August 2016.

November 2014

April 2013

November 2011

My buddy Will and I went to Blacksburg for a cold Thursday night game last week.  Tech beat Carolina in a close one, 24-21.  Will grilled some pretty kicking moink balls (Italian sausage wrapped in bacon) and wings, but man was it cold. 

September 2011

This was the first trip to Lane Stadium for both boys and they were treated to quite a show during the 66-13 win over Appalachian State.

March 2011
Our nephew Caleb Jackson, now and then
We spent a fantastic afternoon, following an 11AM NIT tournament game at Cassell Colliseum, walking around campus and playing football on the drill field.

November 2010

April 2007

These photos were taken from our visit to campus just days before the Virginia Tech tragedy. 

November 2005
Sunday the 13th. We only passed through Blacksburg long enough to do some Christmas shopping at the book store and to take a short walk around downtown.  I love fall in Blacksburg. 


June 2005
  Sunday the 12th. Amy and the boys spent a cloudy day exploring the Virginia Tech campus.  As with the previous trips on campus, Jackson loved going into the classrooms, let's just hope that enthusiasm doesn't fade in the next fifteen years.  They also fed the ducks at the duck pond crackers, somehow we've missed doing during the last visits.  Rains flirted with falling most of the afternoon and kept Amy from getting too far away from the van with the boys, but they spent the entire day there and had a lot of fun.  They had lunch at Macado's and ice cream at Ben and Jerry's (just another place that wasn't there in our days).  Amy said that the campus continues to sprawl and look more and more unrecognizable.


July 2004
Friday the 23rd.  To celebrate my upcoming birthday on the 26th, the family spent the day together in Blackburg, VA on campus at Virginia Tech.  The boys had their first taste of a Mike's famous hamburger (Mommy and Daddy say mmmmm!!!), before exploring the campus and downtown.  Jackson rode his scooter all over campus and Benjamin walked through the classrooms of Mcbride Hall before both boys fell asleep in the stroller.  Then before leaving town we visited our friends the Burchers.  Jackson and Benjamin enjoyed playing with Ella, Eva, and Sally while mom and dad visited with Shauna and Chris.


August 2002
Jackson went to college in August.  At least that is the way he puts it.  We visited Va Tech for Stepping Out in Blacksburg and Jackson really dug it.  He had to go into a "classroom building" and he could have stayed in them all day if it was up to him.  Big chalk boards on all the walls seemed like a great idea to him.  We also got to visit with Paula, Andy, Shauna, Chris, and baby Ella. 

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March 2001
The Cellar, Blacksburg, Virginia.

Pictures of Erin, Jay, and Monica playing with Jackson.


Tech vs. Boston College - November 26, 1999
I was very fortunate to be in attendance when Michael Vick led Tech to victory over Boston College, ending their 1999 regular season undefeated.

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