Thursday Thoughts: FSU

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Doak Campbell
Florida State’s Doak Campbell Stadium, pre-game for 2018 Virginia Tech at Florida State (Photo by Will Stewart)

This year I pledged to travel to more road games, provided I can make it through the season without burning myself out. While my kids were young, I didn’t travel to many road games, but with all of them being 16+ years old – a high school junior and senior, plus a VT sophomore – I’ve decided I can make it on the road more.

Plus, I’ve decided it’s time to get out and start meeting, mixing, and mingling with more TSL’ers, and road games are a great opportunity to do that.

I don’t like flying, and this year is an even year, which means the Hokies have close-by road games with Duke and UNC, plus a not-too-far trip to Pitt. Add in ODU, and that’s four road games that are easily drivable. The Hokies only have five road games this season, so that leaves only one that’s far away: Florida State.

So that was my first destination: Tallahassee, for Florida State 2018.

Google Maps tells me it’s 670 miles from my house to Tallahassee, and I can report back that that’s about right. We put over 1,300 miles on the TSL van in four days. It was exhausting, and time consuming, and it put me way behind the eight ball on writing a column this week, especially since it was a Monday night game.

And it was worth it. All of it.

And I won’t have to do it again for twelve years, but that’s another topic for another

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