It was a beautiful drive and we are already planning an extended vacation back to the Orlando area so we can do some of the things Orlando is known for.

Here is a picture of me and Richie at the game!

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