The Sunshine State

After a short sleep and an early morning we got up and ready for the drive to Florida. In true southern fashion, we dined on grits for breakfast. Good times in Alabama with our new deep south friends. Still don't understand the hype around boiled peanuts.

Our 17th state capital, Tallahassee was buzzing for the football game between FSU and Boston College. Entering Tallahassee was straight out of a college movie. Streets lined with frat houses; massive greek symbols above the doors, couches littered throughout the yard, large trucks parked up on the curve. All the boys fueled the stereotype with their burgundy hats, black t-shirts, khaki shorts and Birkenstock sandals.

Every square foot of lawn, parking lots and parks were filled with FSU fans tailgating in preparation for the game; barbeques smoking, footballs flying and beer flowing.

We met with Ashley who had arranged some tickets to the game. Ashley is in her second year of law school at FSU. She enjoys justice, driving long distances and greyhound racing in Tampa Bay.

After dropping off our stuff at her house, we got ready for the game. The three of us toured the parties, barbeques and other festivities around the university then headed for the stadium. Imagine 80,000 screaming fans that live and breath the garnet and gold of the Florida State Seminoles. Combined with a 200 hundred person marching band, 85 degree heat, and national media the stage was set.

The game was intense with an exciting comeback by FSU in the closing minutes. However, after a close call at the final seconds of the game Boston College came out on top. Even without FSU winning, the game was amazing and a good lesson of the insanity of College football culture in the south.

Headin' West

Had a great jump shot session at the capitol building in Tallahassee today.



We’ve been getting great feedback about the jump shots, and while they are awesome we can’t take full credit for them. Nirvan, creator of the One Second Film introduced the jumping phenomenon to us a couple months ago.

Jump it up and send us the photos. Don't hurt yourself though, jump shots are for trained professionals only.

After hangin’ around the capitol building and the city of Tallahassee we got in Ashley's Nissan and headed west. Had a great tour through the deep south parts of Florida and Alabama. Even went to go to the greyhound track in Mobile, Alabama. Unfortunately it was closed. We promise good content from the next track though. Promise.

Now we’re now off to Mississippi to meet up with Josh and his wife Rachel in Long Beach near Gulfport on the south coast. Going to Jackson, Mississippi and Baton Rouge, Louisiana on Monday with Josh.

After that TEXAS. Give us a call Tex.