Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Rascal Flatts sang to me on my birthday, kinda

So on Wednesday for my birthday Hubs took me to the Houston Live Stock and Rodeo. The entertainment for the night featured one of my favorite groups.


I absolutely love them and consider myself a loyal fan. I have all of their CD's but I have never seen them in concert.

They were fabulous!

But as usual things are always an adventure and this time was no different. I'll start from the beginning,because well, it's a good place to start.

We headed for Houston early Wednesday afternoon. We got to our friends around 4:30. Debbie and Cliff were going to babysit and dogsit for us so we could go to the rodeo.

Tammy, their daughter, got there first and started to cook dinner for everyone while I got ready.

The rodeo started at 6:45pm, and Debbie said it takes about an hour with traffic to get to Reliant Stadium.

Before we leave Hubs and I discuss doing the park and ride thing. It's where you park at a specific high school and a shuttle takes you to Reliant Stadium.

But what I heard about park and ride was that it quit running before the concert ended. And I have to admit I didn't do my homework and took someones word for it. Hubs on the other hand asked several friends and they all said it quit some time around midnight or soon after.

But being the hard headed person I am, we left at 5:30, and true to Debbie's word we sat in traffic and arrived at 6:30pm.

What we didn't know was that the fair was also at the rodeo and all of the parking at the stadium was blocked off, unless you were handicap.

There were two cash parking lots one some where along Main and the other where Astroworld used to be. Neither were easy to get to.

After sitting in parking traffic, I made an executive decision to park in some off the wall parking lot, where someone was charging $10.00 to park. I figured either we would come out and my car would be gone or it would still be there but with a window busted out.

By the time we parked and hiked a mile, me in high heeled boots, we managed to get into the stadium just in time to order some food and sit down to watch the muttin races.

Muttin races are where kids ride sheep, as if they were bulls. It's really cute. And just so you know the food was completely over priced. A hamburger and fries were $11.00, drink not included!

We ate and then found our seats and were sitting in them all of 5.2 seconds and the lights dimmed for the show.

The funny thing was I wasn't even mad about sitting in traffic, not finding a parking space, hiking a mile to and from the stadium, and paying to much for food.

I got to see Rascal Flatts on my birthday! I got to hear them sing! And I loved every minute!!

Thanks Hubs!


Brooke said...

sounds like a perfect birthday gift! :) my hubby actually doesn't like RF. he's from the Columbus area and I think since that's where they are from they get way over played up there. :P

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

AWESOME!! Their song, God Bless the Broken Road was sung at my wedding! Lord, how I can relate to that song!

So glad you had fun AND kept a great attitude!! I tend to get cranky in situations like that!

Happy Birthday!!!

Lou Cinda :)

Hubs said...

Her husband actually doesn't care for Rf (or any country music) either. He just sat in his seat and tried to take a nap.

cfoxes33 said...

Lucky! I love Rascal Flatts. Did you watch them on CSI last week? Loved it!