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I too attended a wedding! But now I feel weird because it was really fun. Sorry Ubertrout. This wedding had an open bar.

My cousin was the bride, and she and her now husband got married on the top deck of the Cherryblossom steamboat in Alexandria, and dinner and drinks were served in the bottom two. It was well catered and it had a two course dinner with a dessert buffet. It was a great time, though I did not take full advantage of the open bar because I got slighty sea sick. Some coffee during dessert helped clear that right up. After that I danced my ass off with my parents, sister, grandmother and her husband, as well as my grandmother's sister, who had a tentative grasp of the rhythm and beat. Dancing to Blurred Lines with my grandmother was mildly hilarious, because she old people danced to it, but she did make an effort to follow along with my sister and I.


But it was a great time, and by the end of the night my cousin's friends arranged fireworks off the shore of the Potomac. It was a lovely way to end the evening. Probably the best wedding I've ever attended.

Earlier yesterday my parents and my sister checked out the National Archives and the Museum of Natural History, because we're nerds and it's been a few years since we've been in DC. I wanted to say thank you to everyone who helped us figure out the Metro payment system - we all got the SmartTrip cards and that was enough to get us to our nerdy activities.

The thing that my sister and I were baffled by was that people actually waited for the crosswalk signs. Us stressed out, fast-paced northeasterners were surprised people waited and didn't just cross whenever it was mildly clear for five seconds. We got impatient with the slow machines and "sped" everywhere we walked. WHY ARE YOU ALL SO SLOW WE HAVE PLACES TO BE AND THINGS TO DO!

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