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!!!