T-Bob: Setting the scene before Saints camp
Football season has finally arrived! After a long and tortuous offseason devoid of gridiron greatness, it is finally time for us to put our hands in the dirt and watch more of the sport that America can’t get enough of.
Kristian and I enjoyed a wonderful travel day yesterday that saw us fly to Atlanta before hopping on a propeller-powered plane (bonus points for alliteration!) to make the final leg of the trip to Lewisburg, West Virginia. Shoutout to Silver Airlines; was a lil nervous about the prop plane but they made it as comfortable and fun as possible.
My first impression of West Virginia is that it is stunning to look at. After living in Louisiana so long and getting used to the lack of change in elevation, the mountains of West Virginia are truly a spectacle to behold. Everything here is green and I mean green. I would describe the forests as “lush” and I believe that’s accurate as they cover 85% of the state’s land.
One of the main factors why the Saints chose WV was to escape the heat, and let me the first to tell you that it feels incredible out here. I actually had to throw on a sweatshirt walking to breakfast this morning. I have always heard about “dry heat” versus “humid heat,” and I never truly appreciated what that meant until yesterday. When I was standing in the sun it was hot, I was sweating, but for the first time in my life I learned that you can actually step into the shade and cool off. Without humidity the change between sun and shade is astounding. As dumb as it sound,s this truly was a relevatory moment for me.
I was a little apprehensive as to how my time spent in West Virginia would go, but after having a few beers with some locals at the Brier Patch (a local bar) last night I could not be more excited to spend the next few weeks here. The best part is the added bonus of watching the Saints - that's truly the icing on my mountaineerloving cake.
P.S. Kristian is an absolute diva. Look at the outfit, the number of bags…. I wonder if he managed to fit in all of his make up.