Nantucket Trip Pt. 2

Okay. So, in this next part, the times are all too vague to actually write down because time ceased to exist. Or I didn’t look at the clock on my phone anymore. Either of those two excuses. So here are a series of events that happened.

– My brother Alex and I sat around in our guest room. We divided the beds up though, knowing us, it wasn’t with power saws. I got the bed on the floor and he got the proper one. We chatted for a while and debated whether or not we had time for naps.

– Naps cleverly averted by scheduling, we headed into town to get some late lunch and spend some birthday time with our mom. After realizing that most places on the water were quite closed we finally ate at a place called “The Tavern”. What they lost in an original name they won out in cooking a good burger. Halfway through the meal we switched waitresses too due to a shift change. Not a bad thing, just never had that happen before.

– Got back to the house and took showers and got dressed for the night. I always feel somewhat false in good clothes.

– We sit around waiting for the ladies to get ready. The groom and his groomsmen fool around in the front hall until they’re chased off so the bride can safely move around.

– Off to the wedding. We get three blocks before we realize that we have no idea how to get there. Through a combination of cell phone trickery and a call to the wedding planner we get the correct directions there.

– Chaos.

– Wedding pictures begin. Everybody seems to have a camera and they begin to snap pictures of everything and everyone, flashes are going off everywhere. It’s a total whirlwind of activity. There’s a literal whirlwind outside as the wind is gusting up something fierce.

– The rain starts right as the wedding starts. Nobody seems to care. All the ladies eyes are wet too and some of us guys got a little misty eyed too. The wedding went off with only a few hitches but nobody seemed to mind and instead laughed it off and kept going.

– Food! We all sit down to a meal which is very delicious. I had New England Clam Chowder (in Nantucket is simply called Chowder), Salad, Filet Mignon, Mashed Potatoes, Lobster Pasta and Asparagus. Then the wedding cake. The conversation was jovial except for talking about theater business which I really don’t like talking about. I like talking about the art more. The isenglass kept the wind off of us and space heaters kept us warm. I lost total track of time at this point.

– We drive through the storm back to the house. It’s around 11:30 or so when we get home. Not only was it raining when we got home but the sprinklers were on in the yard. I thought “the heck with it” and ran through the sprinklers and inside.

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