I met up with coworkers, and the fun begins. We check in, get our boarding passes and head to the bar! After a drink we headed to the plane, where we enjoyed a meal and more drinks. We did a lot of drinking on this trip...
We got to our hotel and started getting ready. The welcome party started shortly after we arrived at our hotel. The welcome party was for players, coaches, staff, and players families. It was beautiful, there was food, drinks, and a band! After the welcome party we went to Pat O'Briens, it was a lot of fun.
The next day I was helping hand out the gifts! Each day we received a different gift from the Ravens. When we arrived in our hotel we had a sweatshirt, hat and t-shirt waiting on our beds. The second day was the most exciting...We delivered iPads to all the staff! After delivering the gifts we got oysters from Dragos...FANTASTIC! I would love to go back just to at them!
After lunch I went and met Bryan (the other designer I work with) his girlfriend, and his friends. I walked around with them the rest of the afternoon then got ready to go out. I went to dinner with Elizabeth her sister and her friends, who were amazing! I even met some people my mom works with, such a small world! After dinner we decided to hit up Bourbon street. We traveled in and out of Bars on Bourbon street and ended up a pat o'briens.
Saturday- Time to play santa again...This time we delivered OGIO book bags with BEATS speakers. Equally as cool as the iPad. After this, I met up with Justin, Katie, and Katie's family. we went to the Carousel Bar, it is a bar on a carousel that actually spins, (very slow). While we were there, Ryan also arrived! It was nice to hang out with people from home. After this I went back to the hotel and got ready for the night. I met Elizabeth and her friends back at the carousel and then we went to bourbon street. We went to the cowboy bar and stayed there the rest of the night.
Today is the big day...We started our day off with a tailgate sponsored by the Ravens. Delicious food, drinks and screens set up to watch the pre game! At 2:30 there was a parade to get us to the stadium...GAME TIME! We marched through the streets in our purple showing our support, chanting O, Oh, Oh, O...(Something like that). The closer we got the more exciting it was. It was a lot of fun walking into the Super Dome, I have never been in a dome before, it was a lot different than the Ravens or Redskins Stadium. The most noticeable difference was you could hear the announcer. I made it to my seats. I was seated at the 49ers end zone. But not for long...Elizabeth had an extra seat in her section! I moved over to sit with them and it was amazing! Beyonce, was unbelievable! I don't have much to say about the game because most of you probably watched it ;)
However, I was able to go on the field after the Ravens won! It was so exciting being down there, I can't even describe it. I took lots of pictures down there but they are on my actual camera, not my phone.
I didn't stay long on the field because it was supposed to be family and friends of the players so I felt a little out of place. So I headed back to the hotel to get ready for the after party! I will also post pictures once I have my camera.
The after party was awesome, Mary J performed for us, all the players were there, Michael Phelps was there, and...Jay Z and Beyonce came too! We had a lot of fun, it was an incredible night!
I will post more pictures soon.