Weekend Recap: Furman vs. USC

So my plans took an unexpected turn this weekend. When my Furman college roomie, Laura, called me up an invited me to go to the Furman vs. University of South Carolina game this weekend, I could NOT believe it when she told me how we were getting there.

Private Plane

BY PRIVATE PLANE

#isthisreallife?

Yes, I was shocked. Questions kept running through my head…

WHAT?

HOW?

WHY?

It all came together when she had won a contest sponsored by Furman IMG. and Greenville-Spartanburg taking the winner and three lucky guests to Columbia, SC for the USC vs. Furman game via private plane.

En route to Columbia Of course we had to take a group shot!

Jason, Laura, Kimberly [Me], and Jo were heading to the airport by 8:45 am. Once there we got some coffee, I ate some yogurt, and we were getting on the plane ready to take off by 9:15 am.

View from the sky:

View from the Air

I now understand why people fly private. No long lines, no security, no crowds. I could really get used to it!

I throughly enjoyed the luxury of the travel and the pilot was so nice and welcoming. Here’s a little look into the cockpit:

Cockpit Peak

We traversed the ever so long 11 minute flight from Greenville, SC to Columbia, SC and we saw our destination from the sky! The William-Brice Stadium @ USC, we will see you soon!

USC Stadium

We got some breakfast at the Furman tailgate zone, and then headed closer to the stadium to tailgate with all of the USC fans. haha Furman is so small there were very few people sporting the Furman purple.

Tailgating @ USC Furman University, a school where it is totally appropriate to wear and say “FU” casually around campus. haha and the USC stadium. Look at this thing:

Williams Brice Stadium Gigantic. That is the only word I have for it. I couldn’t even imagine going to a school this big. And the stadium looks completely packed right?? Again, I was so wrong. As Furman being a small school with 2,600 students total (and not the greatest football reputation), the stadium did not have the fully packed attendance like it normally would when playing a larger school/team. Nonetheless, it was an amazing experience.

Just before the 4th quarter, we headed back with our hosts of the day to catch the flight back to Greenville.

A panorama of the plane:

Plane Panorama  Everyone was a little tired after our long day, and DEFINITELY needing to document this experience. A whirlwind of a day, but a day I will never forget!

Thanks for the opportunity Laura!

Plane Selfie

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