Not All Who Wander Are Lost

Not All Who Wander Are Lost
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Friday, August 9, 2013

Getting Ready

On Wednesday we left Wisconsin around 9:00 am for an uneventful eight hour drive to Moorhead, Minnesota. We’re here for our son’s wedding this Saturday.

We’re staying at the Days Inn, Moorhead. Our luck has been pretty good with this hotel chain, and we get Wyndham reward points which will lead to a free night eventually. There is a very nice pool and hot tub and an indoor mini golf course. Our room is on the second floor with patio doors leading to a balcony overlooking the central domed courtyard with the pool and mini golf. There are tables and chairs on the balcony which will be a nice gathering place once more people arrive.


Our son Korey (the groom) stayed with us Wednesday night. On Thursday we picked up the suits for Korey and Kevin. Both fit fine. There is a very nice suit shop called Halverstadt’s in the mall in Fargo. They got the suits for $150 including the shirt and tie. That’s about the same cost as a tux and they can keep the suits. The suits are grey with white shirts and teal ties to match the dresses. The two dads have ties that are a shade lighter. I’m thinking the men will be looking very dapper!!

Next we stopped at the Fargo/Moorhead visitor center to see the displays from the movie Fargo. Fellow blogger Judy had visited this visitor center a few weeks ago, and I laughed so hard when I saw the picture on her blog next to the woodchipper.

P1140498So, here I am playing tourist wearing the ear flap hat pretending I’m in the movie Fargo. If you haven’t seen the movie, it is a dark comedy that takes place in Fargo. I must say, the people we’ve encountered here don’t have the heavy accent like in the movie. But, I have heard uff-da a few times :)


The mascot for the University of North Dakota is a bison. There are a number of these decorated bison throughout the city. Thanks Korey for posing for me.


The ladies had manicures and pedicures in the afternoon. Cathryn, her mom, her sister and myself enjoyed some pampering. Here’s the bride to be getting her nails done.


Our son Eric arrived from Wisconsin in time for dinner. Cathryn had plans with her family so the four of us went out for dinner at Granite City. Then it was back to the suit place to get Eric’s suit. His pants were too long so they are tailoring them, and we’ll pick up his suit today. Three of Korey’s groomsmen from Wisconsin arrived in town at the same time as we were picking up Eric’s suit, so they were all there picking up their suits as well. It was good to see the guys. All of them have been friends with Korey since middle school. Korey spent the night with some of those friends at their hotel. Eric is staying with us. Musical beds :)

Now, we’re off to lunch with all of the wedding party members that are in town. Then on to the hall for decorating. After that, we’ll do some decorating at the park where the rehearsal dinner will be held. Then the rehearsal itself and back to the park for dinner. Another fun and busy day.

Don’t wish upon a star – Reach for one!