Sunday, April 26, 2009

Parrotheads in Paradise

We saw Jimmy Buffett in concert last night.  It was a great show as always!  A Jimmy Buffett concert is basically like going to a huge party with great music.  We had lawn seats, so we sat on the grass behind the regular reserved seats.  Everybody around us was friendly, beach balls were being batted around, we danced and sang, hung out and drank beer, and had a good old time!

We almost didn't get to go.  We had our regular babysitter all lined up, but when I called her that day to confirm the time, she said she was just getting ready to call me.  It turns out she was very ill and had just returned from the ER.

So I called a coworker who has a teenage daughter who sometimes babysits.  Unfortunately it was the last minute and she already had plans so she couldn't do it. 

We ended up calling a friend who lives in Tampa who actually was available.  The only problem is he lives 45 minutes away and doesn't have a car.  We drove to Tampa to pick him up, brought him back to our place to watch Trevor, then drove back to Tampa again for the concert.  Then this morning I drove our friend back to Tampa yet again.  That's a lot of driving but Buffett was well worth it!

8 comments:

Duke_of_Earle said...

Sounds like a great time. Glad you found SOMEONE to babysit! It would've sucked big time to lose out on those tickets!

Dad

Shortcake said...

Mom and Dad deserve time alone away from parenthood duties. That is what helps keep the spark in the marriage. Always make time for just the two of you.

Jack K. said...

When things are supposed to happen they do.

Glad to know you all had such a great time.

Nik said...

I've never been to a Buffett concert, but have heard it's a blast. Jimmy just seems like he's having so much fun onstage, ya can't not have fun watching him. glad everything worked out for you and that you didn't have to miss this concert.

Fred said...

I love Buffet. And, like you said, there's nothing like a concert on a lawn chair with some great weather.

Peter said...

Glad you got to the Jimmy Buffet concert and had a good time.

Merle said...

Dear Christina ~~ Glad you finally got a sitter for Trevor. Jimmie Buffett is great. I love him singing with Alan Jackson, "It's five o'clock somewhere." I had a lovely time with Jeanette and Pauline, though we missed Gwen so much.
Glad you liked the jokes. Take care, Love, Merle.

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