I got home and Doug was still in a very unusual mood- he was a bit glum from the not-so-typical-Monday. This is what occurred when I walked in the door.
I set down my things, gave him a long hug, got slippers on, put my hair in a pony tail, and thought to myself, â€œa margarita sounds good. I bet Doug would like a Margarita.â€ The line from the song popped in my head â€œin margaritavilleâ€¦â€ I thought to myself, â€œJimmy Buffet likes margaritas. I wonder when he will be in town next. Doug says he doesnâ€™t come very often, if ever. I wonder if he will be anywhere close anytime soon. I should take Doug.â€ So, I sat down, Googled Jimmy Buffet, went to his Margaritaville website, and clicked on the tour. There was several listed, and Illinois in July didnâ€™t sound good. There was a show in Frisco Texas in April that just started selling tickets today. â€œI wonder how much tickets would cost.â€ By the time Doug came back in from barbequing some steak, I had found two tickets.
â€œWanna go? Iâ€™m seriousâ€¦ wanna go?â€ I asked him. I was only partly serious, but it did sound fun. Besides, the idea was forming in my head as I spoke- I have no idea what to get him for his birthday. This would do nicely. I pulled up a map to find out where Frisco is- north of Dallas. â€œWanna go?â€ I turned to see two tears just starting their streaks down his cheeks. He was smiling, and gushy, because no one had ever done that for him before. â€œWanna go?â€ The smile said it all, so I paid for the tickets right then and there. The whole thing took less than ten minutes. The entire thing is now only an hour or less old. Spontaneous. That is something that we both love in the other person.
He has been to two Buffet concerts, I have never been. So, now I have a month and a half to learn more about the side of my husband who is the Parrot Head, and we are both looking forward to it. At this point, we have this planned out for this event better than our honeymoon. We know a full month and a half ahead of time what we want to do. On our previous trip, we had plane tickets that nailed a few things down, but only a week ahead of time, but that was far more open ended. And ironically, we will be sitting for about the same amount of time to travel to the destination that we sat for Australia. One is 70 mph, the other is 570 mph.
Did I mention spontaneous? Margarita anyone?