As the last sunset I’ll see here in Nebraska sets, I’m thinking about the last few days. A lot of sights, a lot of laughs, and a lot of awesome memories. We came out here for my cousin Lorrin and my new cousin-in-law Garret’s wedding, but this trip ended up being about so much more than that.
Speaking personally, I haven’t been out of CNY very many times. The times that I have left, I don’t seem to recall being as influenced by my destination as I was this time. Kansas, Florida, Indiana. All places I’ve traveled to in the past, but this place in particular really sucks to have to leave. Maybe it’s the people I’m with, or the people I’m visiting; all I know is that this is one I won’t soon forget.
Spending the evening with my cousin, even though I was dead beat from the road, was one of the major highlights of the trip. Just bullshitting in her car while cruising around Nebraska. Showing me the sights and places of importance – where she used to work, the school she went to, where my aunt got her first car – the places we all have in our own home towns, but that we never really stop to think about.
The restaurants and joints we hit up over the last few days. Qdoba, Spaghetti Works, Which Wich. I’ll be putting together a review of these places in the days to come, you better believe that.
And most importantly, the wedding itself. The beautiful service performed by my uncle, the vows from the bride and groom. The reception too, despite the DJ not showing up. I’m glad we made the trek out to share the day with my favorite cousin on her day. And I’m honored to have Garret as a new cousin.
It’s been an amazing trip to the midwest, and I can’t wait to make it out here again.