I am paying the price for a great weekend. Last night I got back from DC around 11PM and Winston greeted us like a screaming alarm clock from Hell at 5AM. In the end, it was all worth it.
Friday, I headed down to DC with Jaclyn and Winston for a rehearsal dinner. Jaclyn (Matron of Honor) and the bridesmaids needed to prep themselves for Krissy Hofmann’s big wedding. She was marrying Don Brown who reminds me a lot of Dave Letterman. Winston and I skipped the rehearsal, but took advantage of the free meal afterwards at Maggiano’s Little Italy.
Saturday we attended the ceremony, the reception was in a beautiful barn, and then hit up a bar at a Holiday Inn. Drinking after a wedding reception at a Holiday Inn bar spurred a lot of people singing poor renditions of Chingy’s hit song featuring Snoop Dawg, Holiday Inn.
Sunday, Jack, Win, and I headed into DC to check out the sites, we met up with Jack’s parents. We took a look at the new World War 2 Memorial and the Vietnam Wall. Both sites were beautiful and solumn, but the Wall truly breaks you down. The things left behind, a woman was crying as a park ranger climbed a ladder to rub a wax crayon over a loved one’s name, and little cards of people leaning against the wall that show pictures of soldiers who died this weekend over 30 years ago.
It would show a picture of the guy goofing around in his early twenties, it said where he was from, when he died, and for age, it would say, “Forever 22 years old” or “Forever 24 years old” or however old they were when they died.
After looking at the Memorials, we went to the Native American museum, it was a long day, and it was amazing how inexpensive it was to spend a whole day in DC.
Here’s some of my favorite pictures from the weekend.
Winston partying with babes
The married couple
Me getting my dance on!
The Deem’s in DC (at the WW2 Memorial)
Bonus Picture – (look at Lauries face as she does a shot)