The tickets are finally booked. My Heart and I are officially going down under to celebrate our 30th birthdays this summer.
Since I have been a couple of times to the island country that is Australia we are also going to expand our trip over to New Zealand. This will be a first for both of us. We figure it'll be a special way to celebrate that next unexplored decade of our lives.
I love vacation!
As for this past weekend at Coachella, the pros definitely outweighed the cons even if in the beginning it looked bleak.
We had to park about a mile and a half out from the on-site camp ground because the camper parking was full. Which wouldn't have been a big deal if we didn't have to walk in the 100 degree sun with arms full of heavy gear. Thanks to the nice lady who gave us a ride on her golf cart I didn't cry! Then we find out we would have to go back to the car and put a parking tag in it so we wouldn't get towed. Ugh. I started to cry.
But like I said the pros were on our side. We got there in time to see DeVotchKa. We ate yummy (and for me, vegetarian) fair food. We also saw Dwight Yoakam, Rilo Kiley, M.I.A. (briefly) and my beloved and flawless Portishead, followed up with an amazing set by Prince. It seemed like the day just got better and better. The quality of music and musicians was outstanding. And it was nice that we didn't have to drive the 2+ hours home afterward but were able to curl up in our little tent. What a great experience. So yes, the desert sucks because of the heat and the dirt and some of the people and and and... with all that said and done, I can safely say we had fun ;-)
This weekend we head out to the metropolis of C Springs for the Big Day (and The Captain will be in tow - whoo hoo!).