A little late on the weekend recapping, but I gave up soda this week (woohoo) so the delay seems to be right up there with the slow mo my brain is feeling... I've given it up before and it's not like I drink that much anyway, but still. It's just bad for you. Bad, I say.
Okay, moving on... Saturday morning, Eric rode in the Tour de Cure, benefiting the American Diabetes Assn. Last year, the temp climbed to around 100 degrees. On a 75 mile bike ride, that is not exactly ideal. This year, the temp was a fabulous 80-something. :)
Sunday morning, we got up and left for Dallas! One of Eric's childhood friends he grew up learning to play guitar with was getting the opportunity to play at the House of Blues! He was one of 20 acts featured for the night. A winner was chosen by the event sponsor, Warner Bros, and will be flown out to LA to record some songs. Very cool, right? Did he win, you ask? Well... keep reading, my friends.
Okay, so we were kinda busy last week and forgot about that whole booking a hotel thing. Oops. But, have no fear, Hotel Tonight to the rescue! It's not a site, just an app, and they release awesome deals for that night at around noon. We ended up landing a fantastic deal to the Magnolia Hotel in downtown Dallas. We'd stayed at a Magnolia in Denver and loved it-great rooms, boutique feel, free cocktail hour (wine/beer), breakfast, and free milk and cookie bar at night. Um.. they had me at the cookies. ;) Anyway, the Magnolia hotels are really great and I highly recommend.
We hit up the cocktail hour before leaving for the show.
|Sometimes the self timer goes off before I can sit down.. Just saying..|
|I was very proud of my bracelet arrangement.|
Eric with the star of the evening and his friend, Davis Blake. :) He's got a really good bluegrass, rock-type vibe with his music. Check him out at the link!
|Love this photo! Thank you, random stranger in line to get in to the showcase. :)|
|Very cool venue at the House of Blues in their showcase room. This was before the show started (obviously)|
|Davis Blake and the Section 8s performing :)|
And the best news... Davis Blake and the Section 8s WON the showcase! They're headed to LA to meet with Warner Brothers soon! So cool!
Other than the showcase, we shopped a tiny bit on Monday, had a fabulous lunch with Eric's uncle that lives in Dallas, cheered on the OKC Thunder on our drive back, and basically just had a fun, brief road trip. :)
Hope y'all are having a good week!