I bought us a set of tickets to the Tim McGraw concert in VA Beach, arranged a hotel room for the night, and then we were off Saturday morning. The 4-hour drive was a long one, but it actually went by a lot quicker than I think we both expected.
After dinner, we headed over to the amphitheater for the concert. The tickets said 7:30, and we arrived at around 7:15, but it was a big bummer to find out we had already missed the first opening act, The Band Perry! We bought some outrageously priced drinks, found our seats, and had a great time singing along to some good ole country music. I didn't realize how many Luke Bryan songs I recognized, and Tim McGraw was just awesome, broken foot and all :)
We ended up heading back to our hotel, in Portsmouth, VA and found some pretty hopping bars on the corners opposite to our hotel. We listened to some good live music, ate some tasty bar food, and sipped on mixed drinks. The best part was, we simply had to walk about 25 feet to get back to our hotel lobby. It sure made me reminisce on the convenience of going out on the town back in college, and being able to walk back to my apartment and even be able to pick up a Papa John's pizza on the way back. Aah, those were the good old days!
On Sunday morning we had a fantastic brunch, complete with mimosas, in downtown Norfolk. We left our mini-vacation saying that we definitely want to head back here one more weekend before Dustin is deployed. Maybe for a cool fall visit to Busch Gardens Williamsburg!
On the actual day of my birthday Dustin surprised me by hiding some gifts "from the kitties" around the house for me to find while he was at work. I can't believe he was able to find cards with cats that look JUST like our cats!
All-in-all, turning 25 has been pretty great! Now I just have to try and plan some fun things to do with Dustin for HIS birthday next week, in between my pathetic attempts to "spring clean" our apartment, make Target runs for school stuff, and keep working on some projects for my classroom this year. School will be here before I know it!