The plans all started on New Year’s Eve. We stayed home and we were watching the usual NYE celebrations on TV. Jimmy Buffett came on and put on a good show and I casually mentioned to Keith we should really see him before he stops performing. Keith was game so when his summer lineup was announced, I decided on Houston to drive to & finally take in the Jimmy Buffett experience.
Since Houston is a long enough haul from Denton, we decided on going down a night early. We’ve made the drive from Houston a few times now, and have continuously seen billboards advertising Collin Street Bakery in Corsicana, Texas. This time, we decided to stop and fill up on sugar. The cookies were quite good and kept me awake while I finished the trek south.
Since we had the entire day before the concert at night, we decided to visit a museum. Keith found the Art Car Museum and what a treat it was. It’s technically free (although we gave a donation) and they have a rotating display of art cars that have been in past parades.
After wandering for a bit, it was time for lunch and we decided to take advantage of being in a multicultural city by seeking out a Vietnamese restaurant. We visit Huynh and it was beyond delicious. It also pointed up the need for me to be much better with chopsticks for our future travels. I am a bit clumsy with them. While we were walking to the restaurant, I noticed several groups with baseball jerseys on.
Wouldn’t you know, the Astros were in town and the stadium only a few blocks away! We snagged some nosebleed seats and watch the game until the seventh inning stretch. It is a covered stadium and while I appreciate the why of a covered stadium, it just didn’t feel the same. My favorite stadium remains Camden Yards and it’s not baseball if you don’t have to worry about the sun or wind or rain right?
We left in enough time to head back up to The Woodlands, grab a bite to eat and head to Jimmy. I bought lawn tickets so I was less than happy when it decided to POUR. Luckily, the weather gods weren’t entirely crappy, as the rain stopped a few songs in and the lawn ended up being only a partial mud pit. Jimmy was just as great live and has an insane amount of energy. Maybe I will never be a Parrothead (people watching was almost as entertaining as Jimmy!), but I really did enjoy the concert.
We then hauled back on Sunday to Denton and finished our move into the RV – just a few short days later, we need to head to North Dakota!