Saturday, February 11, 2012
My dad came to pick us up from the airport and he spotted the crowd waiting when we went back to the hotel. We had brunch with my parents at this cool restaurant just around the block from our hotel (Smith Street Diner). As it turns out my cousin Daniel, the groom, eats here at least once a week.
Dad's rule of thumb is look for a restaurant where people are waiting and there is typically a reason they are waiting. While in line my parents made friends with a local couple in front of us and they gave us the skinny (or not so skinny) on the menu so we had a game plan going in. Just looking through the window while waiting we had noticed the size of the biscuits (the size of my head) and pancakes. Everybody was satisfied with their choices (can't remember them now) but I went with the local recommendation of corned-beef hash, very good but not something I could eat on a regular basis. We had a nice brunch and went back to get ready and head to the church for the main event.
The wedding was very nice. I especially liked the folksy bluegrass music and the apple spice cake! This video from the wedding is so awesome I've watched it at least 5 times (View it here: Goans/Plank wedding). We had dinner with all the aunts, uncles, and cousins that night then went back to a suite to catch up and tell stories that have all been told before but everyone likes to hear them again. It has been joked that the stories should just be numbered and then no one would have to tell the whole story they could just call out a number and everyone would know the story and start laughing. We made had a good nights sleep and made it to the airport for the flight home on Sunday morning. Fun weekend and nice to see family.
Wishing Daniel and Lauren the best as they start a new chapter in their life together. Welcome to married life - it's the best!