Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Rest and Relaxation....

.....does a guy and gal some good!

We arrived home last night just in time to swoop into the house, turn on the t.v. and watch Barack Obama become the 44th President of the United States! Whoop!!!! Just had to celebrate that!

Right, so back to being rested and relaxed! We are well rested and very relaxed. It is always good to get away from the everyday but even better is coming home!!!

Vancouver and Madonna Concert

The very first thing I should note is that Vancouver is awash in the color purple. I mean, every thing and everyone was in or wearing purple. I love purple - I bought a purple dress to wear to the Madonna concert. I thought I would be so original!!

Ya right! Yvan and I laughed because purple was everywhere. Even Madonna played a purple guitar at the concert. For once in my life I was right on time with the trend!!! Ha ha ha ha!

60,000 people attended the concert at B.C. Place. I believe all 60, 0000 people arrived at exactly the same time as we did, tried to get in the same stadium door as us, bought Madonnna paraphernalia at once (we passed on this) and then all 60, 000 people took to their seats right when we decided to go to our seats. Yikes!!! I have never been to a concert this big - it was little overwhelming to say the least.

*Edit - I forgot to mention that about 30,000 of the 60,000 people there were dressed as Madonna from one stage or other of her career. It was hilarious - why, oh why, didn't I take photos of that!!!

My momma also came to the concert with us. We had floor seats and since my mom and I are not tall it was hard to see the stage sometimes. Especially with the large noggins' sitting all around us. Good thing for the large screens on each side of the stage and binoculars. What we needed was Shannon and Dan and their fabulous photo taking expertise there with us!

Madonna did not disappoint - she is one high energy lady! I must also tell you that she is F.I.T. Fit! At 50 she is smokin' hot and still got it! She played a lot of tunes off her new album like "4 minutes" and "Beat Goes On". She also played some oldies. My favourite was a rockin' version of "Borderline" and an excellent version of "La Isla Bonita" as well as "Music", "Like A Prayer". Oh my, there were so many great songs!!! We danced the whole time :)

Here's a little montage for ya





We also spent 3 nights up in Whistler....it rained the whole time we were there so we pretty much just slept and ate. Thus, no photos - ha ha ha! It was perfect!

Glad to be home!

14 comments:

Kristen and Dave said...

Hey Rana - looks like you had a blast!! I Love Madonna too - I remember when she first came out and I dressed up like her for Halloween!! Oh the 80's.

RJ said...

Glad you had a good time...we'll have to get together soon...

Shauna said...

Hi Rana, happy to see that you had a fun and relaxing time!!

Ricki said...

Awesome! Looks like a great time was had by all! A little holiday is sometimes just what we need!
I'm still totally jealous about the whole Madonna thing!
Ricki

Julie said...

Wow- how fun! And what a cool mom! And you look pretty smokin' yourself!

Glad you had a fun break.

Tammy said...

Glad you had a good trip!

Watching the montage reminded me of seeing George Michael this summer at General Motors Place.

FUN!

Natalie and Chris said...

Looks like you had a blast. I love the purple dress it looked really good. So nice to see mom there as well.

The Warren Family said...

You look great in your purple dress!! Great colour on you!!

Sherri said...

Welcome Home - you looked wonderful!! I can't wait to go back to Vancouver and Whistler some day - ultimate place to relax and rest!!!

Rhonda and Kristin said...

Ok, some of Yvan's facial expressions in that montage are so funny!!!! Love the purple dress however I am so sad that there were no yellow tights!!!

I'm so happy you got to get away and take a holiday :)

Shannon and Dan said...

I'm so glad you had a fantastic holiday. I'm kind of jealous about the concert too, but I'll get over it, lol.

That is too bad about the rain in Whister, but any time spent in the mountains is a wonderful relaxing time.

I'm glad you are home. ;)

CinnamonOpus said...

Glad you had such a fun and relaxing time! Madonna's definitely not my speed, but I am so glad you guys had fun! I hope your big weekend out recharged your batteries and gave you a nice break from all this adoption-y stuff.

Ramona said...

Ok, as my Aunt would say" What a hoot" (I think that comes back from the 80s too so it kinda ties in with Madonna??). You look great- even if you didn't dress up like Madonna. And I'm glad there were no Whistler pictures, those Mountains are calling my name...and a few years back my skis would have been waxed today since it's the fist snow fall...
Ramona

haze said...

What a riot - you are soooo lucky!!
What's with the purple? Adoption Month? Which reminds me...