This weekend Karla came to visit. We had an absolute blast! The weekend started out with a bang on Friday night when we traveled to Atlantic City to Harrah’s Resort. We started the night out at Dos Caminos. I had wanted to try this restaurant ever since I saw the Kardashians eating there on their show. I know that those ladies know good food when they see it. You can tell by the junk in their trunk. I had the pescado tacos which were unbelievably delicious. We also ordered guacamole for the table which is an absolute must-have with your complimentary tortilla chips and trio of salsas. I had a blood orange mojito which was a delightful treat for the tastebuds and of course for getting your buzz-on.
We continued the night by going to a Little Big Town concert. This group is phenomenal and their harmonies are out of this world. They sound almost exactly as they do on their record. They are simply amazing and I would definitely be happy to go see them on their next tour. One of my favorite parts of the night was when they did the Scattered, Smothered, and Covered section where they covered the following songs: Grenade, Moves Like Jagger, Born This Way and Some Nights. It really showed their true talent and artistry. Check out this video clip from You Tube (I can’t figure out how to upload my own). Kasey Musgraves opened for Little Big Town and she was fantastic as well. She is a talented singer/songwriter and she write some songs for the new show Nashville, an example being Undermine. My favorite song of the night from Kasey was It Is What It Is, but her most well known single is Merry Go Round.
On Saturday, Karla and I went to see Safe Haven. I read the book so I knew what was going to happen. Josh Duhamel is always nice to look at. THen we went to a local watering hole for some libations.
On Sunday, we rounded out the weekend by planning our trip to San Francisco. We have scheduled a trip to the wine country, Muir Woods, Alcatraz, a walking tour of Chinatown, and we purchased our CitiPass. Any suggestions for our trip are welcome. We were quite hungry after all this planning. Luckily, Karla brought me some Indian food to try. It was my first tasting of Indian food and I’d say it was a success. We had chicken tikka masala. I had so much fun this weekend and I have next weekend to look forward to as well 😉
Friday night, I went to a stop on the Blown Away Tour in Atlantic City at Boardwalk Hall. The concert was worth every single penny. Not to mention the fact that Carrie Underwood told us that night that all the proceeds from the concert that night were going “back into the community.” As a selfless woman, she recognizes the need to “restore the shore.”
Hunter Hayes opened the show. He is the Justin Bieber of the country world and deservedly so. He is an incredibly adorable young man who is aged beyond his years. His performance of “Wanted” and “Storm Warning” highlighted his show.
When Carrie came out, everyone stood and made some noise to let her know how much they valued her talent. I had goosebumps when she came on stage. I couldn’t believe I was finally able to see this amazing young woman I have followed since she appeared on American Idol.
The best part of the show is when she performed a set on a platform that too her out over the audience. The performance of “One Way Ticket” off her new album was a feature performance for her. She threw down lei and her crew brought out huge beach balls for us to pass around the crowd. Toward the end of the song, confetti rained down on us for one final effect.
Carrie did a fantastic job putting together the set list for the show. She opened her show with “Good Girl,” the first track off The Blown Away album. She also featured many older songs off of her old albums. Fan favorites were “Wasted”, “Temporary Home”, “Remind Me”, “Before He Cheats.” Of course, she closed the show with a stunning performance of “Blown Away.” If you can catch one of her stops on the tour, don’t hesitate to get those tickets! She even donates $! of every ticket to the American Red Cross.
This past weekend I went to the Revel in Atlantic City while some college friends were visiting. We had the most delicious delicious dinner at the Mussel Bar and I also came away with $75 more dollars to my name thanks to the slot machines. It was another fabulous night had by mostly everyone involved. I believe my friend Karla might have discovered that AC is just not her thing.
Here’s a recipe for a Moscow mule which I had at dinner. It’s a great refreshing drink and is a good way to kick off the month of August!
1 ounce vodka
1 tsp. sugar syrup
Fresh lime juice
1/2 cup ginger beer
1 sprig fresh mint
1 slice of lime