Sunday, August 28, 2011

ohio wedding

Last weekend, I traveled with Kurt to his hometown in Ohio for a wedding of a childhood friend.

We flew Jet Blue out of JFK and were pretty impressed with the fancy new terminal.

Dinner of champions

Luckily, our flight was delayed and we were able to enjoy the terminal for much longer than we had planned. Leave it to stormy weather to delay our plane and crew, so we didn't arrive in Pittsburgh until super late and didn't get to Casa Martig until 3am. Needless to say, we were pooped. 

The next day, Kurt was supposed to meet up with the groom for a few holes of golf the morning of the wedding, but with our late arrival the night before, he might have slept through the first few.

Once Kurt returned from his golfing expedition, we headed to downtown Salem for some exploring. 

We stopped at the local coffee shop for a few cups. Three cups of coffee in Ohio costs about what one costs here in NYC. Jeez.

After coffee, we visited a few junk treasure stores downtown.

I go back and forth between a desire to simplify my life with very little stuff and a hoarding mentality. Lately, I've swung to the side of wanting to acquire things. I saw so many pieces of furniture that I wanted to salvage and refinish that were insanely inexpensive. Good thing we flew. If we had driven, I may have pulled a Beverly Hillbillies move and brought back way too much stuff for my teeny apartment. It is nice to brainstorm about all the creative things I could do though.

We spotted this dishware at Goodwill. I grew up with this pattern at home. Mom, if you need some new pieces, you know where to find them!

After our fruitless shopping trip, we stopped by to visit Kurt and Erik's friend Nick. His family owns a metal working shop and we got the grand tour of all the happenings.

Some pretty major stuff!

Then it was time to go to the wedding! We met up with the groom for a couple pre-game beers behind the church to calm his nerves.

Alan and Christina

The ceremony was short and sweet. They picked some fun music instead of the very traditional, Classical options that you normally hear. I'm glad they put their own stamp on their day.

The reception was held at a banquet hall/restaurant. It wasn't exactly my style but was definitely a fun time.

The requisite "YMCA" portion of the evening (although I've never seen a DJ bring along his own props before). I was out there on the dance floor somewhere, I promise :) We had such a fun time and I'm glad we were able to share the day with Alan and Christina. Congratulations!

After the reception, Kurt and I headed over to to see Nick again at his house to hang out and play ping pong. So fun! It blows my mind that he has an entire house to himself with an enormous basement filled with games! 

Name a bar game (darts, foos ball, pool, ping pong etc) and he's got it! He even has a workshop down there and exercise equipment. Sigh. Square footage envy.

The next day we drove down to Columbus to tour around but first hung out with Kurt's parents for a while.

We took a trip to their garden and gathered some goodies for lunch, including lots of corn and tomatoes.

After lunch we hit the road. The drive is pretty reasonable but we decided to make a coffee pit stop in this cute little historic town called Roscoe Village.

The coffee and wine bar we stopped at had lots of wines from Ohio. They looked a little cheesy. I guess we should have picked up a bottle to try though. Everything from Ohio is amazing, right Kurt?

Stay tuned for more details of our trip to Columbus!

1 comment:

  1. Everything from Ohio is amazing indeed Melissa. We should have picked up a bottle...oh well.

    Have you already blocked out of your memory that while we drank those pre-wedding beers we did nothing but complain about weddings?!?! That was fun.


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