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Blogging from 35,000 feet up in the air! I’m on a Google Chrome Book, free to everyone flying Virgin America (which we are, obviously). I’m definitely a fan of Virgin America – what with their free cable TV and purpley-pink mood lighting. It’s like the Apple of airlines, know what I’m sayin’?
I have a lot to post about when it comes to Krista’s wedding, so I’m taking a nod from Jordan over at Food, Sweat, and Beers to organize my recaps into a few posts:
- The Rehearsal & RehearsalDinner @ Jibby’s
- Primping & Prepping
- The Lakefront Wedding
- The Reception @ Keller Convention Center
I’ll try really hard to get those up ASAP but let’s be honest, I’m slow with posting. How do you girls do it? (Rhetorical, kinda.)
After Thursday’s 9 hour travel day to Effingham, IL, including a delicious lunch at The Chicago Diner, we called my aunt Rose and asked for an update on the horseback riding Aaron was trying to organize. Apparently the horses were saddled up so we dropped everything, donned jeans, and hustled over to Rose’s house.
A few people had to shuffle around since Nicole, Kyle, and myself showed up last-minute. Sorry, fam! Andy, Nicole, and I all rode on the butts. Who needs a saddle?
It was amusing watching Aaron mount his horse… Aaron is one year younger than me and left Illinois at age 18 to attend Cal Poly (ya, Mustangs!). He now lives in SF, working in an actuarial analyst role (so proud of him!).
Kyle loved horseback riding when he visited 2 years ago… and I’m sure riding double with me just made it eeeeeven better ;)
We rode for about two hours. Our first stop was across the field at my aunt Carol’s house for extra drinks :) Then we crossed the river and rode to my uncle Oscar’s house to sing Norma happy birthday. The sun dipped below the horizon, giving us a beautiful Illinois sunset to gawk at. In the moonlight, we crossed back over the river, rode through the trees and bean fields, and ended our ride at Rose’s house with a few bug bites, sore bums, and hungry stomachs!
Favorite late night snacks in a house stocked with barely anything:
- Pretzel chips with peanut butter
- Frozen chocolate covered pretzels from…??
- Leftover SUV sandwich, microwaved
- Cheerios with… water. Ha Ha, desperate.
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