Thursday, April 30, 2015

Stagecoach 2015

Oh my goodness I can't believe that Stagecoach is already over!! It went by so fast!! I mean we bought our tickets last August and I just can't believe that it's time to start thinking about 2016!! If you follow me on instagram then you may have already seen a couple of these pictures from this past weekend. 

We left on Thursday and headed to a Best Western in 29 Palms. We arrived at the hotel close to 10:30 that night and realized that we were so anxious to arrive at the hotel = that we forgot food. We headed back out to the nearest fast food place and it just happened to be Del Taco. Which wasn't the greatest decision of our lives.. but it was literally the only place around. So I spent my first night of our vacation with heartburn.

One of the perks of staying at this Best Western was that they fed us breakfast every morning - oh and the pool. While 8 am came super early it gave us enough time to eat breakfast and then head to the pool for a couple of hours. 

So for the next three days that became our routine. We'd eat breakfast and then go to the pool for two or three hours. The pool was semi heated and was just amazing. There is no feeling in the world like swimming while pregnant & this kiddo loves to be in the pool!!  My husband really enjoyed the hot tub along with the pool. I mean this was meant to be a vacation for the both of us so I was super happy to see that he was enjoying the relaxation of the venue. 

Around 12:30 we reluctantly left the pool area and headed to start getting ready for our day. After showering and packing our 'Stagecoach' bag we headed out. Friday's line up was pretty amazing and we were anxious for the day to begin.The line up for the main stage on Friday was: Cam, Logan Mize, Brothers Osborne, Parmalee, Kacey Musgraves, Kip Moore, Jake Owen and Tim McGraw. I knew that I wanted to be there and settled before 4:30 pm because Parmalee too the stage which meant that we had to leave the hotel no later then 2 pm. Before leaving we took couple photo's to personalize the event. 

Friday night was awesome. Tim McGraw was amazing. The whole event ended around midnight and we ended up back at the hotel around 3:30am. 

It was a lot harder getting up for the 9am breakfast Saturday morning because we had only slept apx 5 1/2 hours. I feel asleep at the pool and woke up around 12:30 - which was perfect!! I planned otu my outfit for Saturday months in advance and I even got a custom shirt made. Plus you can't attend a 'Dierks Bentley' concert and not wear a white tank top w blue jeans..
'because that look drives me wild'. "Sideways by Dierks Bentley".

The line up for Saturday was: David Fanning, Clare Dunn, John & Jacob, The Cadillac Three, Cassadee Pope, Eli Young band, Justin Moore, Dierks Bentley, and Miranda Lambert.  We had already agreed that we wouldn't be staying for Miranda Lambert just because of how late we were there Friday.  

The first thing I did upon arrival Saturday was buy some swag.. Dierks Bentley swag that is. The husband picked up a shot glass. The day was great! 

As planned we left right after Dierks Bentley finished his amazing hour concert. We headed back to the car which was an apx 2 mile walk each way.. yea.. 2 mile walk from the parking lot to the venue. 
More then 3/4 of the way to the car the baby moved and completely landed on my sciatic nerve. It took over an hour for us to walk 2 miles to the car. I was so embarrassed because we were getting passed by all these people and there was nothing I could do. The husband was amazingly sweet and tried to help my by rubbing my hips prior to getting in the car for our hour drive. Upon getting back to the hotel my sciatic was still bothering me and we ended up sneaking into the hot tub after hours to get some sweet relief. 
{Don't worry google said that pregnant women can sit in a hot tub that is 100* or less. The hot tub wasn't on and I set on the sets barely submerging my stomach.}

It took a really long time for me to fall asleep Saturday night and I woke up with a stomach ache that scared me to death. I woke up with pains and when I would touch my stomach - it felt like needles were inside of me. I decided to try to make it through breakfast and chalked it up to the amazing Carne Asada nacho's we had the night before. 
{pictured here}

Needless to say the pain didn't go away and we ended up calling our OB. Labor & Delivery said that it didn't sound like braxton hicks but if it didn't go away then I'd need to go in to a hospital to be seen. They suggested taking some Tylenol to see if the pain subsided.

At this point we had missed checkout so we went over by the pool to let the Tylenol do it's job. We passed a hospital on the way to the venue everyday so we figured we were closer to one we knew where it was then being on the road and having to find one. The pain subsided but I was really nervous about attending day 3 and having it come back in the middle of all those people.

Let me explain that this is a HUGE Venue and people didn't exactly move out of your way. Here is a pictures I found on to show you the venue. The red looking building was the main stage. I didn't want to push through a crowd and heaven forbid if the sciatic nerve thing happened again. Although we were upset for missing the third day line up it was easier to be safer then sorry.

The lineup for Sunday was: Maddie & Tae, Keith Anderson, The Swon Brothers, Frankie Ballard, Jerrod Neimann, Sara Evans, The Band Perry, and Black Shelton.

Our weekend was still great and we were semi relaxed by the time we got back home. Although we will have a 9 month old this time next year.. we are still thinking about purchasing tickets for 2016. They have an RV park that is attached to the venue so it's an option. Once August comes around we should know if we are going to be able to make it. 2016 will be our last year to attend before Ben goes back to sea.


  1. So glad you took it easy when the pain hit. I hope you are feeling better soon! Hugs!

    1. Amanda - I'm glad it was easy too! I could have been a lot worse! I am feeling better; thank you. <3, Amy