Lily’s first taste of the Auburn game day experience was this past Saturday for the Auburn vs Florida Atlantic game. She’s been to Auburn twice before, but it was just to stop for lunch on our way down to and back from Fort Myers Beach last summer. I consider this her first real trip to Auburn since we were able to do things that are unique to the town. We talked to Lily all week about what to expect, mainly that she would see lots of “aubie” things.
Aubie drove us to Auburn. We got there around lunch time, found a great parking spot since the game didn’t start until 6, and headed straight to Toomer’s to get lemonade.
After drinking the world’s best lemonade, we went to Samford lawn to let Lily run around.
After the lounge, it was time to go on a hunt for Aubie. We were told he would be at the alumni tent at 3. We were there a little before 3 and were able to see him drive up in his ATV. Lily got a good look at him, even touched his paw and made him blush 🙂 Brent was too far away and couldn’t get a picture before he headed into the tent. Lily cried for him like her BFF had just moved to a foreign country and she would never ever ever be able to see him again. It was pitiful. Brent paid $10 for us to be guests of some random person who is a member of the alumni association so that we could get into the tent. It was the best $10 we’ve ever spent. Of course, it would be that as soon as we got in line for a picture with Aubie he walked off to another crowd of people. He’s a very popular tiger! So I put on my Black Friday Attitude and marched right behind him. My baby was gonna get a picture with Aubie! I literally just had to stand beside him and ask him several times to take a picture. That poor tiger was being pulled in so many directions and had so many kids begging for his attention, I had to take advantage of the very small opportunity we had to get a picture.