I relish my Super Bowl experience like I savor an end-cut-of-prime rib with an aged cabernet sauvignon. I relive it through photos, videos, writing and music. I listen to the songs “Dynamite” and the “Seven Nation Army” because they rocked our tailgate, and I reminisce about the fun we had.
I traveled with my husband, our nephew, his lovely wife, my beautiful niece and my endlessly entertaining 17 and 23 year-old children. My Super Bowl highlights evolve around our family. Following is a list of my favorite Super Bowl memories ending with the best:
— We tried bananas-foster pancakes for breakfast Saturday morning, and we dined on shrimp, gumbo, étouffée, raw oysters, steak and more during the weekend.
— It snowed when we left Baltimore, but the weather in New Orleans was in the 60’s and we wore shorts.
— We danced the limbo before a drum-pounding-jazz band. We used one of our purple boas as a limbo stick. The girls started the limbo and others joined in.
— Our girls tossed brightly colored purple, pink, gold, red and green-beaded necklaces from the second floor of a local establishment on Saturday night into the hands of colorfully-attired partiers on Bourbon Street.
— We attended an amazing Super Bowl tailgate hosted by very generous friends. We ate cheeseburgers and hot dogs and socialized with several Baltimore friends including our regular Ravens’ tailgaters.
— The Baltimore Ravens won the Super Bowl. What could be better than that?
— Our family shared a residence and that was one of the best parts. We laughed often because our motley group delivered a constant comedy show.
— I watched my star-struck son’s facial expressions as he encountered celebrity-football stars. His enthusiasm invaded us all.
— We traveled with the perfect group creating life-time memories. It is not where you are ( we were in a special place) but who you are with!