Tuesday, August 18, 2009

The State Fair

I am so tired. I didn't get back last night till around 3am. I. am. exhausted. But that isn't the start of the story sooo let me begin. 
I have a friend named Clint. We met in April through work training (he works for the same gov. agency but just in a different part of the state). Well we've always remained in contact. Last Friday, I received a message from him saying that he had extra tickets to the Gary Allen concert. I'm not a big country music fan so I have no idea who this guy was but I thought it would be fun to go to the state fair and see him. I told him that I would take one of the tickets. 

Well come Saturday I found out that I wasn't going to be getting off work until 6:30pm when usually I get done at 2pm. I called him and said that I wouldn't be able to make it there on time because of the 3 hour drive (the concert started at 8pm). He was like, "Oh don't worry, I'll just come get you." Um....Clint..we still can't make it. It's a 3 hour drive. This is where it gets interesting. He goes, "No, I'll just come pick you up in my plane and it'll only take an hour to get there." WOW! Alright. 
So last night at 6:30pm I was whisked away in a private plane to the state fair. The flight wasn't bad at all going to the fair. Now coming back was a different story. But we'll get into that in another second. 
(The inside of the cockpit)
(A view from the plane)
Gary Allen Concert. We had floor seats!
More Gary Allen

Notice the awkwardness...that's because he's 7 feet tall

Now for the trip home. We were able to fly to a nearby town and land. There was fog so we had to drive the last 2 hours home. I got home a little after 2am and Clint didn't get home until 4am. All in all it was a good time! And now I'm a huge fan of Gary Allen. 

29 comments:

Abbie said...

Oh wow! Where can I sign up for a friend with their own plane?! Haha! Glad you had a good time...now catch up on your sleep!

Cookie Crums said...

Fun stuff! Couldn't have come at a better time right? You were in some need of some fun!!!

bss said...

I hope you had tons of fun! I'm not a fan of country music at all, but I do like Gary Allen :o)

tootie said...

A private plane?? I'm impressed! Glad you had a fun time!

Katie said...

That's so cool!!! I want to go in a private plane and see Gary Allen! I'm glad you had fun and got home safe :)

JG said...

Wow, that's quite a story! Sounds like you had a superfun weekend, which is good - you needed it!

Annie said...

wow, what a crazy night! that doesn't happen every day....a flight in a private plane to go to a concert for free!! you lucky duck! i hope you had a wonderful night dispite lack of sleep.
i love gary allen!

LawGirl said...

Wow, I wasn't expecting that. That's so fun! Glad you had a good time!

a.l.b. said...

where can i meet a friend that has his own plane that can fly me to a Gary Allen concert?????

I'm glad you had a good time!!! And I am glad to know you have come over to the Gary Allen side! Not all country music is bad!

Mrs. Gray in WV said...

Isn't the fair great? I just love it. What was the name of the person that knows me?

The Adventures of Maverick & the Mrs. said...

So glad to see you had a great time!

Sarah said...

I saw Gary Allan at West Point one year and it was one of my FAV concerts!

Carrie said...

Wow! That sounds like an amazing trip! :)

Kelsey Smith said...

That is such a fun adventure! My college roomate had her pilots license and we would do the same thing, which was so fun! Get some rest and come back to reality :)

Ashley Pizarro said...

Omg! Your own plane? What a friend he is!! That is awesome and I know you had a blast!! :) I love going to the State Fair...if only I go in a private plane. I am jealous!

Shoshanah said...

That is such a cool story! I'm glad you had a great time

Jessica said...

plane ride to go see Gary Allen?? That qualifies as a fairy tale in my book!! I really thought you were joking when you said you weren't really sure who Mr. Allen was yesterday.. I LOVE him.

The Queen of Clearance said...

he picked you up in a plane???? Whatttt??? Thats like a movie! glad you had fun

Marsie said...

How fun, you lucky duck!! I kind of feel like you're a celebrity!

Are you really coming to Killeen? Thats so exciting!

Samantha the ArmyWife said...

happy you had a good time!! :)

Ashley said...

Girlfriend, you didn't tell me that you were at the Missouri State Fair. I wanted to go to the Gary Allen concert so bad. I even had babysitters but not hubby!! SIGH!! The fair is 25 minutes from me!!

GUAMtastic said...

That is AWESOME!

J.J. said...

Wow...you have yourself some snazzy friends!!!!!! GReat photo from the plane!!!! Glad you have a great time! You deserve it!!!!

Brittany said...

Totally nuts!! And I am so jealous of the fact you have friends with PLANES!!

silver star said...

Sounds like an awesome night!

Army Duck said...

WOW! Lucky you :D

Jon and Steph said...

Wow, that's incredible! I can't believe he picked you up in his plane. What a cool guy ;)

mrsbenedict said...

so fun! i saw that you didnt know who gary was - isnt he incredible? ive seen him a few times. his songs have gotten a bit deeper since his wife committed suicide - which is sad. but he still ROCKS.

glad you had a great time! (minus the flight home!)

SS said...

Well look at you flying away in private planes to catch a concerts...fancy! Sounds like a great time.