We did a lot this weekend and did not get to do much sleeping. I’m just going to list off our activities then talk about the 2 events with the best pictures.
Things we did with no pictures:
mowed our lawn
mowed Stephen’s lawn
breakfast at 39th Street Mamas
fiberglass canoe repair
picked out and got fitted for tux
talked to Drurry hotel about block of hotel rooms
my brother’s graduation reception BBQ
Heath’s cousins wedding reception
dinner and drinks at Creekside
Things we did with pictures part 1:
Stephen and Becky’s wedding
It was a fancy wedding in a fancy place. We started out with the wedding ceremony then drinks and talking and eventually had some fillet mignon for dinner and all the normal wedding stuff like dancing and cake. Matt caught Becky’s leg thing and Amanda caught the flower deal. The Kansas City club had a dinning area with a bar set up, a dance floor area and a drinking and smoking area to sit and hang out in.
When the wedding was over a group of us walked around the corner to Tanners and got some beers and burgers.
Then Jon, Matt, Amanda, Heath and I all took cabaraoke home.
It’s a new taxi service in Kansas City that has a karaoke setup in the cab and you sing on your way home. We went from 10th and Baltimore to 43rd and Troost and sang 3 songs. The ride was $9.50 and he took down our e-mail address to send us a video of our songs and post it on the site.
The video is up on the site above under the videos link. We have 2 that I could find both from 05/19/2008, Bon Jovi – Living on a Prayer and Neil Diamond – Sweet Caroline. The taxi took us to Jon’s house and we should have gone to sleep but instead we got wound up again and stayed up drinking dancing and screwing around.
Things we did with pictures part 2:
The canoe trip
Sunday morning Jon, Amanda, Derrick, Bobby, Heath and I threw together a canoe trip. The girls went to Subway for $5 foot longs and the guys strapped the 2 patched together canoes to Jon’s Bronco.
We dropped off my truck at Bannister then drove out to Blue Ridge Road 6.7 river miles south.
We got started a bit before noon and it was a fantastic day.
We canoed for about 10 minutes before stopping to eat, get a beer take some pictures on a shallow spot. The rest of the day we just rode the river. Occasionally tying the canoes together and just floating down.
We did get into some hairy spots on the river and both canoes tipped once and there were a lot of spots that we drug on or had to push the canoe through. We had 3 people in each canoe and so probably sat a bit lower then normal. This did not seem to bother anyone and we had a blast. We stayed on the river till close to 7 before we got to the truck and loaded everything up.
We drove home and unloaded the canoes and checked them out.
The shallow water had been very rough on them and all the fiberglass Heath and I had put on the bottom of mine had been scraped off. Jon’s was even worse off. We put on dry shirts then headed out for some dinner.