Mama and Daddy started 2012 off with a bang by taking a trip to New Orleans! We flew down to watch the Hokies take on Michigan in the Sugar Bowl. Unfortuneatly, we lost (eventhough we really should have one- stupid refs!)... we had an amazing trip and getwaway. We stayed at the team hotel and got to see some of the players- Brendan and I laughed that we were giddy over seeing young teenagers- ha! Brendan got to see some of his old teammates, the sports information director, and Bill Roth- the voice of the Hokies even came up to Brendan- He remembered Brendan from baseball (back then he used to travel with the baseball team on the bus) and talked to him for a while...
We toured the lively city of New Orleans taking it all in- We ate Nawlin's food- having Po' Boys at Mother's, had a four course dinner with creole, jambalya, and enjoyed beignets at Cafe Du Mon... twice.:) We lost $60 in 7 minutes at Harrah's the casino and decided luck just wasn't on our side real fast! We toured the city- visiting the cemeteries, different sections, watched street performers, walked the river walk, shopped- ummm... don't get Brendan started- we walked 6 miles to visit the brick and morter store of a children's catalog that I order from- ha! And we can't forget the partying!!! We lived it up pretending we were 21 again- we danced, stayed out until the wee hours of the morning, and decided that there was no way we could do it two days in a row... but did recover for the third night! Fun times!
The kids were of course spoiled by spending two days with Gram and Pop Pop and then two with Nona and Papa- and Addie didn't even cry this time... which I'm not sure if I'm happy or sad about!!!
This was my first bowl game- and hopefully it was the first of many! In fact, we joined the maroon and orange club in hopes we are able to get tickets when our team makes the National Championship next year- one can only hope, right?:) Go Hokies!!!!