dave and I arrived at LAX on thursday evening. his parents picked us up at the airport and we went straight to the hotel.
friday morning, we got up and had some coffee and visiting with gary and laurie, grandpa dick, uncle bill, and lori in the hotel lobby. we found out that nana’s flight had been cancelled and they were going to be driving down instead. this meant that I got sent to the bridal tea in her place. so after a little walk around pasadena with grandpa, laurie, lori, and I walked over to the scarlet tea room. it was all very elegant and yummy! a little awkward, at first, since I didn’t know anyone, but everyone was very nice.
after the tea, dave and I got into swimsuits and took a dip in the hotel pool.
that evening, when everyone else went to the rehearsal dinner, dave and I went out to dinner, just the two of us, to a mexican restaurant called mijares. according to the placemats, it’s been in business for 92 years, and they are famous for their margaritas. I sampled one, and it was definitely good. dave had enchiladas and carnitas, and I had steak fajitas. it was SO yummy.
after that, we walked back to the place where there was an after party following the rehearsal dinner. I met some more people (family members and other friends of uncle eric’s that dave knew). lots of basketball types. there were drinks and pool. by 11, I was yawning, so we headed back to the hotel.