Last Night was "Girls Night Out" again, Last nights choice was a local Tex/Mex Restaurant that one of the girls had tried with her husband and loved it! She was born and raised in Texas so this was comfort food to her.
It was a beautiful night for Summer Solstice.......full golden moon and margarita's with good friends. Most of the time when we all see each other it's with spouses and families in tow, so we don't get a good glimpse into each other's lives as women, that is what the girlz night out is for.
The conversations ran from raising kids, to husbands and their marital bloopers and to trying to maintain our own individuality as Mothers, Wives and every other hat we wear as women. We talked of trouble first marriages, dealing with ex-wife's and ex-husbands and dealing with different rules for step children and Pre nups.
It's nice to be able to have these deep conversations with other women without the interruptions of trying to do this with our families around us as what happens when we see each other at the lake on weekends. After a Girlz Night Out we all feel on more common ground then we did when we first met.
The night ended 5 hours later, after our appetites were sated and before the pitchers of Margarita's flavored with raspberry chambord caught up to us. I decided to take the long way home last night, the night was just to beautiful and as the moon followed me through the opened moon roof, a favorite radio station here in Chicago played an old hissing popping LP from the master of summer night drives himself......Bob Segar.
For even the briefest moment I was 20 again with my whole life a head of me, as I sang along to the words of "Night Moves" and "Old Time Rock and Roll" and even for the smallest moment, I was wishing I could be the girl in ....................
"Roll Me Away"
Words and music by bob seger
Took a look down a westbound road,
Right away I made my choice
Headed out to my big two-wheeler,
I was tired of my own voice
Took a bead on the northern plains
And just rolled that power on
Twelve hours out of mackinaw city
Stopped in a bar to have a brew
Met a girl and we had a few drinks
And I told her what I’d decided to do
She looked out the window a long long moment
Then she looked into my eyes
She didn’t have to say a thing,
I knew what she was thinkin’
Roll, roll me away,
Won’t you roll me away tonight
I too am lost, I feel double-crossed
And I’m sick of what’s wrong and what’s right
We never even said a word,
We just walked out and got on that bike
And we rolled
And we rolled clean out of sight
We rolled across the high plains
Deep into the mountains
Felt so good to me
Finally feelin’ free
Somewhere along a high road
The air began to turn cold
She said she missed her home
I headed on alone
Stood alone on a mountain top,
Starin’ out at the great divide
I could go east, I could go west,
It was all up to me to decide
Just then I saw a young hawk flyin’
And my soul began to rise
And pretty soon
My heart was singin’
Roll, roll me away,
I’m gonna roll me away tonight
Gotta keep rollin, gotta keep ridin’,
Keep searchin’ till I find what’s right
And as the sunset faded
I spoke to the faintest first starlight
And I said next time
We’ll get it right