[img_assist|nid=519|title=|desc=A crappy pic from across my dashboard, of Sikes and Tillman hall. Sadly, temperatures were in the low 40's and it was pouring rain, so there were no scantily clad coeds playing volleyball on Bowman Field.|link=node|align=left|width=250|height=188]
My planned trip to Atlanta got sidetracked slightly yesterday, when I was summoned to Columbia to meet with some lawyers for our company. It was a bit pointless - a 25 minute meeting that required 2.5 hours of extra driving.
That was a huge waste of time, but it did give me an excuse to divert through Clemson on my way to Norcross.
It was the first time I'd been back since I drove out of town in the spring of 1999 with my red Toyota truck, laden with the contents of my trailer out in Central, SC, directly following commencement.
That was a nasty, rainy day if memory serves. So to was the day of my drive-through visit.
I made a quick drive around and through campus, and found that not a whole lot had changed in nearly a decade, at least on the grounds themselves. Change was more evident downtown:
So as not to have to call the detour a total loss, I stopped at The Athletic Department and bought a Clemson hat. It's only the second piece of university-themed apparel I've ever purchased, the other being another hat I lost long ago.
I then refueled with some sweet, cheap Upstate high-test, and got the heck out of town.
Sentimental I am not.