I woke up super sore, like I was dancing in the powwow. Yesterday was a long but fun day. We were supposed to leave the house at 6 am but we didn’t leave until 8am. And baby had been up since 5 something, so by the time we left he was up and fell asleep after 10 mins in the car. And he slept til we got into Albuquerque. I love trips when he sleep til we get there, any other moms knows what I mean.
When we got into ABQ the 1st stop (as always with my family) was Panda Express. My dad wanted to have that for breakfast, so we got there as soon as they were open. Boyfriend met us there. And after we finished eating, I swapped out baby and my stuff into boyfriend’s car, and we stayed with him the rest of the day. My parents left promptly to The UNM Pit, to get there tickets and find a seat for the Powwow. Boyfriend and I were just waiting around for my sister to come into town.
After awhile we just got tired of waiting around and we didn’t know what to do while waiting so we decided to just go get in line and go to the Pit also. When we paid and were getting in line, boyfriend discovered that the ticket person had given us an extra ticket. So we just saved that ticket for when my sister came into town.
My mom found us and we sat with her and my dad. And they were immediately worried that my sister wasn’t with her us. So we explained the whole fiasco, and told them we had an extra ticket anyway for if she comes. And we started watching.
I was so happy that boyfriend and baby were enjoying themselves. Boyfriend usually doesn’t like to go the The Gathering of Nations, because it’s too crowded and he feels out of place there. This was the first time we took baby to GON, last year he was still a newborn and I was scared of other people’s germs and I was still recovering. So I think we just stayed home. Baby was jumping, nodding his head with the music and using one of his snack bowl as a drum.
Around 3ish my sister had told me that for sure she was coming into town. That in itself was a feat because my phone wasn’t getting any service while we were sitting in the lower levels of thee stadium. So every maybe 20 mins I walked to the top to call or check for messages from my sister. Around 5 she was finally at The Pit. So I went to meet her at the entrance with the extra ticket. I was very surprised that security didn’t make a big deal about letting her in because I had her ticket.
My sister, her friend, and I went back to the seats. And by then they were doing the top 10 finalist for the Men’s Fancy Dance Special. This is a crowd favorite. I recorded this part of the powwow using my phone. I’ll upload it onto my page when I can.
After the special was over they switched to Gourd Dancing, and my family decided we would go eat. So we left to eat at Chili’s. The food was amazing, but I think it might have been because we were super hungry. After dinner it was already 8pm and we were supposed to have left around 5pm. So we had to switch baby and mine stuff back to the other car. We said bye to boyfriend and my sister. And we left back for home. Boyfriend and my sister left back to The Pit to watch the powwow again.
We got home around 11pm. We were so tired. Baby looked wide awake, because he had slept from ABQ to home. Baby was up and being hugged and hogged by his aunties and uncles who missed him all day.
So that was actually yesterday. And I know I didn’t add part 2 of my other blog from April 25. I was just too busy, actually too lazy to add on.
And in part 2 of today’s blog I’ll add the Fancy Dance videos.