Saturday, September 13, 2008

Road Trip - Day 2

I woke up this morning to this:

This is what we call "rain". Yes, it was still raining. Now last weekend in Maryland, we got rain like this since we had the pleasure of getting hit with the remnants of Tropical Storm Hanna. But what is the excuse here? Sigh ....

One of the things I do not miss about Michigan are the billboards. We have none in my county - maybe even in most of the state. But here they are everywhere. In fact, they are not your average, boring one-topic billboards. Nope. These are fancy, electronic versions, so 5-10 different ads can all share the same outside space. Check out three of the little jewels I got to see from my window:

Did you also notice it is raining?

So we headed out to the wedding this afternoon, in the rain. It was held at a golf club, and it was very nice. They did a lot of their own decorating, and it was quite well-done. Here are the tables with all the teal bows (the girls' dresses were the same color):

This is also the same color ribbon I used on their card, which I left back at the hotel! Grrr....While we waited for everyone else to arrive, I checked out the view:
Did you notice the rain? Oh, and those tents? Our wedding was at 4:00 pm (outside, but only weather permitting), and there was another wedding scheduled for 5:00, in those tents. Yep, they were determined to be wed outdoors, rain or shine, and by golly they were! We, of course, stayed inside and dry.

Nice lake and golf course, right? But wait, what is that over to the right?

It is a house, and not just any house. It is the house of the guy that owns this whole place. Not too shabby, huh? Let's zoom in and see if they are looking back at us:

OMG - that is just obscene.

Then we had the wedding, followed by dinner and very loud music. My other nephew, who was sitting next to me at the table, told me it was only loud to me because I was old. Then he looked around and said we were all old. Then he looked back at me and told me the music really was a bit loud, but we were still old. Cute kid. ;-) He'll go far. He is looking at colleges, so watch out! He is thinking: medicine. I love it when I have time to just sit and chat with my family that I so rarely get to see.

I am now back at the hotel, packing and planning what time to leave here to go see #1 son in the morning. I sure hope it is not still raining.


  1. Rain is good luck on your wedding day, so those couples are in good shape!

    I hope you catch a dry spell tomorrow :)

    You are missing 97 degree temps and high humidity here. Good day NOT to be doing your market :)

  2. Gosh I just hate it when it rains and you are all dressed up...


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