Monday, September 13, 2004

Weddings and Ferries

Jen and Hays' wedding was this weekend. We had to take to ferry because they had a cookout on Saturday on Bainbridge Island that I went to with Shane, Garth, and Seth. That was fun, but low-key. The best moments were:

1) Walking down the beach looking at the amazing collection of wood, trees, and debris that wash up on and cover it. It's possible to step from one large piece of wood to the next the entire length of the beach. Mom would love to get some of that driftwood -- if they were smaller than a car.

2) Jen's parents' friends singing her an updated version of a song that he wrote for her when she was a little girl. It was very, very cute. Lots of tears from the crowd.

Sunday Matt, Garth, Seth and I took the ferry back over to Bainbridge (this time we parked the car in a lot and walked on) for the ceremony. The weather was lovely. A bit rainy and gray in the morning, but it warmed up and got to be pretty sunny by four or five when the service started. The event was at the Kiana Lodge and I have to say, it's a beautiful place to have a wedding. The buildings were spacious, interesting-looking, and surrounded by some great gardens with water just a few feet away. We were even treated to a bald eagle flying over during the ceremony.

Afterwards was dinner, toasts, talking, and dancing. An all around good time. Especially since a number of fun people from work were there as well as a number of other friends and acquaintances. It was a bit disappointing that all of the cute, available women were people I already knew. Disappointing because I know nothing's happening there and there wasn't anyone new to meet. Nonetheless, it was one of the more fun weddings I've ever been to and Jen and Hays (and everyone involved) did a great job.

Best of luck to them.


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