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!