thursday night we packed up the car and headed off to kelowna to visit alison.
it was the fastest drive. ever. 3 1/2 hours later we found ourselves pulling into the hotel parking lot, about an hour sooner than we had anticipated.
with a marathon scheduled for saturday, the hotel was fully booked. we got the last king bed in the place thanks to pre-booking. and it was fantastic!
on friday ry got up and walked across the street to the golf course while ali and i headed down to the water for a walk, to enjoy lunch and to just generally hang out. it was, far and away, the most gorgeous day.
friday night found us eating sushi in peachland and then hanging out at the hotel. ry and ali enjoyed a game of cards. i, not so much.
saturday morning ryan and i got ourselves packed up and headed back down the highway to merritt. nothing like a beautiful day in the desert. (seriously, dad? not the desert.)
we had a fun drive checking out the scenery, having great conversation, and looking forward to seeing two fabulous people tie the knot.
we arrived at our hotel to find the gang hanging out in the parking lot. to be joined moments later by the groom.
after getting ourselves checked in, grabbing some lunch, dressing ourselves up a bit, it was time to head to the wedding. on foot. hell ya! my kind of wedding. around the corner from the hotel, an a&w on the way, roadies in your hands, and important warnings abound...
the wedding was beautiful. set in a family member's backyard, with a creek running along side, foliage abound, beautiful blue skies with a few perfect fluffy white clouds, and smiles galore. not to mention the fastest ceremony i have witnessed. greatness.
after a short walk back to the hotel for a few drinks in the gazebo, it was time to head out to the reception. on foot. in the community centre behind the hotel. greatness! let's just say, party!!
this morning was not the most pleasant of mornings. ryan and i both awoke wishing we could sleep the day away but at the same time looking forward to escaping the econolodge. after a quick stop at tim horton's for a bagel and coffee, we hit the road again, this time driving through wind and rain as we headed back to the city. ry was a trooper and drove the whole way while i dozed off in the money seat.
congrats spence and gina! wishing you a lifetime of love and happiness!