I rode down to State College with Abigail and Andrew followed us. I love seeing the stadium as we drive in.
And you’ll never guess what was waiting for us when we drove up…
…Adam displaying a blanket emblazoned with Andrew’s photo! If anyone is more of a prankster than Alex (Andrew’s longtime friend from high school and best man at our wedding), it’s his older brother, Adam (with whom we’re staying). Here’s a close-up:
And there was one on the bed, too. (I realize everyone else reading this will think it’s weird and creepy; you’ve just got to know the Nye family to realize this is a sign of affection. I think.)
After getting quite a laugh, we headed to campus where we caught glimpses of peoples’ wares as they buttoned-up their booths until tomorrow.
However, College Ave. was still hoppin’!
We walked past Andrew’s old stompin’ grounds, the honors college. He’s such a smartie pants.
We made my dream come true–dinner at Baby’s. It’s a little 50’s diner I’ve always loved since being a student. We feared there would be a huge line, but since it was later on a Friday night, we sneaked in and got a table right away.
Andrew and Adam:
My usual: a peanut butter milkshake (just like the ones Christian and I would get)…
…and a chicken wimpy basket! Two tiny chicken burgers with pickles and fries, and a side of mayo for dipping (because THAT’S healthy).
Everything tasted just like I remembered and I was blissfully happy. (Small) victories of the night: not eating all my fries, getting a kids’ italian ice at Rita’s (instead of a custard-filled gelati, of course–they have one in State College now and we needed some palette cleaners) and talking the guys into skipping the beer tonight in favor of going home. I didn’t have any more room!
I think Adam and I might run in the morning–I’ve been dreaming about running my old routes around campus–and I’m already excited for tomorrow.