Monday, September 22, 2008

BYU v. Wyoming (a.k.a., Elliot's First BYU Game)

So Rise and Shout, the Cougars are out.
We're on a trail to fame and glory.
Rise and shout, our cheers will ring out
As we unfold our vict'ry story.
On we go to vanquish the foe
For Alma Mater's sons and daughters.
As we join in song,
In praise of you, our faith is strong.
We'll raise our colors high in the blue
And cheer our Cougars of BYU.

Thus is the last half of the BYU fight song, which we heard seven times this Saturday, as BYU routed the Cowboys 44-0. More important than the score, however, is it was Elliot's first game. More on that later.

Denis and Lisa graciously allowed us to stay at their apartment. They even went on a hike with us before the game in Rock Canyon.

Dem and I loved Rock Canyon when we were in college. It's just gorgeous.

After the hike, but still before the game, we ate lunch with some friends at Cafe Rio (we had a pork salad, like always). This was Elliot's first time meeting Matt and Evige Warner's adoptive son, Jorgen.

We even got to see the elusive, and now high-powered attorney, John Anderson.

Not disparaging our wonderful friends, but nothing was better than the game, which we attended with another friend who drove nine hours from Montana, Josh Campbell. (We were bummed not to see Naomi, but not all our wishes can come true at once.)

Elliot took a nap through the second quarter and part of half time, but after that, he enjoyed himself.

Having witnessed a blowout, and having bought some books at the BYU bookstore (Huevos Verdes con Jamon, a couple Italian boardbooks, and Glimpses of Lehi's Jerusalem), we ate at the Bombay House. The chicken coconut kurma and the lamb saag and the saag shorba were drop dead awesome. In my hierarchy of world cuisines, Italian is on top, but Indian food runs a very close second.

Finally, pooped out of our minds, we went to bed.


Evige said...

It was good to see you guys. Elliot looks good in blue.


Lisa Marie said...

Guess that means Denis and I are going to have to charge you for this one since 1. Are beautiful faces are on it and 2. Because you were using our awesome camera to take these pictures therefore you would not otherwise have had them...that will be $3000 to our college fund please:) ha!