Road to Pasadena is long, but worth it (PHOTOS)

Published: Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 04:51 PM.

Santa Rosa Beach's Beverly and Greg Schmitt fortunately avoided the cancelled flight drama by leaving for California early on Jan. 3.

Beverly is an FSU alum and Greg hails from New Jersey .

This was the second National Championship game for the couple to attend. Their first was at the Sugar Bowl in 2000 when FSU met Greg's alma mater, Virginia Tech. FSU won.

Greg said he is happy to cheer on Beverly's team, though, as long as the two alma maters are not playing each other.

"If you like football, this is the best place in the country to be a fan," he said.

As for his experience in Pasadena, Greg said the venue, tailgating on the adjoining golf course, and being there with all the fans in the stadium was "absolutely electric."

Beverly agreed.

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