I just can't seem to keep up with this blog, darnit! LOL
Anyway, AL is still in pieces in the back of my car. He's going back to his room this Friday if it doesn't snow again. I did get his room and most of the garage cleaned out. Still can't park my car in the garage, too much stuff!
With my very busy schedule in October, I managed to find the time and money to go to the SW in Concert. My friend Drew scored big with a private box seat that held 20 enthusiastic fans. The only problem was a very large speaker hanging from the rafters blocking the upper right corner of the screen, not bad but annoying. The laser light show, displays, Anthony Daniels' great since of humor as the narrator, and the themes surrounding each played piece made up for that one little problem. I would definitely see it again. I now have to search ebay for that awesome R2-D2 bag, a very accurate image of him made completely out of instruments. My friend Kathy bought a very cute t-shirt of Leia holding a flute like her pistol. The program guide was awesome with full color page layouts with a great centerfold. I just wasn't going to pay the horrendous price for them, but ebay might have something (at least the tote bag).
What made the concert so much fun was the R2 Central group joining us. Brad, Syrena, Moose, and Jen made the long drive out west to see it with us. After the concert the five of us went to Casa Bonita, a mexican restaurant with cliff divers, caves, waterfalls, and a really cool haunted house. Jen couldn't believe her eyes! The Mariachi band played a cool happy birthday song for Brad, Syrena and I got stuffed on sopapillas, and Moose, well, he just was in awe of the whole experience, like a little kid in a candy store. Afterwards they took me home and I got to show them the house, the overcrowded garage, and AL's room. I think that was Jen's favorite room ("wow, ooooh, aahh, cool, etc...").
The whole experience was just lovely. I wish I can go back to Omaha next week for Nebraskon, but gotta save money for CV! And if they plan CV right, we'll be hitting DragonCon either the weekend before or after CV. Two major cons on the same trip!! Can AL handle it?
Until next time,
This is an awesome picture of the light show, originally posted on the Mountain Garrison galleries. I'm sorry to say, I don't know who took it...
Go to www.mg501.com to see more great pictures.