Thursday, May 09, 2013


I was listening to the radio on March 27,  Robert's birthday, and heard the cue to call for Stagecoach (a three day outdoor country music concert in Indio, CA) tickets. I don't usually call in for things but I thought "That would be a great birthday surprise for Robert if I won." So I called in and actually won! And when the DJ heard it was my husband's birthday they called Robert on his cell phone while he was on the train to wish him Happy Birthday and tell him about his birthday present.  Here's what they said on the radio about it.

One month later we headed out to Palm Springs/Indio for a weekend away with no kids! Robert's Dad came into town to take care of our kids for one night and he got backup the next day when Robert's Mom came into town.

It was my first time to Palm Springs. I've never seen so many windmills.

It was so nice to be able to go out to dinner and not have to gobble down our food before the kids start to get bored. After dinner we made it for the headline singer for Friday night, Toby Keith.

The next day was suppose to be 100 degrees so instead of going to the venue at noon when it opened and cook in the heat we opted to just show up for the big names in the evening and relax at the hotel pool and go out to eat again before heading out. I actually got to sit by the pool and read a book! It was awesome!

Rodney Atkins is up on that stage somewhere...

Robert and I are not much of party people so we did a lot people watching between acts. Very interesting  the California redneck crowd.  This was the view looking towards the back from our seats and the view from the very back of the main stage towards the front.

Everyone in the general admission area just brings camping chairs or blankets and sets up where ever you can find a spot. We were only in the sun for like an hour once we found a spot, but it was a pretty warm for that hour. We were glad we didn't come when the sun was really hot.

The actual view from our seats, but there was a giant TV screen just to the right of us where we could see. We could just see a teeny tiny performer when we stood up from our seats. We also saw Dierks Bentley, who totally rocked it. We liked him the best and I was surprised at how many of his songs have been really popular country songs. He could of been the headliner! After Dierks we saw Lady Antebellum, they have great songs but they weren't as engaging with the crowd as Dierks was.

Robert wasn't as into people watching as me. Here's his attempt to take a nap. By the end of the night we were both pretty tired since I usually go to bed by 9 or 10 o'clock and we didn't get back to our hotel until almost midnight. It was a party for us! The next morning we headed home to relieve the grandparents so they could take off to Hawaii. I think after spending two nights with Micah and Julia they deserved it!

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