Friday, June 8, 2012

Road Trip for Radiohead

Mike and I returned home yesterday from an overnight stay in Ohio, where we saw Mike's favorite band, Radiohead, outdoors at the gorgeous Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Falls. They unexpectedly played one of our songs from 2007, the hauntingly pretty "House of Cards," and unlike on the lawn at the Tom Petty concert a couple years ago, none of the drunken kids around us stumbled all over our blanket sloshing beer all over me. Another plus. :) The usual motion sickness got me down on the way out there, but after an emergency Dramamine-stop and some lunch, I could listen to Mike without feeling annoyed and could look out our rental car's window without getting dizzy. :) Our motel room Wednesday was clean and comfortable, and I slept the best I had in ages that night, although when we first walked in, Mike and I just looked at it and then at each other and said, "Isn't this the motel room people always get in the movies when they meet up for an illicit affair?" It was that room. "Where did you tell your husband you'd be tonight?" Mike asked me with a "heh-heh" and a wink as I unpacked.  A short-but-sweet getaway to kick off summer 2012.


Lisa said...

Glad you had some fun time, Val. A bit of relaxation, in "that room" or any other! ;)

Val said...

Yes. :) And did you see the moon Wednesday night? It was full or almost-full and was just glowing orange--just beautiful. Everyone was talking about it and taking pictures of it as they made their way back to the parking lots after the concert. Magical.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Val, do you ever eat ginger when you have motion sickness? That truly seems to help.
So glad y'all had a great weekend although I've never heard of the band...can I hear you chuckling? I've seen my fair share of concerts but now they are vintage -hahaha-.

Val said...

Hi, Sandra. :) 'Not chuckling at all. I think the band's only well-known in certain circles, if that makes sense. :)

And yes, I have heard that about ginger, I've just never bought any. I almost always remember ginger ale and Dramamine for car trips, since I get motion sickness even on 20-minute rides sometimes, and this trip, I just hadn't bought any. If ginger lasts awhile (and I wouldn't have to buy a big hunk of it that would go to waste), I'll have to try it. Thank you for the tip. :)