Sunday, June 26, 2011
Been in Ohio for 5 hours now. We saw Michael before we got to meet Melanie. We got to meet her after we had supper at McDonald's.
I'm not too happy with the McDonald's here down the street from the motel. I asked for the Asian salad without the meat. The manager of that shift said the veggies were frozen. She gave me two of the Fruit and Walnut Salads instead. She also told us we could have dessert for free. But we left and went to Michael and Melanie's.
I'm still up and dad's asleep. I had a nap on the way to Ohio. It was before we went from Illinois to Indiana.
It rained (or tried to ) off and over the entire trip. It started to rain after we got our supper and when we were at Michael and Melanie's. It poured and the wind was really nasty.
Didn't go to the Air Force Museum today. Dad doesn't feel like going. But did see an old Air Force buddy of his and had lunch with him. Dad said after the friend left that he almost got sick after eating. We went to Subway and he doesn't usually feel that way when he eats there. We're going out to an Italian restaraunt tonight with the friend.
Michael might be coming after he gets done eating. I'm not sure where he's at for lunch. I told him the name of the restaraunt that we're going to if everything goes to if everything goes to plan. The friend's wife had to go to the ER.
Just got done eating breakfast. Had a bagel and fruit loops with 2% milk. First time that I had that kind of milk since I quit eating meat. I'm kind of regretting it. I have a little bit of a belly ache but it's nothing to worry about.
Supper was great with Patrick (the buddy), Vicky (the buddy's wife), and Shaye (their daughter). This is the first time since April 2002 that we've seen Vicky and Shaye since 1999 when the came to see us. She's going to be a sophomore in high school. The food was great at the restaraunt.
James, Cheri and the kids got in yesterday. About half an hour before we met Patrick and his family a the Italian restraunt. Hopefully we can all go to the Air Force Museum today. Heather brought her boyfriend with. They lost a running board on their only Suburban (a gold colored) on the way down.
Dad is still in bed. He should be getting up here in a bit. I'll go down and get him some breakfast.
I had a granola bar out of the vending machine because I was hungry and I could tell that my blood sugar was getting low. My vision was blurry. I'm starting to feel better but I have a little bit of a headache. After I get done writing in here, I'll get something for my head. Most of it feels like a sinus headache.
It was fun going through the Air Force Museum. But we didn't go through the cargo plan that we went through in 2002 because they had it closed. Matt, my youngest nephew (he's 12 years old), wanted to go through. We didn't get to see the one plane that they had to pour the floor, put the plane on the floor, and then build the hanger. Dad got tired.
We had to wait an hour and have to go over to the church for the rehearsal for the weding tomorrow.
Just gotten back from the rehersal for the wedding and the cookout. I got to read out loud what I'm going to read out of the Bible. If you want to know what I read, it's Proverbs 3:3-6. It's the Greek/Hebrew translation. I told my brother and his bride-to-be that the reason why I read it aloud is because I wanted to rehearse it that way. I'm the first one to read.
My head is feeling a little bit better. I had a brownie at the cookout. I also had chips, a Bocca burger and baby carrots.
Today is the big day for Michael and Melanie. I think that we will be heading over to the church about 11:30am in time for the photos. I'm not going to be 100% ready until about 45 minutes to an hour before we need to leave. I'll do a few odds and ends to get ready. I'll get my dress and shoes on just before we leave.
Dad is still in bed. He should be getting up here pretty soon. We had the same amount of sleep last night but I got up at 7am.
I'm having the same breakfast I had yesterday except for the milk and I got a small apple. I finished up the bagel and eating the Fruit Loops one piece at a time. I'll get to the apple here in a bit. I'll go down after dad gets up and get his breakfast.
Well, Michael is finally married. They opened one of the gift we took and it was the wedding announcement that I made with the Celtic cross. I took plenty of photos of the ceramony. I did an okay job on the reading. I didn't overeat. I had all vegetarian foods. Dad won the center piece.
We're leaving sometime after 9pm for home. We're going to have brunch with Michael and the crew.
We're leaving in a few hours. I need to empty the fridge of the ice pack and water bottles. We will pack here in a little while. I have to have dad parck under the overhang at the front door because it's raining and I'm not loading the car in the rain.
I'm having an onion bagel for breakfast. I know that we're going to have brunch here here in a while but I don't want to make a pig of myself. Plus I cna consider it as lunch, not brunch.
We've been home for about 4 hours now and made it safe and sound. I'm loading the photos that I took at the Air Force Museum. There is over 150 photos being put ont Facebook. I'll do the wedding photos another day.