Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Hitting The Road

Things were going along pretty well until I tried to block rooms for the wedding.  That is when I learned the wedding is the day before the Daytona 500.  Rooms were hard to come by and very expensive but I had a block at two hotels and just needed their final choice to lock them in.

Then I was ready to walk out the door on Monday morning.  Ted brought me my phone, he said I had a voicemail.  It must have rung while I was in the shower.

It was from Kristin informing me she received an email from Maison and Jardon saying they were losing their lease the end of October and were not renewing.  Therefore the February wedding reservation was cancelled.  They have been in business since 1972 and choose to close four months before the wedding!

I had to go to bunco but she and I spent most of the day on the phone.  There were so many variables.  If we moved the date up, could we pull it together?  Could we move it up a day to Friday?  Were the church, photographer and DJ available the day before?  Should we move it to spring?  There are no weddings in Catholic Churches during Lent so it was 3/1 at the latest or wait until the first Saturday in May.  We have an Ohio wedding April 26 so that pushed us back even further.

When we lived in Florida we were members of the DeBary Golf and Country Club which gave us access to the Citrus Club in downtown Orlando.  It was a shot in the dark but we called them. Today they got back to us and they have the date open!  All right!

Now we are back to finding a block of rooms in downtown Orlando.  I don't want any more surprises with this wedding.  Let's hope it is smooth sailing at least for awhile.

We left this morning and are in Texarkana, Arkansas for the night.  We will hit somewhere between Memphis and Nashville tomorrow with a push into Bardstown on Thursday.  

Take care and have a cool summer.

"A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person."

~ Germaine Greer 

1 comment:

Carol said...

Safe travels my friend!