I am NOT happy to be back at work this week, at least partly because I am super tired. And I want to watch the championship game tonight, so I won’t be getting to bed early. And Roxy had a seizure today (I think), which is expected after we kennel her, but it’s still disheartening. Is it the stress of boarding? Do they give her the medicine incorrectly? I don’t know. But anyway, Saturday.
We woke up to perfect weather Saturday morning, and after breakfast (did I mention how fantastic breakfast was every morning? REALLY good!) a bunch of us went for a walk along the valley. Got some good pictures. Then we cleaned up and almost everyone headed to Charlottesville for the day. Not all together, though. Daniel and Meredith went looking for some things they can’t find in Alaska, Jess, Rachel, and I went to run some errands and get pampered, and most of the rest headed downtown for some sightseeing and lunch. When we all got back, it was time to get ready for the wedding. The most important thing we took away from the wedding (besides Meredith’s speedy delivery of the ceremony) was how incredibly gorgeous Jess looked. All brides are beautiful, yada yada yada, but Jess looked fantastic. She had a great dress, fabulous shoes, and perfect hair. And the biggest smile. Chuck looked damn fine in his tux, and Cody and I looked pretty snazzy, too, if I may say so myself.
John took a ton of pictures and will be organizing them and sending them to everyone after his midterm this Wednesday. He may work on it a little tomorrow, but he needs to study. He was planning on studying Saturday morning while we were all in town, but decided to hang out instead, and he tried to study in the car on the way home Sunday afternoon, but he kept falling asleep. He’s even more exhausted than I am. I don’t think he sleeps enough regularly, and we didn’t sleep all that well at the B&B this weekend, AND he has a late class tonight, so he’s kinda out of luck for sleep this week.
Saturday night a bunch of us watched the Carolina-Villanova game, and then Sunday morning we all headed to Monticello. While we were wandering the grounds, I kept getting distracted by all these great places to read! Under a tree on the lawn, or in a chair looking out over the valley…history is all well and good, but the important thing is to find the best place to read and daydream. John and I said our quick goodbyes (too quick, I think. The tour went a little longer than we expected and we had to get back in time to pick up the dogs – it was close.) and hit the road after that.
It’s really not a long drive, but both ways we were looking at a deadline (his conference call on the way down and getting the dogs before the kennel closed on the way back), so it made the miles take longer. At least on Sunday it was sunny and beautiful. I love road trips in nice weather. 🙂
Allow me to wrap up the topic of this past weekend. We had a great time with Jess’s family, all of them. They’re funny, somewhat strange (in a good way, and proud of it!), and totally welcoming. I hope to see them again any time they’re in the area.
Happy Wedding, Jess and Chuck!