Bro and I bringing Dad to his first UT game.

Discussion in 'In The Stands' started by MezoF5, Nov 1, 2019.

  1. MezoF5

    MezoF5 < 25 Posts

    My step-dad grew up a UT fan. He tells us how, while very young, his mom would never miss a UT football game on the radio. Many of my aunts and uncles became huge UT fans as well. He's never been to a game in Austin, but my brother and I surprised him with tickets to the ksu game. He's nearing 80, but is still quite spry. Any suggestions/recommendations for local eateries and gear shops we can hit up while there would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!:hookem::thumbup:
     
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  2. Horn6721

    Horn6721 Half of seeming clever is keeping your mouth shut.

    You will get many good suggestions.
    I just want to say what a great thing you are doing
    and we expect pics afterwards.
    :hookem::bevo::coolnana::hookem2:
     
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  3. Dionysus

    Dionysus Cocky + Relaxed Admin

    Scholz Garden is a long-time classic near the stadium with a very nice outdoor area. Great atmosphere and a short walk to DKR.

    Scholz Garten

    University Co-Op is your Longhorn gear spot. It’s on Guadalupe (“The Drag”) right across the street from campus at the West Mall. If a Bevo logo can be put on it, they have it. Fun place to shop.

    University Co-op | Texas Longhorn Apparel, Gifts, & Textbooks

    Awesome what you and your brother are doing—hope pops has a great time and gets to enjoy a win!
     
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  4. MezoF5

    MezoF5 < 25 Posts

    Yeah..I picked the ksu game as I figured they'd be a cupcake. Now, It's looking like it'll be a great game. There will be pics a plenty for sure :)


    Thank you very much for the recommendations!
     
  5. BevoJoe

    BevoJoe 5,000+ Posts

    That's great!! I hope you guys have a great time in Austin and at the Game!
     
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  6. Horn6721

    Horn6721 Half of seeming clever is keeping your mouth shut.

    Don't forget Bevo Blvd
     
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  7. nashhorn

    nashhorn 2,500+ Posts

    Co-op for gear no doubt. Scholtz is great game day as stated but unsure of walking distance for Dad. Wife and I used to walk from a bit farther - free parking at Capital off San Jacinto - and walk has gotten to be a challenge over the years.
    You’ll get a lot of opinions about food on here regardless of food preference. All I’ll throw in is we love the mixed fajitas at Polvos on first. Best anywhere, IMO.
    And enjoy Bevo Blvd. quite a change from the old days!
    Enjoy your trip! My brother and I did this for Dad around gosh 20 years ago I guess. It was fantastic even with though we hard crummy weather.
    Hookem.
     
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  8. WorsterMan

    WorsterMan 10,000+ Posts

    You'll make some great memories for your Dad, you and your brother.

    I 2nd the recommendation you visit Scholtz's & The University Co-Op on Guadalupe. If your going to the Co-Op pre or post game (kickoff is at 2:30), you need to allow some extra time for that as finding a parking spot will be a bit challenging. Plus, the store is large but there will be a LOT of people shopping / buying - with long lines to the cashiers.

    In the meantime, I hope your Dad gets to celebrate a Horn victory with his 2 sons! :hookem:
     
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  9. HornHuskerDad

    HornHuskerDad 5,000+ Posts

    Hope you and your Dad have a terrific time! :bevo:
     
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  10. MezoF5

    MezoF5 < 25 Posts

     
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    MezoF5 < 25 Posts

     
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  12. Dionysus

    Dionysus Cocky + Relaxed Admin

    :arrow-up: Awesome @MezoF5

    Did pops enjoy the day?
     
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  13. Horn6721

    Horn6721 Half of seeming clever is keeping your mouth shut.

    Thank you for sharing. Wonderful pics.
    I bet he was happy??
    He bought the team good luck.
    A perfect day you both will remember always.
     
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  14. MezoF5

    MezoF5 < 25 Posts

    Very much so. Especially with the win!
     
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  15. BevoJoe

    BevoJoe 5,000+ Posts

    Outstanding!! Great pics! Looks you all had a great time!
     
  16. WorsterMan

    WorsterMan 10,000+ Posts

    Great photos of your clan - you will share those memories forever! Glad the Horns win was icing on the cake for ya'll: 27-24 on last second FG!!!

    In your group photo, i can see part of our clan of 6 about 5 rows behind you on the last row of the East side upper deck.
     
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  17. BurntOrangeLH

    BurntOrangeLH 1,000+ Posts

    Absolutely great you and your dad could get to the game. Hope you all had a great time and the memories last forever. Thanks for posting your great pictures.
     
  18. nashhorn

    nashhorn 2,500+ Posts

    Thanks for sharing the event and glad you bought Dad a hat! Was a lot of sun yesterday!
     
  19. uisge beatha

    uisge beatha 1,000+ Posts

    Thanks for sharing the photos. Glad y'all had a good time!:hookem:
     
  20. TheWalkingHorn

    TheWalkingHorn 500+ Posts

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