Friday, October 30, 2009
I've wanted to see Odyssey's Thriller for years now. It just never works out that I can go. So this year I decided I'm making it work. Thriller is sorta like sitting down and having a haunted house perform around you. There are mummies, and vampires, and Frankenstein monsters and murderous scarecrows. There are hockey masked maniacs and plenty of witches. But it's mixed with great music, a tribute to Michael Jackson and amazing dancers. I invited a car load of friends, I cancelled drill team practice, abandoned my family (I left them with a warm dinner, their favorite desserts and a completely clean house) and headed out. We left Monday afternoon and drove to Boise. It rained the ENTIRE way. No trouble for Peggy our fearless chauffeur. First stop was Boise Town Centre and when they locked all the doors to the stores we went to 'Cheesecake Factory' for a delicious meal, and to go 'cheesecake' of course, which I finished for breakfast.
Tuesday morning we headed the rest of the way to Salt Lake City. Lots of us have kids going to school in Utah so we met up with them, took them to lunch, did a little shopping and sent the boys on their way.
All the girls headed to Thriller. It was a snow storm in Utah and we arrived just as the show was starting so we didn't get a good group picture. WE had great seats on the front row. Since I was only in Utah for a total of 8 hours I wasn't telling my family (except Jordan). Guess who was at the show? My sister and her daughters. Hope they'll forgive me for not telling them I was coming. After the show we all went to PF Chang's for a delicious meal. Do you know they fry green beans there?
Wednesday morning we jumped back in the car and headed the whole way home. With 22 hours in the car we had plenty of time to plan all our kids lives and discuss all our problems. We talked politics and health care and reality tv and grandchildren and religion and dance and drill team and everything in between. We all wish our kids lived closer, would hurry up and get married (Tyson and Jordan), have more grandkids, and that dieting was easier. Thanks for coming with me LADIES!!!