Call me cheesy, but I always get butterflies when I hit the Manhattan city limits. You know the part I’m talking about…when you come over the hill on 177 (aka Bill Snyder Highway) and you’re overlooking downtown Manhattan. It doesn’t matter what time of the day or the year it is…it’s magical! And we couldn’t have timed it better this trip…when we pulled in with Whit and Adam on Friday night they were setting off purple fireworks just over Poyntz. It was like Manhattan was welcoming us back after a year away! Turns out it was really Purple Power Play, but whatever!
We stayed at the Clarion, because old Holidomes are the best ever. Don’t you just love walking out of your room to the smell of chlorine? Ah, childhood 🙂 After checking in, we headed straight to the Ville…first stop, Rock-a-Belly. We got a spot on the patio 10 minutes before the kitchen closed…I guess you could say the stars were aligned! We filled up on RAB goodness and headed to the bars. For the most part, things were the same…except for Pat’s renovations (just not the same)…and this crazy new dance floor at Kite’s. What???
After a great night, Game Day came quickly. We put on our purple and headed out to the Bill. I realize I am extremely biased, but I don’t think many places can compete with K-State when it comes to the tailgating atmosphere. So much purple…you just can’t help but love it!
While the football could’ve been better, we still had a great time with Chris’ parents!
After the game we made one last trip to Aggieville…and it was so worth it because I got to see my long lost love, Katie! I sure do miss working with this crazy girl and I wish she would update her blog so I could keep up with Koester life. Just saying 🙂
Well, thank goodness football is FINALLY back! Until next year, Manhattan…