Adventures of Big Blue and the Manns travel blog

Pumpkin Carved

Beaver Stadium

Big Blue and US

Nittany Statue and US

Just Big Blue

Kobie smile

Tailgate bunch

PSU parking lot

walk to stadium

PSU Bruiser

There is nothing like spending a fall Saturday afternoon with 107,000 of your friends at the Beaver Stadium at Penn State on a home game weekend UNLESS you come the first week of fall and STAY in your RV for the ENTIRE football season!

The last week of August we head up to State College, PA with Big Blue as our Motor Home is affectionately called.

We make reservations a year in advance for a monthly site at the Bellefonte KOA. It is about 16 miles from the Penn State Campus. We love this campground for many reasons. Sites are easy to get into for big rigs even with the trees, free wi-fi and cable and the friendly owners and staff you will ever want to find. The store is well stocked and laundry facilities open 24 hours per day. It is quite packed on Football weekends, but the weekdays are quite and relaxing. On away game weekends, there is plenty to do in the area. Penn's Caverns, Historical Bellefonte walking tour, Bald Eagle State Park, numerous museums are all within a 45 minute drive. If you don't mind traveling a little farther, there are several amusement parks, and other interesting places. The fall foliage is just breathtaking. We travel with our two fur-babies, Kobie, is a 5 yr old American Cocker.

As you can see he is a happy camper. Bruiser,

our 2 yr old Shih Tzu gets into the spirit by donning his Penn State hat and T-shirt. They both love the walks, the smells, the squirrels, and of course all the attention of the Penn State college kids when we tailgate with our friends.

On game day, we all meet up at a little restaurant called the Sunset West for an early breakfast. One of our tailgaters even has a special breakfast sandwich named after him. After that, we all head to the stadium for a fun field day of bloody Mary's, food, food, and more food.

When it is time to go the game, we join the masses and walk up University Drive to the Beaver Stadium.

You can not explain the feeling of enthusiasm and team spirit in the middle of that crowd. Awesome, loud, and ready to rally the Penn State Nittany Lions to victory. We stay until day after the last game, now this is a gamble. We got snowed in our second year and spent 4 hours getting two inches of ice and 8 inches of snow off the slide so we could head south. It was worth it.

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