Thursday, July 10, 2008

So Much To Say

I have a ton to say here, and I haven't had a chance to check in, so prepare yourself for a long entry filled with all sorts of goodies!!

First, we returned on Monday from a 4 day music festival in Rothbury, Michigan. It was only about an hour drive from our house. We had planned on this before finding out we were going to be parents, so we adjusted our plans a bit to accommodate the pregnant woman in the house (ME!). We had looked forward to camping for 4 days with all of the crazies, but decided to sell those tickets to my brothers and instead we got a Ranch bunkhouse, right near all of the venues. It was perfect. We had a shower, a brunch buffet in the morning, access to a pool, and shuttles to take us to and from the different stages. It was perfect for me, and I am sure that Curtis enjoyed having a bed and a shower too. We golfed, swam, listened to some awesome music, and just enjoyed the beautiful Michigan weather that was had. It was a great experience, even though we have seen most of the lineup previously. We were not going to miss out on so many of our favorite bands all in one place!! Here is just a brief recap of who we got to see:

After checking in on Thursday, we headed out to see Mickey Hart and his band. We have seen Mickey Hart with the Other Ones and Ratdog before, but it was an experience in and of itself to see Mickey alone. He is the former drummer for the Grateful Dead and his band was awesome. We had a blast getting the weekend started with a little "Fire on the Mountain" and it didn't stop there.

Friday morning, I tagged along while Curtis played 9 holes of golf at the Double JJ golf course. It was so fun riding along with him in the cart! He even let me drive :) Later, we headed over to the Odeum to catch some of The Wailers, and Snoop Dogg. Wow. The Wailers were so good, and Snoop was even better. It was pretty hilarious to watch all the crazy hippies rocking it out to Snoop and his entourage. We headed over to the Ranch stage, right by our cabin, to watch Yonder Mountain String Band. I had never seen Yonder before and this was an opportunity to see what all the hype was about. They were great!! I have a new found love for this band after seeing them live. They also had Jon Fishman on stage with them from Phish, and he played behind the set so well with Yonder. What a great combo!! After that, we headed back to the cabin for a bit to get ready for Widespread Panic. I have seen WSP many times, mostly with my friends at Red Rocks in Colorado. I didn't want to miss a chance to see WSP again so close to home. They were awesome. They blew it out of the water once again, and the set list was amazing.

Saturday was a relaxing day. I was exhausted from so much walking on Friday, so Curtis hung out with my brothers while I took a nap and listened to the Black Keys and Slightly Stoopid from the comfort of my bed. They seemed like they were good, and Curtis really enjoyed both bands. Later on that night, we headed over to the Odeum again to catch the Dave Matthews set. Little did we know that Dave would be playing with Tim Reynolds. What a treat!! I felt like out of all the headliners, this was the best set of the entire week. He never seems to disappoint and this was no exception. It was awesome!!

Sunday was filled with more swimming, and more music. We saw Trey Anastasio who performed with Mike Gordon. We also had a chance to see John Mayer (again) and was a little bummed out when he closed his set 30 minutes before it was supposed to end. We ended up skipping Phil Lesh, because we had both seen him multiple times, and well, honestly, we were tuckered out! It was a long weekend, but well worth the money, and the trip. It was a blast!! I am going to post two videos that I took. One is of John Mayer rocking out to "Vultures" and the other one is Dave and Tim doing "#41". Two of my all time favorites!! Stay tuned!

In other news, I had a doctor's appointment on Monday and was told that Peanut is measuring 3 weeks ahead. Whoa. The doctor is going to see me again in 3 weeks and we will go from there. She mentioned the "I" word and had me a little freaked out (I=Induction). I am likely going to refuse the growth ultrasound that she suggested and just go with it. We are prepared to have a large baby, but my mom did it, and my sister has done it, so I know I can do it too!!

I will put another entry up soon with some pictures and those videos I was mentioning. I just needed to get my thoughts down before I forgot them all!! It was a whirlwind weekend, but one that I wouldn't trade for anything. It was a total blast, and something that we hope to continue in the years to come. Maybe even with our new little one!! :o)

Hope you all enjoyed your 4th of July weekend!!



Keri said...

I've been waiting for your review of Rothbury! Glad to hear that you had a wonderful weekend.

Amanda said...

Glad you had a good time! And glad the doc went well! Watch, you will have a 6 lb baby after all this worry!

The Loucks Family said...

Rothbury sounds like a blast! Glad to had fun and that you didn’t camp with the crazies, that would have been INSANE for a preggo! Whoa! Baby is measuring 3 weeks ahead? Wow girlfriend! :-) I would be scared about an induction too, well, I was scared when I was induced. I had wondered if Dr. K is was just quick to induce, but she just wants what is best for you and baby. I was sick to my stomach when she wanted me induced because she wanted me induced the NEXT DAY - oy vey, doesn’t give you a lot of time to mentally prepare. If you don’t want to be induced, then I pray it goes the way you planned, but not all things go as planned, my labor and delivery didn’t and yet it was the most amazing experience and I wouldn’t trade it for anything. Sometimes life throws surprises at you and you just have to go with the flow. :-) I can’t believe Peanut K will be here as soon as you know it! :-)

Steph said...

Ugh, now I'm really sad that I decided not to go! It sounds like it really was a good time. And I'm waiting on that DMB TR video :)

Kerri said...

Great review.