We’re back. In one piece, too. Only a 1700 mile round trip to New Jersey from our workamping gig at J. Strom Thurmond COE. We did it in our car, so I’m not sure if this qualifies as a legitimate PDD driving excursion. I’ll have to check the rules.
The trip was for the wedding of one of my nieces.
We broke the drive up and back into two days, staying overnight in a hotel both ways. That helped me remember how nice it is to travel in the Journey, packing a suitcase is a pain and lugging it around, even more so. I guess we’re spoiled.
The trip was worth it in many ways, especially this one. We got to see Anabelle!
She was giving hints that she wants Marti and me to take her to a very special place.
It seem like only yesterday I was walking my daughter down the aisle like my brother Gordy did with his little girl, Samantha.
I recalled how I had trouble fighting back the tears in my eyes, remembering how much it was costing me to marry off my daughter. ;c)
It was a wonderful ceremony, made especially more joyful because my brother’s wife, Sharon, was able to attend and share in the happy occasion. She is very ill and fighting a serious medical condition.
The reception was lots of fun, great food, laughter, music and dancing. My dad shared a lovely dance with the bride, one of his ten grandkids.
Along with the wedding cake,
there was also a traditional Norwegian wedding cake, because both families are Norwegian descendants.
I finally got a chance to talk to the bride. I had to ask her: “It’s March in Northern New Jersey. It’s cold and snowy. What were you thinking?”
In fact it was so cold and snowy, I wouldn’t have been surprised to see one of these guys wandering around.
Samantha promised me that next time she gets married, it will be in the summer… :c)
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