There wasn’t enough time to go to Disneyland, and make buying tickets worth our while, with just a few hours to closing time. You have to get your money’s worth, right?
So we decided to head to the next best thing – Downtown Disney.
The car clock showed 6:32 pm when we arrived at the chock-full parking area. It was a Friday night and the sun was setting on beautiful Anaheim, California.
We grabbed a slice of pizza and soda, and sauntered in and out of various shops. We weren’t there to buy; this was time-killing, in a fun and non-budget-threatening way.
Prior to leaving, we decided to stop in the Roxy clothing store so GD could check out the latest So Cal surf stylings.
While MLB and GD were strolling through the store, a young clerk came up to me and asked the proverbial, “Is there anything I can help you with?”
I gave the cliche, “I’m just looking,” answer, but she was an energetic, chatty type.
[Hmm, sounds familiar, you say??]
Somehow we got on the topic of different areas of the United States and “Roxy Girl” (as I now call her) got to talking about country music, Nashville, the state of Tennessee, and the southeast US.
As I was learning more about her life story – she was in junior college, wanting to do something in country music for a living, etc. – MLB and GD popped up – I believe with the idea of saving me from Roxy Girl.
Well … I have to say, Roxy Girl was interesting! And MLB and GD also found her amusing and curious.
A couple of great exchanges from this conversation:
Roxy Girl: Have you ever been to a Cracker Barrel restaurant? [Southern-themed restaurant/store chain]
Roxy Customers (MLB and me): Yes, but it’s been quite a while since we’ve been there.
Roxy Girl: Cracker Barrel saved my life!!! *said as emphatically as someone who just came to after CPR*
We never got an explanation as to how Cracker Barrel saved her life as Roxy Girl quickly moved to the next topic:
Roxy Girl: Do you like country music?
MLB: Oh yeah!
Roxy Girl: I went to a Kenny Chesney concert and I got picked to come up on stage and give him a kiss!!
MLB and Me: Wow, that’s cool.
Roxy Girl: My friends are like … are you going up there??? Really??? And I’m like … God gave me a life to live it, right???
I don’t normally end a post abruptly like this, but I’m going to on this one.
I have two questions for you all:
1) Has Cracker Barrel ever “saved your life?”
2) Would you go up on stage and kiss Kenny Chesney? [Roxy Girl, we learned, only kissed him on the cheek!]