Monday, July 10, 2006
Another weekend away for us - this weekend we headed up to Clear Lake (the largest lake in California) and went to the Konocti Resort and Spa. The name makes it sound a lot nicer than it is ;-) There are a lot of activities, but we were there for a concert.
So Saturday morning we rolled out of bed, put on our bathing suits, packed up our lunch (we brought all our food since we'd rented one of their apartments) and started off on the long walk to the pool. We were walking up the hill when we saw the Konocti shuttle. We weren't super close but the driver stopped and signaled for us that he would wait. So there we are, the Dorkus McGee family traipsing across the parking lot with our towels, books and cooler. I hate making anyone wait so I felt badly as we boarded the little bus and just quickly took a seat. As I looked around I realized that everyone else on the shuttle was a) male b) young and c) looked tired and suspiciously like touring musicians. OMIGOD we were on the shuttle bus with Jason Mraz and his band. Anyone who knows me knows I am a HUGE Jason Mraz fan. I didn't want to act like Marcia Brady meeting Davy Jones - c'mon, I have some pride (but oh so very little sitting there in my swimsuit coverup) so we made some casual conversation with them before they got dropped off.
We found chairs at the pool and before long they showed up there too :-) We stayed until it was time to head back to get cleaned up for the concert. We had the pool attendant call the shuttle for us and we climbed in hot and tired. Wouldn't you know it - the bus made one more stop - yup, another ride with M-R-A-Z. Our apartment was right near the amphitheater so we got ready listening to the soundcheck, had dinner and then headed into the concert.
It was HOT and our seats were in the glaring sun but as usual, he put on a fantastic show.
Since he was the opening act there were still a lot of empty seats (if only those RobThomas fans knew what they were missing...) . Here's what they missed:
It was a great weekend. If you ever want to check out a highly talented, immensely entertaining act get thee to a Jason Mraz show.
Tomorrow night we're having Hallie's birthday party (she's doing a party with a friend who also has a July birthday). So not much cooking - just lots of cleaning and organizing! A virtual Virgo nirvana!
Posted by Guinnah at 7:42 PM