I've lost my pink cowboy hat already here
View from the VIP Lounge at the Gorge Amphitheater in George, WA
Looking up at the crowd...that's the stage RIGHT THERE!!
The Band Perry. Luke Bryan. Tim McGraw. WOW! We sure had a great time. ...and don't feel sorry for me because of my missing pink cowboy hat, either! I actually gave it away. This darling gal comes up to me with a pink cowboy boot in her hand and tries to buy my hat for $30. Well, I wasn't having that! I told her it was hers as long as she paid it forward. We had so much fun with Sweet Katherine and her man! And after a while, didn't think a thing about it.
The gates opened at 5:30 pm and the long line of General Admission squatters included tents. The lines were so long, even after we'd waited for the initial rush to go down, that I decidedd to stand in the other long line at the honey huts while Pirate got in line. Out of nowhere, this gal I've NEVER met comes up to me yelling, "Pink! Pink! Grab your Honey and come with us!" She lead us to the head of the line! We still don't know quite what happened, but we thanked her profusely and gave thanks to God! We walked on in a daze, just happy for the wonderful little adventures in life.
Then we saw our seats! I had no idea how great they were and that they let us into the 'VIP' area and that awesome view from the bar. The drinks were $10 apiece, but the view made up for it. So, we hung out in there for a while, helped some folks take pictures of themselves and their sweethearts, directed a mother/daughter duo on the back way to get back to Yakima, WA and general had fun with everyone. Time to take our seats.
There was a sweet couple next to us, around our ages, and we smiled, made small talk, but no real conversations or anything. They left their seats for a while to go get a drink and when they came back...they brought US each a drink!
Tim, ever the Southern Gentleman, disrupted his own concert when he saw some dude pushing around a little gal. He made sure that "good ol' boy" remembers his manners next time and now he has been told: You don't hit women!! They took the gal backstage, and I'm sure she had the best time after that!
We had no hassles getting to the concert, no hassles parking, no hassles in lines, no hassles leaving! All home safe and sound and all is well! We feel surrounded by Angels and can't wait to get out there on the road. This is the magic that God kindles for us when we humbly as Him, "How may I serve?"
I've had more than my share of bumps in the road, so maybe I just appreciate this good life a little bit more than most. I don't know about that, but I do know that I am dancing 'round this world with the perfect partner that loves me unconditionally and feeds my soul. I have family and friends who'd do anything for me and love me so MUCH I wanna burst. So many things to be thankful for.
I love our life, Pirate!