Friday, April 9, 2010

Java With Jo

Well it looks like I am about ready to get things back to normal around here!  We arrived back home Monday evening--Just in time to see the Duke Blue Devils win the NCAA tournament.  We only seen the last ten minutes of the game but that was quite intense, and considering they are my all-time favorite team I was bouncing off the walls! 

Our vacation in Mexico was very fun and relaxing.  We didn't really plan on doing a lot of activities while we were there so we kind of stayed around the resort most of the time, except for when we did a little shopping downtown or planned a nice dinner out.  We were in Cancun, which I'm sure you have heard can be quite crazy during Spring Break.  We were pretty lucky as the resort we were staying at was pretty much out of the way of the party crowd.  We are not the type of people to go "clubbing" all night long either so Spring Breakers were not a hindrance for me in any way.  Sunday we spent the day taking a big sailboat over to Isla Mujeres, which is a little island not too far from Cancun.  That worked well also, considering that my whole family was quite concerned with becoming seasick.  We stayed healthy and enjoyed the entire boat ride and found Isla Mujeres to be just a little gem of an island.  I told my husband that we should plan our next vacation to be there!

After returning from vacation I did work for about a day and a half, but then left work early on Wednesday to head to the Bon Jovi concert in St. Paul!  This band never ceases to amaze was a fabulous evening!  Up until the concert date I really had no idea who was opening for Bon Jovi, but then I found out that there was a contest held for local bands to win the chance to play the opening act.  This was a great opportunity for these bands but we ended up getting at the arena just as they were finishing.  It was a four hour drive for us to get to the concert and since we left a little later than anticipated it took us awhile to find somewhere to eat dinner.  I can only say that if you are a Bon Jovi fan you need to see this concert!  I know it's a lot of money for one ticket but Jon will make it worthwhile it for you! 

If you missed my review of the Bon Jovi: When We Were Beautiful book, you can view it here.  I feel that I should mention after reading a couple of comments that I don't think this book would be considered a memoir, but more of a coffee table book.  It does have bits and pieces of an interview that was done for the Showtime documentary though.

So after attending a wine-tasting this evening, life should be pretty much back to normal for me.  I am going to have a couple of great contests coming up so stay tuned. But I want to leave you with this picture of Jon Bon Jovi from the concert that I was at Wednesday evening from the Excel Energy website:


bermudaonion said...

It sounds like you've been busy, but in a great way! Glad you're back.

Serena said...

wow, you have been busy...and the read-a-thon is this weekend! Will you be participating? If not, that's Ok because it sounds like you need a nap!

Sounds like you had a great time.

Anne Pages said...

Hope you enjoyed every moment of it. Like your blog.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Glad you had a great time!
And cool you went to see BonJovi. I've seen them twice - once opening for Ratt and then on a headline tour. (Both in the 80's - it's been a while!)

Anna said...

Sounds like you've been having a lot of fun! Glad to have you back, though. :)

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The Bumbles said...

My sister-in-law will be very thrilled to hear your thumbs up on the concert as she is going to see them when they visit Boston later this year. Glad your vacation was amazing. I get seasick myself yet everywhere we go Andy always ends up booking some all day sailing tour. I fight through it because the results are always so unique and beautiful.