St Joseph River
My youngest sister Arianna graduated high school the same week Jeff's cousin was getting married, so naturally we decided to fly out for a visit. First on our whirlwind week & a half stop was in South Bend to visit my family. My sis graduated with honors and a scholarship and I couldn't have been beaming anymore had you shone a spotlight on me. Yay Arianna!! I can never visit South Bend without the mandatory Lake Michigan visit and of course, the University of Notre Dame. I've seen that place a gajillion times and it never gets old. Maybe it's because it holds somewhat of a nostalgiac essence to me. My Grandma worked at the University and took me with to work once--overnight as she did her nightly runs as a night dorm security watchwoman;) I also have fond memories of wandering around campus with my friend Shannon. After a few days crammed with swimming in the frigid waters at the lake, lunch with family, graduation, couch-hopping & a quick trip to Detroit to visit family I haven't seen in forever, we headed west to Chicago.
After bar hopping the night away with cousin Joe in downtown Chicago (where I
may or may not have puked off the L platform), we spent the rest of the trip relaxing at Jeff's Grandma's and then his Grandpa's lakehouse. It was the 1st time in almost 5 years that we've know eachother that Jeff & I, both his parents and his sister were all in the same place. It was like a relaxing family mini-vacation:) Next on the agenda was the wedding. What a blast! I've only been to a few weddings in my life. Sadly all before this one were before the age of 13. So, really I have no comparisons, but I watch a lot of WE tv, so that gives me some type of knowledge right? Right?! The music was upbeat, the food was good, lots of smiling faces & dancing feet and last, but not least, there were Hookahs--what else do you need?!
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