Chances are you have a bucket list.
There are probably some far fetched dreams as well as a few realistic ones. You spend your life making check marks on this imaginary (or perhaps typed) list. My list includes skydiving, starting a business, visiting every continent…and so on.
One item very high on Steve’s list was to attend the Final Four. When he realized we would be within driving distance to this years final four in Indianapolis, the wheels started turning in his head. So we started planning a trip. But what fun would a trip like this be without some good company? So we found some good company…aka Steve’s brother Bob and Virginia.
We left Friday afternoon and made the 4.5 hour drive to Indiana. We arrived at our hotel to find flags from all the different teams hanging in the hotel windows, we saw lines and lines of cars from West Virginia, Michigan and North Carolina. Everyone was sporting their team gear, including the front desk employees who all had Butler shirts on. It was such an energetic and fun atmosphere. We went to a nice dinner, got a little treat at Coldstone and hit up a movie, “Alice in Wonderland”. (Which I liked surprisingly more than I thought I would.)
Saturday was adventure packed and here are some highlights:
Eating breakfast in an energy charged hotel where everyone from ages 80 to 1 were excited for game day.
Enjoying Bracket Town – a NCAA sponsored event with all sorts of activities and fun
A delicious lunch
Being in the Colts stadium
Sitting in the stadium and watching it slowly fill up with Navy, Green, Blue, and Yellow shirts.
The Butler game was awesome. It was exciting to see them win, I think everyone but Michigan was pulling for them! We did a lot of jumping up and down during that game.
Watching the stadium quickly clear of green shirts after the Michigan loss and a sea of yellow taking over their seats.
Watching Duke play – they’re just a classic team.
Enjoying conversation after conversation. We never run out of things to discuss with them.
Not so much a highlight:
Driving home at 10 pm after the Duke/West Virginia game. It was Easter the next morning, and we wanted to get home to be with the kids. Bob and Virginia were definitely good sports about that, I’m sure they would’ve rather stayed the night!
We had a great time.
I can’t wait to do it again.
I’m glad it was on Steve’s bucket list because I wouldn’t have thought to include it!