Sooo...I mean...I can't really complain about that.
I can complain about the heat, though. You can't see it in the picture, but holy crap it was hot. But whenever I got too uncomfortable, I'd just stare out over the vineyards, past the peach orchard, and into the mountains on the horizon...and everything was alright.
Also, the wedding programs turned into FANS! So that was awesome.
The wedding was for our friends Brian and Cristina. You may recall that Matt and I went on a harrowing rock climbing expedition with them. And yet we're still friends...it's a miracle. Good thing, too, because I would have hated to miss this wedding. In addition to the view, there were tons of gorgeous artistic touches by Cristina's sister (or maybe it was Brian's sister...one of their sisters is an artist).
This cake topper is probably the most amazing thing I've ever seen. It looks EXACTLY like them!! As you can possibly tell, rock climbing is their thing.
We had to take a pretty good hike through some orchards to get to the field where the ceremony was. I was extremely glad I'd thought to bring flats- the wedges got traded in basically as soon as we arrived, ha. After the ceremony (and subsequent hike back, during which I carried my friend's baby because she (the friend, not the baby) did not have flats and therefore was precariously teetering down the mountain path) there was an Italian ice truck waiting for us! It was the perfect refreshment on a blazing hot day and gave me the sugar I needed to fuel me through the pre-dinner dance party. The dancing was the BEST because they had a lady there to teach the dances. We did one traditional Jewish dance and then several contra dances- it was incredibly fun, and I was again very thankful for my flat sandals, ha. All in all it was an awesome day and perfect wedding. And now Brian and Cristina are traveling with their two hundred pounds of luggage (yes, they weighed it) to Lake Tahoe where they will (wait for it!!!) go rock climbing and kayaking (and some of that weight is their inflatable kayak, of course!). I swear. I feel like such a lazy bum around them.
Last night Matt decided he hadn't had quite enough stellar views for the weekend, so he went to the highest point he could find at home and just soaked it all in.
Also, as I consider myself to be the Chief Evangelist of 2048, I need everyone to know that there if you've tired of the game (either because you beat it or because you haven't...) that there are now CHALLENGES that you can take on!
I learned about them a week or two ago. I had to update my app, and then they appeared. If you hit 'menu' and then swipe to the right, they're all there. There are FORTY-EIGHT of them, so...yep, there's my Summer Plan! So far I've completed through 17. So anyway...just when I thought I was getting my life back from 2048...there it goes again.