Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Weekend Review 34: Friends in Low Places

I'm just going to start out by saying I am completely brain dead today, so if nothing here makes sense, I apologize.

Saturday started nice and early with a spin class and some shopping. I need more winter friendly clothes and work attire, but every time I go in to a store I am so unmotivated. Everything is super trendy and just doesn't really fit with my no-fashion-sense type of style. I ended up getting a pair of jeans from H&M, and that was that.

The fella I've been seeing for the past month or so invited me to go with him and some of his friends to see Garth Brooks, so we headed downtown a few hours before the concert so we could get some food and a few pre concert drinks. That plan didn't go so well.

We were so hopeful taking our Uber downtown because the fair was normal and downtown traffic was nilch compared to UpTown. We walked in to Cowboy Jacks and bam! That place is packed. He puts his name down anyhow and we decided to just try another bar. Brothers, sorry, no tables. Glueks, not taking names. Masons, reservations are full all night, no walk-ins. So, Jimmy Johns it was. After we ate our subs we met up with his friends at Mission which was just far enough from the Target Center that they were able to get a table and we were able to have a drink before the concert.

We got to our seats just before 6:30 which is when we all thought the concert was supposed to start to find out it actually started at 7:30. We were straight back from the stage, on the other side of the arena and one row from the wall on the upper level. It wasn't as bad as it sounds. Since we were straight on we could see everything. The negative about being that far up is that there are less people getting in to the music. We were the only section that sat most of the show, until he played Friends in Low Places. I LOVE that song! After that we stood for the remainder of the show.

I could not believe how much energy Garth had throughout the whole show and knowing he still had another concert to do after ours was just insane. I'd like to have been at any of the other 10 shows he did to see if they were all so full of energy. But I guess when you can pack in 18,000 people per show  for 11 concerts in one city, you'd be pretty pumped to know that you are just that awesome too.

Sunday morning was a bit of a struggle. Since I knew I'd be completely useless if I stayed home, I headed over to mom and dads to at least get some quality Miley time in.

While at my parents we finally got to talk vacation and I'm so happy to say that I have a plane ticket booked to Cabo for mid February!

I've traveled with just my parents before and it was surprisingly better than I had expected. We travel the same and like to basically do nothing all day but sit on a nice warm beach and drink margs and beers before getting dressed for a fun dinner out on the town.

I'm going to have to start stocking up on books. My last Ali+Parents vacay I read 2.5 books in 1 week.

Said fella from above and I have been watching Law & Order SVU together so I headed over to his place so we could catch up on the 3 part mash up they did with Chicago Fire and Chicago PD. On my way home I forgot what kind of car I was driving and got stuck going over a solid wall of ice trying to park.

My car was stuck. Like really, really stuck. Like teetering on top of this stupid wall of icy snow stuck. I tried going back and forth and chipping away at the ice with my ice scraper before a couple people came out of the apartments and helped me free my car.

After a good 10 minutes of them pushing (45 minutes of me going back and forth and chipping ice), my car finally came free. It is the most frustrating thing to be stuck and not have a way to get out on your own. Once I got inside I signed up for contract parking 2 blocks away. This winter is going to be brutal and the last thing I need is to get stuck or towed. Where's global warming when you need it?

If you have any recommendations of good restaurants or fun activities in Cabo, please share them with me!

1 comment:

  1. My family vacations are very similar, we walk in the morning, lay out all day, and wait until it's dinner time! I haven't been to cabo, but if you haven't tried kayaking, I would do that! Also, for concerts I try to go as early as possible if you're going to eat. I also am a big fan of the westin, and they are just far enough away to not have a long wait. I ate at Bar La Grassa before Garth last week, and was able to pay their valet $7.00, it was a mile walk, but totally worth it!