If we think back to a few weeks ago when the Patriots played The Falcons, we all recall it being a nail-biter of a game. Most of us gave up on our favorite football team by the third quarter, buy by the fourth, no one was sitting. Then it goes into overtime, and the Patriots win the Super Bowl!
I never imagined, however, being approached by two of my team in Individualized In-Home Supports, asking if they could take a group to the Super Bowl parade the following day in Boston. So in addition to their Monday morning routine, Jen and Roxanna also coordinated to bring the die-hard Patriots fans to the ceremony with short notice.
As Monday afternoon went on, it became apparent that the weather forecast for Tuesday was getting worse and they would be driving out and back in a winter storm. Still, deciding that this was an opportunity of a lifetime for the individuals they support and would be careful but venture out.
So, Tuesday morning they all piled into the van and headed to Alewife. Roxanna had prepped sandwiches the night before in preparation of a lot of walking and long lines to order food. When they arrived, they assured that everyone was all bundled, layered and wrapped up to brave the elements of the cold, wind and rain.
From the T-Station, the group made their way through the crowds to Boston Common. With standing room only they watched the parade of duck boats carrying the Super Bowl Champions, their families, and friends. The crowds were excited, rowdy and full of energy.
On the way home, they stopped for a well-deserved hot lunch and drinks at Flat Patties in Harvard Square. When asked, “Would you ever do that again?” They all responded with, “You bet, hopefully, next year!”