In 2009, we took a true American vacation, one that really honors the traditions and values of our society. We went to the Mall of America in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It was actually a fun trip. Our kiddo took a friend (that’s them to the left, with our Mustang convertible. Dang, I miss that car.). We spent our days prowling the stores (and, to our surprise, finding several good buys) and our evenings in the pool at the hotel.
On our last day, Ashley Tisdale gave a free concert. While we were waiting in line – the first 300 people in line got wristbands to go see Ashley’s movie, Aliens in the Attic, and to get to meet her – Ashley showed up wearing sunglasses and a sweatshirt. She checked things out on stage and then, to the crowd’s surprise and delight, she played several songs from her new album.
We had a great view. I went up a level and took a couple of pics. See the column at the top right of the photo below? That’s my hubs leaning against it, and the girls are standing just below and to the left of him. Nothing between them and Ashley but a security barrier. I felt bad for the girls. They stood in line and, wouldn’t you know it, the group in front of us got the 300th ticket. They were so close! But, we still got to see a free mini-concert.
After that trip, I thought I’d check out future events at the Mall of America. The drive isn’t that bad, and it’s kind of a neat place. But I haven’t done it yet. Maybe one of these days . . . (I’d love to go up for their big scrapbook fest. Hmmmm . . . Maybe I should check their schedule out again.)
Anyway, thinking about that trip got me to thinking about our trips to Minneapolis to see Ashley Tisdale, and Chicago to see Jeffrey Combs and the other Star Trek celebs and Kansas City to see, well, more Star Trek celebrities. And that got me to wondering about you. What’s the farthest you’ve driven to see a celeb?