Time to break out the seven-layer dip and settle in for the Super Bowl. Or hit the road to see the game in person. Or head to the spa to avoid it altogether.
The Super Bowl and traveling for sporting events was the topic of our January 31 Monday Night Twitter Party. We shared favorite Super Bowl foods and of course as travel lovers, where we have traveled for sporting events in the past.
What do you do during the Super Bowl? Watch it? Read a book? Leave town?
@mommytravels: We always host a party, so I try to watch, but keep everything going at the same time
@xstitchschool: Watch it with family!
@lovemykeiki: I kind of watch but end up leaving the room to get things done…and eat snacks, cook, etc!
@GoBIG_GoHome: The only part I like about the Super Bowl are the commercials!
What’s your favorite Super Bowl food?
@bcherry82: Chili, wings, BBQ, and pizza! We have a huge group of friends that get together so there is a big variety.
@CindyRichards: Fave SB food: Munchies—chips and dips, quesadillas, chili. And beer. Lots of beer.
@arrowssentforth: I’m a classic chip n dip girl.
@SavvySavinMama: Seven layer Mexican style dip is my personal favorite but of course hubby would say wings!!
What is your formula for the perfect tailgating party?
@TravelDesigned: A punch bowl full of cocktails makes for easy hosting
@CindyRichards: Beer, a grill, burgers, dogs, chili, more beer, potato salad, beer…
@ludyl123: Grill pizza and wings outside by the pool with a T.V. outside- that’s our idea of tailgating with friends
Where have you traveled for a sporting event? Why?
@mommytravels: Lubbok, TX to cheer on my Red Raiders!
@BtrVacationRent: Travel to baseball games: Tampa, NYC, St. Louis, Milwaukee, LA, Anaheim, Boston, San Diego, Chicago.
@BtrVacationRent: And to see the Red Sox and Patriots whenever they’re nearby
@toeuropewithkid: Paris for Tour de France because hubby is a huge fan
What is the farthest you have ever parked from a major event?
@BtrVacationRent: Far enough to get hubcaps stolen at a White Sox game in Chicago.
@CindyRichards: I’ll park a mile away not to pay for parking. I’m really cheap that way.
@lawschlkid: I parked over 2 miles for a college football game because we were broke college kids and wanted the cheapest parking we could find.
@PattiMinglin: Not far—my husband will drive forever until a good spot opens up!
@ParkWhiz: Once made the mistake of parking over 2 miles away from a concert in Saratoga; I don’t make those mistakes any more.
What do you think would be the perfect halftime show?
@dianarowe: I’m stoked to see Fergie with Black Eyed Peas at the halftime Superbowl 2011!
@morriska372: U2 would be my ultimate halftime show!
@strongfathers: A SEMI full of fresh guac pulls up in front of my house at halftime and chopper drops chips
@CindyRichards: I kind of like the old fashioned kind with a marching band and flag girls, etc. I know. Not hip.
Next TravelingMom Monday
Please join us every Monday at 9 pm EST for another rousing TMOM Monday Twitter party. On Feb. 7, 2011, we’ll be talking about cruising. Have you been on a cruise ship? Do you want to take a cruise? Did you take a cruise then need to go on a diet? Share your stories on Feb. 7, beginning at 9 pm EST.
Past Twitter Party Fun
Read the sometimes hilarious (don’t miss the ideas for flight attendants uniforms if there were family-only sections on planes or the great ideas for honoring the military) recaps of our previous TravelingMom Monday Twitter parties:
jan. 24: Sweet Travel Memories
Jan. 17: Ethnic Travels
Jan. 4: Travel Resolutions
Dec. 27: Celebrating New Year’s
Dec. 20: Christmas Traditions
Dec. 13: Shopping
Dec.6: Unlucky Travels
Nov. 29: Hanukkah and Ethnic Celebrations
Nov. 22: Eat Pray Love
Nov. 15: Thanksgiving Fun, Food and Travel
Nov. 8: Honoring Veterans
Nov. 1: We Love Our Parks
Oct. 25: Lucky and Unlucky Travels
Oct. 18: Trading Klout for Travel Upgrades
October 11, 2010: Discovering America
October 4, 2010: Karate Kid
September 27, 2010: Electronics on Vacation
September 20, 2010: Uber Fans
September 13, 2010: Packing Tips
September 6, 2010: Family-Only Sections on Planes
August 30, 2010: 3-Day Weekends
August 23, 2010: Back to School
August 16, 2010: Travel Rage
August 2, 2010: Cooking on Vacation