© Procrastinator, Inc.
Libby and I made a quick trip to LA to attend Rick and Cathy
Bolander's wedding while Grandma and Grandpa Saumcame out and watched the
kids. It was a great tripof reconnecting with lots of old friends and
getting better acquainted with some new ones.
The wedding was at an old Army base turned Air Force base (housing?) called Ft
MacArthur in San Pedro, CA. We stayed at a nice hotel on the harbor that was
literally right next to the base, though there was a security fence separating
them. I figured someone would end up going over the sharp, pointy-topped fence
to get home that night.
Prior to that, we met up with some other friends in the LA area. Todd, Mally,
Matt and soon-to-be-#2 Kusserow and Craig Kleffman met us for brunch on
Saturday morning. Kusserows are friends dating back to the Air Force
days,and Craig is a friend from the Iowa days who is attending law school
in the area. It was great to see both.
The afternoon wedding was beautiful, as the pictures will attest, and the
celebration was grand. Libby and I, tired and jet-lagged, talked about leaving
early several times but couldn't bring ourselves to break away. Unfortunately,
the shuttle back to the hotel stopped running at 11pm, and the entire wedding
wrapped up around 11:15p. Oops. There were two sober drivers and 50+ people
looking for rides.
"Somebody" mentioned the short way home over the fence. I didn't think anyone
would be up for it, but no one wanted to wait. Then, there was a challenge to
surmount and about seven takers. Libby and I managed to get over like cat
burglars. Occasionally, the little people have some advantages. Of the other
five, only two ended up with severe gashes on their arms...but no pain.
We finished off the evening at the hotel bar. Wouldn't you have liked to be a
guest there? Good times had by all.