Tuesday, October 20, 2009

A Whoa Kindof Weekend

It started on Thursday. We (Mom, Mike, EK and I) packed in mom's car and headed to Birmigham. In the rain. Mike had a very important and very anticipated doctor's appointment at UAB. It was emotionally draining for weeks as we waited for this appointment. We got to Mike's parents house were we dropped off Mom and EK and added Hoppy. Three hours later we were leaving UAB with answers and relief and a plan. I think it was the first time we had breathed in months.
Back to Alabster to drop of Mike and Hoppy for the weekend and Mom and I headed out at 6:00 pm (in the rain) and headed northeast.
Sweet cousin Kelly was getting married in Virginia, Williamsburg to be exact. After driving through horrendous weather through Atlanta, we finally called it a night near Clemson, South Carolina. We got some quick shut eye and we were back in the car at 8 am. (Only after I got a WAR EAGLE from a stranger in Clemson!!)
After 7 and a half hours of driving, we arrived at our Williamsburg hotel. We were quickly greeted by other family there and after a short rest, we headed out to a lovely rehearsal dinner.
The next day was filled with shopping and hanging with family that had scattered in from Texas and Alabama.
The wedding was that evening. Usually, the weather in Virigina in mid-October is a warmish low 70/high 60s and clear blue skies. Which made my Aunt Katie's estate the perfect place for a beautiful outdoor fall wedding. Until there was that whole double nor'easter thing.
It was cold. Low 40s, windy and drizzly grey rain covered everything.
BUT- there was still a wedding, outside, with a beautiful bride, good food and a fun band! And although it was chilly, the laughter from being with fun family kept us warm enough through the night. Well, that and the heaters.
We were unfortunate enough to catch the last half (the worst part) of the Auburn-Kentucky game. That was not fun.

We went to be late, but we were up early on Sunday and drove the entire way back to Alabama!! Then a quick trip on Monday to pick up my Mikey T and EK, a short visit with my favorite nephews and niece and back to Opelika by dinner. Whoa, whatta weekend.

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