Sunday August 02nd 2009, 5:02 PM
Filed under: concerts,Friends,happy,laughs,love,travel

Rainbow, Pony, and Tommy the Bus Driver


This weekend I spent an overnight with my friends Rainbow Bright and My Little Pony. If you look closely, you can see the package of Depends that was needed due to the “over flowing” laughter and the Kleenex that was needed for the tears of sadness for the friends who weren’t there with us. We had a blast.

After an hours drive, we got to Rainbow’s place and brought the rain with us. But that was okay. We spent the afternoon drinking (but not Rainbow), laughing, chatting and did I mention laughing? The rain finally stopped and the sun came out for a gorgeous evening and we had a bite to eat. Afterwards, we headed out to the Musicfest which in a neighboring town. We hopped aboard a shuttle bus which took us from the parking lot to the venue. We met Tommy the bus driver who, as it turned out had known Rainbow from her days as a bartender! Small world!


There were many types of food that ranged from gyros and hotdogs to deep-fried scrapple to roasted seasoned corn on the cob. Alcoholic beverages were also there and I managed a Southern Comfort Hurricane. YUMMY!  We saw the craft tents, managed a port-a-potty in the dark (what an adventure that was!) and the music! I heard a group called “Brother” from Australia who played tunes with a bagpipe and a diggerydoo!!  We also heard a Latin band and Rainbow did the ‘coolie’ dance. And then, the bus ride home…….

In the fully loaded bus, Rainbow introduced Tommy the bus driver to all of the passengers and began to lead the entire bus in sing-a-longs! And I really must tell you all, that she did not have a drop to drink…really! At first the other riders, thought she had just been over indulging but they finally relaxed and joined in with the hijinks. We sang  “Double Dutch Bus”,  “Darling Nikki”  and “Rapper’s Delight”  before we reached the parking lot. As everyone piled into their own cars,  they all honked their horns and we waved goodbye to our ‘stranger’ friends.


We got back late-ish, did some jello shots and hopped into the pool for a midnight swim and then stayed up talking and laughing even more. Finally, around 4 am, I slept……Only to be awakened by the telephone at 7:30! I got up, made coffee and sat in the back room watching the sun burn the morning mist off the mountain. It was glorious.


By 10am, I was famished and I needed some food. So we went out to John’s Plain and Fancy Diner for some nourishment. It was so fancy it had chandeliers….seriously!


We went home with our breakfast babies, stuffed like ticks, so we decided to just be lazy, floating in the pool. This is the view from the raft:


But this day in Shangri-la, like all good things, had to come to an end. Eventually, My Little Pony and I had to go back to our own lives as wives and mothers. We were done being carefree girls at least for this visit. Upon getting home, I couldn’t wait to sleep because, though I may have acted like it, I am not a young girl any more. I was a tired and achy woman who felt every one of her forty-seven years!!

I can’t wait to have another sleep-over!!!


  1. Grant said:

    on August 2, 2009 at 7:39 PM

    You can sleep over here anytime as long as you bring your daughter or a hot Asian woman and then clear out until morning.

  2. Metalmom said:

    on August 2, 2009 at 8:06 PM

    Grant-Babygirl isn’t legal yet and I’ll have to work on the Asian chick….but you’d better open the damn door when I show up!! :d

  3. bubblewench said:

    on August 3, 2009 at 9:02 AM

    What a wonderful weekend! Glad you had such a good time.

  4. Finn said:

    on August 3, 2009 at 9:08 AM

    Sounds like fun!

  5. Metalmom said:

    on August 3, 2009 at 10:39 AM

    bubblewench-There were a few times that I was remembering our road trip. It was a great time. :d

  6. Metalmom said:

    on August 3, 2009 at 10:40 AM

    Finn-This was only HALF of the story! :o

  7. HoosierGirl said:

    on August 3, 2009 at 11:09 AM

    You have MORE fun! I wish I could do all the fun stuff you do. You have great friends.

    When will you come visit me?


  8. Metalmom said:

    on August 3, 2009 at 11:57 AM

    HoosierGirl-I have the BEST friends! Hmm…maybe another raod trip is in the horizon! :d

  9. Lilttle Pony said:

    on August 3, 2009 at 4:56 PM

    Damn woman! You should be a writer! You have a way with words and descriptions ….it’s a gift!
    Love ya…keep on writing!

  10. Metalmom said:

    on August 3, 2009 at 5:55 PM

    Little Pony- I can’t be a writer…..I’M RAINBOW FUCKIN’ RANDALL!!! =)) I love you right back!

  11. Sybil Law said:

    on August 3, 2009 at 7:13 PM

    Now that sounds like my kinda sleepover!

  12. Rainbow "Bright" said:

    on August 6, 2009 at 11:17 PM

    RFR – Baby did we do it right!!! What a hoot, I’m still using the depends when I reflect back!! Thank You and Pony for rockin my world with me!!!

  13. Metalmom said:

    on August 7, 2009 at 7:54 AM

    Rainbow-I had a blast and you sure know how to show your friends a great time. :*

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