While I was off getting my fix of Fall in the mountains over the weekend Brad was enjoying what I like to call, his last big 'hoorah' before Shelby arrives.
For months he and his friends have been planning a bus trip down to South Carolina to see the Virginia Tech Hokies play Clemson.
Among the group were several people who traveled in from Northern Virginia and Blacksburg but there were also others that live here in Charlotte.
I knew EARLY on, I wouldn't be going and that it would be Brad's last 'blowout' party weekend before baby.
Well, it was.....
After what I will call a 'late' night on Friday with the crew, his alarm went off at 5:45am Saturday morning to ensure he was on the bus that was set to leave Uptown Charlotte at 6:30am.
Needless to say, it was a long day but one full of lots of fun but in the end a loss for the Hokies.
Brad's not an over the top Hokie fan like many, but he did manage to sport a new piece of game day gear in Clemson that sparked quite a bit of interest.
A new Olly Oxen visor.
I discovered this NC preppy company while at the SEC kickoff party last month and instantly fell in love!
Brad said he even had a bartender at one of the Clemson bars that recognized the Olly Oxen brand.
Created by Raleigh designer Charlotte Guice in 2009, her approach to game day gear is simple and elegant.
Instead simple in order to move from the football game to the formal occasion.
Olly Oxen carries a variety of products including game day flasks, that would make a perfect groomsmen gift for weddings.
To fun, preppy game day scarves for the ladies.
Of course, I'm digging the purple and gold Louisiana scarf to wear as I cheer on my Tigers.
But aside from their State Pride collection, they carry an entire Collegiate collection including the Mountaineer scarf for any of you App State fans.
And, then there is their bowtie collection.
Perfect for game day or any other day!
Of course, I'm only chipping away at the iceberg.
I think they make perfect gifts for that football fan in your family this Christmas or just for fun.
I know Brad really likes his!