So there has been a lot of traveling as of late and I have not blogged about it one bit! So two posts consecutively about my travels.
First off I went to Oregon for Sammot's Wedding (I know she's Samantha Trask now, which doesn't make Sammot, but she's always going to Sammot to me...) and it was positively lovely, in all regards. It started with a beautiful ceremony between Brian and Samantha, er Brandon and Samantha and both Brian and Sam were crying through most of it, er Brandon. It was followed by an excellently done reception and much dancing. It was practically like a high school reunion and I spent a lot of time talking with Jason Reno and the Guthmillers (Matt and Amanda).
After a good night's sleep at the Cedar something Inn, I spent some time garage saleing and exploring my old stomping grounds. I have to say that getting back to OR was surprisingly comfortable. I have been in CA now for over 6 years and I had thought that I had completely assimiliated, but alas there is a beauty and comfortableness in OR that CA has yet to rival.
After getting my fill of driving around I went to lunch with Amanda and Matt during which they very graciously offered to put me up for the night. It was really a lot of fun to get to hang out with them and see two people that are very nearly at the same point in life as Kim and I. They managed to get the added bonus of owning their own home already, which is a wonderful place I might add. At some point in the not too distant future I would like to get Kim up there and meet them, because I think that we would have a lot of fun hanging out with them.
After lunch and some social time with the Guthmillers I went over to Sammot's parents' house and joined in the present-opening, post-wedding BBQ that Mr. and Mrs. Mott were hosting. It was the first time that I'd been able to sit down and chat with Sammot and Brandon, so that was very nice and as icing on the cake there was some fabulous food there. So I whiled away the afternoon and evening in pleasant company in time to go to bed, get up early and make the 8 hour drive home.
Pictures of this event can be found at my gallery