People catching necklaces on Bourbon Street

Best Part of Super Bowl List — Our Travel Companions

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 saw many people that we knew at River Walk, in the Hilton Hotel and on Bourbon Street. We partied with good friends and laughed heartily. 

—   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!

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Super Bowl XLVII Photos

Security Entrance to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome

Security Entrance to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome (photo by dorothyadele)

Mercedes-Benz Superdome Super Bowl XLVII

Mercedes-Benz Superdome Super Bowl XLVII (photo by dorothyadele)

Baltimore Raven's Kicker JustinTucker Sets the Football for a Kickoff.

Baltimore Raven’s Kicker JustinTucker Sets the Football for a Kickoff (photo by dorothyadele)

San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens Super Bowl XLVII

San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens Super Bowl XLVII (photo by dorothyadele)

Super Bowl XLVII  Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers

Super Bowl XLVII Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers (photo by dorothyadele)

Super Bowl XLVII Baltimore Ravens and Officials

Super Bowl XLVII Baltimore Ravens (photo by dorothyadele)

Super Bowl XLVII Baltimore Ravens and Officials

Super Bowl XLVII Baltimore Ravens and Officials (photo by dorothyadele)

Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers Super Bowl XLVII

Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers Super Bowl XLVII (photo by dorothyadele)

Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show

Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show (photo by dorothyadele)

Super Bowl  XLVIIHalftime Show With Beyonce

Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show With Beyonce (photo by dorothyadele)

Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show

Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show (photo by dorothyadele)

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Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show

Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show

Baltimore Ravens Win Super Bowl XLVII

Baltimore Ravens Win Super Bowl XLVII (photo by dorothyadele)

Deanie’s Seafood Restauant New Orleans

Our cab driver recommended Deanie’s Seafood in the French Quarter for lunch yesterday. I knew that it was a good choice when I noticed policemen and several other local folks dining in the restaurant.

The waitress brought us boiled-red-skinned potatoes with butter before taking our order. They were slightly spicy and filling. When the waitress delivered our drinks she told us about the specials. I was distracted by the huge size of the drinks and I had to ask her to repeat the specials.

My bloody mary was rich and spicy with a hint of worcestershire sauce. Shrimp, green beans and olives garnished the drink. It was a great bloody mary. I know this will surprise many of you, but some how I managed to finish it.

We split barbecued shrimp which were actually shrimp sauteed in a buttery-barbecued-like sauce. We loved them. Next we split grilled oysters. The oysters were topped with seasonings and parmesan cheese. I thought that the parmesan gave the oysters a different twist. They were great too. Bread accompanied both dishes for dipping, and we also used the potatoes. The sauces were delicious and I suspect very fattening. Who cares, we are in New Orleans! My entree was seafood gumbo which had small shrimp and rice.

It was a great first meal in New Orleans. I would definitely return.

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Super Bowl XLVII, The Baltimore Ravens and New Orleans Bound

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Excitement fills the BWI Airport terminal as exuberant-purple-and-black-clad-Balltimore-Ravens’ fans head to New Orleans for the Super Bowl. There is a lot to be excited about. The Baltimore Ravens, who are usually the underdogs and hated by many, are playing in the Super Bowl for the first time in 12 years. Ha, ha take that you naysayers! Also, two brothers, John Harbaugh coach of the Baltimore Ravens and Jim Harbaugh coach of the San Francisco 49ers will match wits in a “once in a lifetime game” for the Super Bowl trophy. To add to this excitement, Ray Lewis the Ravens’ middle linebacker who sources say is one of the greatest middle linebackers of all time will play his last game. What a great way to go out!

The Seven Nation Army chant reverberates through my head as we hurry through the terminal. Ohhhhh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, we have to board our flight!