Al's Photography Blog

Al's Photography Blog
Folly Beach, South Carolina

Monday, August 20, 2012

Air Force Football Tailgate

We sometimes go to United States Air Force Academy football games, which are very popular in our city. Before the games we get together with one of the Academy academic departments for an American tradition called a tailgate, where we eat food, drink soda and beer, and have a good time. Tailgating is serious in America, it's part of the college sports tradition. Large barbeques are used to cook the food.
Portable generators provide electricity for music and other essentials.
This is Colorado so we can count on blue skies and sunny weather (although the temperature may be cold).
 And of course, there's food, food, and more food. (And of course drinks of many different types.)
Tina's PicStory theme this week is "my favorite color" - I have two and this post is full of them. I love blue especially in the sky (probably from my English upbringing where it's rare), and green on growing things. And this is a very American part of Our World Tuesday.

26 comments:

  1. And a fun and delicious looking part of your world it is, Al! Good to see you have blue skies with no smoke for a change! Great captures for the day! Hope you and Socks had a fun weekend and that your new week is off to a good start! Enjoy!

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  2. Looks like a fun time!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  3. It is almost football time! Love the tailgates. Fun shots.

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  4. It's lovely to hear about traditions in different corners of the world ... tailgating is an expression we would use when another driver drives too close to the back of our car.
    Wow! those food containers are jam packed with healthy choices.

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  5. The tailgating sounds like fun. All the good food and drinks, I am sure are yummy. It is great to have blue skies too, wonderful photos. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Wonderful where alike is happening. Please have a good Tuesday.


    daily athens photo

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  7. Looks like quite a feast you are preparing. I can now hear my stomach rumbling.

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  8. Sounds you all had a fun and great time!
    What a nice place and a huge and beautiful tree.

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  9. Hello Al, from Colorado, I would have guessed your favourite was red ;) what I could see in the pictures which is awesome too - Have a great week :D

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  10. Wonderful shots. Nice place to eat in the cool shades.

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  11. Fabulous blue skies you have!

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  12. looks like a fabulous and well-organized party....are we all invited?

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  13. I can't wait for college football to begin!! Not long now.

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  14. My favorite ia blue too, and I apriciate the green as well.
    Nice photos.
    Mormor

    http://www.starbear.no/mormor/2012/08/20/favorittfargen/

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  15. You're right, what could be more American than a BBQ party! Life here is so much centered around food! Although now Starbucks, Peets and other coffee places,that part starts leaning towards European ways/

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  16. Tailgating is indeed a true American tradition that occurs all weekend (college and pro) in the fall. Foodies all seem to congregate here - one time only, I went to a NY Giants game and the tailgating in the parking lot was amazing with steaks grilling and plenty of champagne flowing all through the stadium parking lot evn with the cold NJ wind blowing. The AFA style with the multi-burner grille is mouth watering!

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  17. This looks like a delicious way to spend a blue sky day, Al!

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  18. I like these transparent food containers.

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  19. My hubby and I are a rare sort of creature...we don't enjoy watching sports. I have never been to a tailgate party! But, I could get into that part of a game, believe me....all that yummy food! :-)

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  20. Wonderful shots. These meetings are a fantastic tradition. I am greeting

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  21. Oh I would like to taste some of those colorful goodies on the table!
    :))

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  22. Now that is one heavy duty grill! Looks like lots of fun...

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  23. great shots! thanks for your colors :)

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