This semester's edition of the Cool Concert Tour kicks off tomorrow, when, after a morning of judging Region Jazz, I'll hop in the car with some friends and drive to San Antonio to catch Wayne Shorter at a free outdoor festival just a few blocks from the Alamo. It should be a great time.
The only trick to all this is that one of said friends has to be back for something at 8 a.m. on Sunday morning, so we'll pretty much be going down there, seeing the concert and heading straight back. It's not the most insane roadtrip I've ever taken (that honor would go to the weekend in college when four of us went to Evansville, Indiana and drove right back after stopping only a few hours), but it's definitely up there, seeing as how we'll roll in around 4:00 or so on Sunday morning.
In the meantime, this is an early night for me, because I'm about nine levels of tired right now and in need of resting up for the trip. No post tomorrow, but I'll have a review on Sunday once I wake up.
Time for a cool change: I'm glad that we haven't had that first September cold front yet--it's a little too early for jacket weather in my book--but wow, this morning and evening in North Texas were really, really nice. Even though gas is coming down (I paid $2.72 in Denton on Wednesday night), it was great to drive around with the A/C off for the first time in a while.