drove through Dallas 3 times yesterday

October 9, 2010

so thursday night when i was at the Luke Bryan/Jason Aldean concert M kept texting me that he had a surprise for me Friday morning when he got off work.  so, Friday morning i’m thinking we are going to Ihop for all you can eat pancakes (M has been raving about it all week), or we are going to enroll him in school, i dont know.  M comes pick me up at the apartment in his work clothes, i ask do you want to change, he says no we’ll be fine.  all he tells me is that we are going to see a mustang that he’s looking at.  we’ve been on the freeway for half an hour and he tells me we are going to lewisville, tx and for me to look up the address.  low and behold, my jaw drops when i see how far it is… forty min past Dallas, Tx.  mind you it is 0900 in the morning, Dallas takes 2 1/2 hours already. so i start crunching the numbers in my head. the Sugarland concert is in Dallas at 730pm and we planned to leave with my friend Jenny and Krystal at 400.  because matt is still in his work clothes we’d have to go back to Fort Hood to get the tickets and for matt to change.  we have just enough time to get to lewisville, look at the car for an hour or so because we need to be on our way home by 1pm so we can make it back to Fort Hood exactly at 400.  just enough time for him to change and to grab the tickets.

we take the car out for a drive and m asks the guy to crunch the numbers.  thirty min later the guy still hasn’t come back yet with what he’s looking to spend.  m agrees to what is offered so now we have to go talk to the finance guy… its 1 at this point. im annoyed because now we are going to be late.  we sat in the waiting room till 1:45 before the finance guy saw us… at this point im texting Jenny saying you and Krystal are gonna have to drive on your own.  and here is the link to the tickets along with my ticketmaster code so she can print off two of the tickets.  finally m signs all the papers, we rush to get to his truck so we can empty it out and we are on the road by 2:30.

now the part of the story that annoys the crap out of me.  So apparently the Texas State Fair was going on this weekend at the same time the concert was, and the state fair has taken ALL the parking.  If you are going to the concert you have to park on the streets… well since we were getting to Dallas around 8:15, the fair is getting emptied out and cops have all the streets blocked.  I was driving, and was getting so frustrated cause we couldn’t park ANYWHERE and the cops had all the left hand turn lanes blocked.  All streets were blocked, all business parking lots were blocked… so at 8:45 after driving around for 30 min I start crying because this is all his fault! lol. I tell him forget it, we are driving back home I’m not dealing with this… he tells me no, park right there! So we find parking in this shady area but its right by the enterance to the State Fair.  the concert hall is on the opposite side of where we are… i ask if we can walk through the state fair to get over there… im told no, you have to walk around.  So, we start walking through the ghetto to get to the other side… about 30 min later we finally get to the concert hall. JUST in time for Sugarlands 1st song.  M turns to me and says “See… its about the destination, not the journey” and he’s laughing… my response… i hope that mustang was worth it, lets just find Jenny! lol.

alright well i feel like i’ve rambled on about something you dont care about. but the concert was worth it once we got there.  Jennifer Nettles is the most energetic person i’ve ever seen before.  She is constantly dancing and running around that stage… awesome show.


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