Super Bowl, A Ravens fan's RV journey [Pictures]
Follow along as Meekah Hopkins and her crew RV it down to New Orleans, take in the Big Easy with other fans and more. Meet Meekah and get a feel for her trip here
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Meet the crew( Meekah Hopkins / January 31, 2013 )
Our Raycreational vehicle even comes equipped with a small, fake family ... kind of like what happens when you go on vacation with yours.
But I might as well be on a Griswold family road trip: I have my very own Audrey, Cousin Eddie and Clarke in (clockwise from left,) Jess, Steve and Sean.
Jess is here for one reason and one reason only: Torrey Smith. "I met him twice [at signings]; at Purple Bingo I got my jersey signed; and I flagged him down in his car once, and said hi ... met his girlfriend, too" she says matter-of-factly. Yep, I'm pretty sure I caught her measuring the cargo hatch in the back in case we could fit a body back there.
Steve is the ultimate RV roadie: As soon as he had the keys in his hand, he whipped out a fifteen pack of Ravens car magnets and began decorating. When night falls, I'll show you his light up sign, too. Add to that cornhole, Nintendo and a Ravens tent. Oh, and also the "Backyard Bash Banner I got to put in front of Creek's house" he just shouted. A token of our appreciation to Mr. Creek/ a please don't murder us in our sleep bribe.
Did you know this is the Raven's first Super Bowl? According to Sean it is. You see, Sean operates under the belief that a team's success only begins when he moves cities (he does have the 2003 Carolina Panthers and 2002 Red Wings as proof). So when he excitedly mentions that this trip is "once-in-a-lifetime," he isn't kidding.