Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Wedding time, Texas Panhandle style!

Ah, here is the lovely couple Pat and Jacque. Christina and I joined a couple hundred people that made the trip down to Hereford, TX this past weekend for their wedding. Jacque's family has a huge ranch in town where they plant all sorts of crops and keep cattle. We left our house around 5 AM Friday to catch a 7:20 flight to Dallas. Then we flew to Amarillo, rented a Prius and drove an hour southwest to Hereford. Come 6PM we were on our way to the rehearsal dinner for some chicken fried steak and a little line dancing.

This photograph is official McBlog property. Pat's dad had the picture in the background blown up and given to them during the rehearsal dinner. It was taken in France this summer when they got engaged. Awwww. The wedding itself was at the local church during mass.

Hereford is a pretty small town. Christina and I did take a stroll down the main street and stopped in this shop. They had cowboy boots, cowboy belts, cowboy hats, cowboy shirts; you get the idea. I realized at this store that the hat I bought the previous day at an Amarillo thrift store for 49 cents was actually a pretty pricey hat.

It was great to see everyone. Pat and I grew up together before we shared an apartment in Minneapolis after college. Oakes, Cheesy, Jon*, Condon, Jack, and Heppe were just a few of the people that made the trip from Milwaukee, Chicago, and beyond.

*It should be noted that Pat's brother Jon gave probably the greatest best man speech I have ever heard. Everyone was dying laughing.

Here is Pat's dowry from Jacque's father. I'm not kidding. Luckily he doesn't have to find a place in Chicago for it.

Here we are Sunday at the Palo Duro Canyon State Park. Everything was flat as far as the eye could see, until we got here. It is touted as the second largest canyon in the US. Somehow, people are not 100% sure? Anyway, it was a beautiful wedding! We were very happy to be able to share the event with everyone. Pat and Jacque's families put on a great weekend.

1 comment:

Pat said...

Looking forward to heading to your wedding. Just a few short weeks away.