One week ago today was my birthday and I spent the day on my own…
When last we met I was about to go to the Jimmy Buffett concert and then immediately on to our annual Cape Cod vacation. Guess what? That’s just what I did. So, taking things in chronological order, I shall recap our tailgating and concert day first.
I’ve said it before but in case you don’t remember, going to see Jimmy Buffett is one of my favorite things I do all year. I love the tailgating, I love the show, I love the whole entire experience. (Well, except for those nasty portable toilets but that’s a whole nother story.)
As usual, we converted my Jeep into a pirate ship. And that’s cool. But you know what? It’s a lot of work. Dale spends time before the concert getting it ready and then it has to be all assembled in the parking lot. On a day that’s made for fun this just sort of feels like . . . work. All this is a long way of saying that we have decided the 3 masted Jeep made it’s final appearance at this year’s tailgating event. And so, we made the most of it!
We posed with the usual suspects along with the addition of some new tailgating superstars.
Dressing up as a pirate is great fun but this year’s weather was incredibly hot. I bailed on my costume by late afternoon. I didn’t bail on the fun, though. We had tequila and beer, jello shots and cheeseburgers, and as much fun as you can legally have.
Or illegally have, if you’re going by the rules posted on that there sign.
Anyway. It was a fantastic day and it lived up to all of my expectations, as did the concert. Jimmy Buffett never disappoints me, he is an entertainer extraordinaire and his song selection at this show included several of my favorites.
The show ended just as the skies opened up and the rain came down. We huddled under a pop up, eating licorice and cookies and reminiscing on what a fun day it had been. The ride home was a damp and chilly one but the memories of a fantastic day kept us warm.
Okay, not really. It was cold! But still, I wouldn’t have changed a thing. And my favorite pirate wouldn’t have either.