Just blew in from Texas last night with Ike behind us! We actually got spared the big stuff down there for the wedding with just wind and rain but there was an anxiety element for sure in out hotel which was full of evacuees from Houston and Galveston. All TV's were on the Weather Net. and we were fully expecting power outages. Funny that when we came home late last night, we had no power due to high winds. Ironically, we had the flashlights for Ike in our suitcases so had to get those out as went in the house!
Fabulous wedding weekend! We were there by noon on Fri. and hung out in the hot sun by the pool for a bit before the pool party BBQ at my niece's condo. Neat idea so that everyone could meet and mingle with the same folks we'd be seeing at all the events and in the hotel. The wedding took place at a heritage site similar to our Black Creek Pioneer Village and the church was small and quaint. (You can see my dad waving from the doorway in one of the pics to come!) They had a stringed quartet playing at the front. The vows had a comical tone when they included to "help with the cleaning" in both of their vows! Wise move inclusion!
The reception was at a downtown Dallas Art Centre and the dancing after the wonderful meal,was the big hit. Mom and dad were seen on the dance floor often, and not only for the old swing tunes either! The wedding cake topper was the best; Karen, the hockey queen with our flag and Pete, the golf guy with the US flag.
We had a wedding brunch the next morning at the hotel where afterwards, everyone was reluctant to break the magic bubble of the whole weekend with good-byes. By now, we felt we all knew each other. It was neat for my whole family to be on a plane together, having just spent the entire weekend at the same places. I am sure it is a once-in-a-lifetime event for us and will be treasured by all.
(My pics aren't great but I just wanted to share what I have. I seriously need lessons!)
Then, I got to finally meet a real live blogger! I constantly read about all you bloggers meeting up with each other and here I am stuck in far away Canada. I don't travel much at all. What were the chances that I'd ever be going to any city where any of you lived? It turns out that Steve, at Bullet Holes In The Mail Box
, lives in Texas. It was a busy weekend so we only got to meet at the airport for a short time but we'll do at least a cup of coffee next time!
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