I’ve always been proud of my city. Perhaps those who have lived more places than I would think I am naïve and not as…worldly. To that I say: So what.
I’m a born and raised Indianapolisan (yep, just made up a word). I took pause briefly for college in the faraway land of Winona Lake, but I kept it real, giving mad love to my hometown any chance I took. And there was even a time where I tried to stay in the 574 post-college, but I think I always knew subconsciously even, that I would find my way back to my hometown.
Call it small-minded. Safe. Naïve. I say, call it proud.
I’ve not traveled extensively. I’ve been to a handful of “exotic” places, but I’m always happy to come home. Paris? Cool. A tad dirty. And I don’t speak the language. London? Thriving with art, people, history. Also dirty. I DO speak the language but I would never fit in long term. Mexico? Well, I have only experienced Mexico in an all-inclusive resort…so I don’t have much to say…but if I lived there, where would I vacation? J
I say all this, a bit too verbosely, to say: I love my hometown. I loved it before the Super Bowl. I loved it during the Super Bowl. I will continue to love it after the Super Bowl. And I would have loved it if the Super Bowl never came to town. But, I am so very thankful that the lens of the world was turned on us for a brief week, if not only to get everyone else to see how great this city is, but maybe to
I won’t keep talking, as I know I blog too many words and not enough pictures. J But I will say this…if you’re ever complaining that this city doesn’t have much to offer, you must be blind. If you’re ever in need of assistance, learning more is as easy as checking out www.aroundindy.com or www.doitindy.com. Get out and feel the love of this city and love it back.
Without further ado, here is my Super week in pictures. (I’ll leave out all the boring details, like seeing celebrities walking around–Jimmy Fallon, Tim Tebow, Michael Strahan, Cam Newton, all the musical acts, the vast people watching, and just give you a general re-cap.)
Very cool...yeah Indy!
The whole week was a party in the street, but people were going crazy on Sunday!
Every night there was a fireworks show in the Village!
Lucas Oil all dressed up for the BIG GAME!
Watched the game at the Front Page on Mass Ave...had to be close to the action!!!
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Indy will continue to be a Super city, long after the Super Bowl is packed up and out of town.