Tuesday, July 21, 2015

A Peace Corps Wedding

I just realized I never posted about a little trip Hal and I went on over Memorial Day weekend. Two of our Peace Corps friends got married in Kansas so we embarked on the most epic road trip ever. 18 hours each way. I know, we're crazy.

We brought along our trusty companion Trophie to make the drive a little less boring. We stopped on Friday night in Indianapolis to see another Peace Corps friend and got up bright and early on Saturday to make the final 9 hours to the wedding. Thanks to a large accident we literally walked into the wedding with a minute to spare.
All of their tables were labeled with cities where they have lived, which I loved. They seated us at the BMC table, the name of the province where we and the groom lived while in Cambodia. They had a really cool interfaith ceremony with a rabbi and a minister; and had touches from Cambodia and Jewish tradition throughout the whole night; like Cambodian dancing and the most giant loaf of challah bread I've ever seen. It was delicious.
 
He was one of our province mates who we saw all the time, and she was in mine and Hal's village and language class during training, so it was so wonderful to see them come together and get married. And oh my goodness her dress was gorgeous and fit her perfectly.
It was an extra special treat that there were so many volunteers from our group at the wedding. We seriously had such a blast with them the entire night. I can't think of too many things that would make driving 40 hours in 3 days worth it, but this was definitely it. That and the foot high meringue pies we got on the way home.

3 comments:

John Morgan said...

How fun! I love how adventurous you are and how willing you are to go the extra miles (and hours) for friends and family.

We love sharing your life through your blog.

Dad & Mom :)

Autumn said...

I love that you take so many road trips all of the time! We are definitely a fan too and it is the only way possible to visit all of our close friends :)

Leah said...

Aw Sam! I have not even looked at blogs in many months, and since I'm just updating mine to talk about our honeymoon, I happened to come across this. :) We were so glad you guys could make it out and felt so touched that so many Peace Corps friends came to our wedding. Thank you for sharing it with us! <3 Love to you and Hal.

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