So the weekend out turned out to be not an epic disaster. The biggest snafu was when R dented his car when pulling into the alley way in the house we spent the night at in Knoxville, that was currently being renovated.
But lets start from the beginning….the drive through somewhere past Knoxville headed into South Carolina is breathtakingly beautiful, and the rain and fog at the time only enhanced the beauty of the place. Once in SC we discovered what I am calling the Twilight Zone exits….two exits with exactly the same stuff at them…only a few miles apart.
The GPS took us a crazy way to the reception….and at first i was worried it was going to be at a trailer park. but the funny thing about really rich neighborhoods is that you turn the corner and they are there. one minute your driving through the back woods, and the next you are in a country club so swanky that Bella Meade needs to be ashamed.
we walk in and are placed in a what really appears to be a kids table…punishment for showing up late. However, once we discovered the open bar all was well.
I think I got a few brownie points with R’s friend’s by being one of the boys and going to the casino, 2 hours away, at 9 at night. But it was a great time. Nothing like singing 90’s tunes and then watching a bunch of people lose a lot of money. Hats off to S for driving.
The wedding was beautiful and expensive. Plus having a Circuit Ct judge drive the 6 hours to the wedding will be one to beat. The reception was and the bride’s parent’s house, and they have bricks lining they edges of the lake that their house connected to. They had a live band, strawberry tree, and a macaroni bar. I played corn hole and won…mostly do to my teammate S. I will say it is was weird that their wifes did not go.
And then in Knoxville, I found the coolest bar ever! And am desperate to open one like it in Chattanooga.
I also got to meet R’s family. I am not sure if i liked the dad, but his sister and nieces were really nice.
But the biggest thing of all is that at times I realized that R may actually really love me. I mean really. Crazy huh?