Wednesday, 9 Aug 2006
Weâ€™re heading off with tomorrow for Little Guyâ€™s first plane ride. Weâ€™ve got a destination wedding in UT. Itâ€™s one of FOUR destination weddings weâ€™ve been invited to this year. I am not a fan. I think that asking your friends and relatives to schlep half-way across the country for no good reason other than a pretty backdrop is just a bitâ€¦ selfish. Itâ€™s not like they have family there. Itâ€™s not even like they met there. Considering that they have many friends in common with the first destination wedding we were invited to this year (we couldnâ€™t attend, but itâ€™s where they got engaged), itâ€™s just too much. Anyway, â€˜nuff said.
Weâ€™re flying into Las Vegas and will have a few days there to see the sights. Weâ€™ll spend a couple of days in Zion National Park around the wedding hoo-hah. The timing is bad for us so Big Guy and I are kind of crabby about it, but this is one of his good friends (who was an usher in our non-destinaton wedding 2 years ago), so we really want to be there for them. Iâ€™m sure you know how it is.
So I have a lot of flying experience. My last job required 60% travel, a good portion of it international, so Iâ€™m a bit laissez-faire about the whole thing. I know that even in the Philippines or China, you can buy almost anything you need (except clothes â€“ they are really small people and NOTHING fit me, but thatâ€™s another story). I still have toiletries bags packed and ready to go, so Iâ€™m not too worried. Hopefully Iâ€™ll remember the outfit for the wedding.
Speaking of which, is it ok to wear black (ok, black knit top and purple broomstick skirt) to an outdoor afternoon wedding? The wedding starts at 4:30 so it will still be daylight. Itâ€™s an outdoor wedding in 90 degree weather and they have decreed it â€œformalâ€ so I have no idea what to wear. Poor hubby has a full suit with a long sleeve shirt. Blech.
Send positive flying thoughts my wayâ€¦ hopefully Ethan will be too interested in people watching to do his normal shriek-chatter!