Last weekend was a crazy, amazing, whirlwind of a trip. We were traveling to Rome, NY, to shoot the wedding of our friend, Devon, to his beautiful bride, Christy.
With our big snowstorm (5″+), travel all over the Midwest was messed up. After a crazy mix-up with flights out of CWA, we gained travel vouchers and a few extra hours to eat dinner and relax. We ended up catching a later flight to O’hare, and spent the night in Chicago before boarding our plane to Syracuse. We made it into Rome on Friday afternoon with plenty of time to meet everyone and get ready for the rehearsal. On Saturday morning, I was able to get in a fun, snowy run before catching the guys jumping in the frozen lake. 🙂
The wedding was beautiful, of course. I loved being there to witness it and support our friends. The pictures that I took do a great job of capturing the spirit of the day… We took some beautiful outdoor pictures, including a few really fun shots up on a chair lift at Woods Valley ski hill. Check out our blog, Photographic Memories to learn more about our weekend of photos. We survived the weekend with only one bruise (mine!) and no broken equipment.
We spent the night at a hotel in Syracuse, and headed home on Sunday. Sunday was kind of a travel nightmare. In a nutshell: our flight home didn’t exist, so we had to wait for a new flight through a new connecting airport into Green Bay instead of CWA, borrow a car from my brother-in-law, and drive home… missing the Packer game, and arriving home 8 hours late. I missed teaching ballroom dance lessons, too. Bummer… mental note- don’t fly United if you can help it, and don’t purchase airline tickets from Cheap Tickets (or let anyone else book them for you, either!).
In my opinion, a good trip makes you love your destination but anxious to return home. I’m always amazed at how my work multiplies while I’m gone, but I was very happy to be in my own bed. I have to go for now- I have two suitcases full of dirty laundry to wash, photos to sort, and emails to return. It feels good to be home. 🙂