August 20 2014

Americana

I can’t think of a way to fully relate the experience we had at a BnB in Coeur d’Alene on Sunday night. Not without leaving some social media bread crumbs that could lead the innkeepers to a post about it. And I would be horrified of they knew I was snarking on their place, because they were gracious and decent hosts.

But lo, it was an experience. The house was built recently - in the last 10 years - and their theme was Americana as seem through a candy store replica prism. Suffice to say, not my taste, but that wasn’t the issue.

I booked the Treehouse Suite, thinking its distance from the main house would afford us privacy. Alas, it was more treehouse than suite. No plumbing or running water. That meant a climb down about 20 stairs, then 100 feet, to use the “private, dedicated bathroom” in the main house. While I am a girl who commits to sleep and doesn’t get up to pee in the middle of the night, that makes me a girl who has to pee first thing in the morning. And that is a trek for a girl who danced two nights in a row with high heels and shit ankles.

I should also mention that there was a wall mirror the size of a compact. This is only relevant because I had to get ready for the wedding in a treehouse with a tiny mirror. I will leave it to your imagination how I looked. Townie.

(I will add here that we found a 24 hour Mexican joint around midnight after the wedding and had one of the best dates of our lives there)

Casey had an early meeting, so he flew home, and I drove alone across the state. The 7am breakfast was, frankly, amazing. “Doych” pancakes (Dutch pancakes), spicy hash browns, and maple bacon. Hit all of the right spots, and almost made up for the lack of in-room plumbing.

Almost.

August 19 2014
After a weekend of wedding food, we were both craving a home cooked meal. I made pan fried opah (moon fish) with a lemon-miso butter sauce on a bed of quinoa, with off the cob corn and soy-steamed broccoli. 

There is no place like home.

After a weekend of wedding food, we were both craving a home cooked meal. I made pan fried opah (moon fish) with a lemon-miso butter sauce on a bed of quinoa, with off the cob corn and soy-steamed broccoli.

There is no place like home.

August 18 2014
Pretty terrific end to a very, very full weekend.

Pretty terrific end to a very, very full weekend.

It’s a drive-by fruiting!

It’s a drive-by fruiting!

August 17 2014

Crazy as it sounds, we are on the road to another wedding - in Couer d’Alene, ID.

Rainier and I became fast BFFs last year. Weeks after WA legalized same sex marriage last year, he excitedly told me to save Aug 16, 2014. He was crushed when I told him that was my one non-negotiable date of 2014.

The next day, he and Eric told us they moved it back a day, to Aug 17th. “We waited this long for it to be legal, so we are going to have everyone we love there.”

So we road trip. Pretty sure I still have makeup on from last night, but we wouldn’t miss this for the world.

August 16 2014

Kyle may have won the sibling wedding wars by serving a late night snack of Dick’s burgers and Rainier beer.

Bastard.

First dance to Pearl Jam, because obvious.

First dance to Pearl Jam, because obvious.

Brother and wife! And other brother!

Seattle sibling snobs

I got married in Pioneer Square. Had my rehearsal dinner at our loft in the International District.

My oldest younger brother got married on Capitol Hill. His rehearsal dinner was at the Space Needle.

My youngest younger brother is getting married in Sodo, and had his rehearsal brunch at the Chinese Room in the Smith Tower.

August 15 2014
Hosting the wedding eve tailgate for the out of towners.

Hosting the wedding eve tailgate for the out of towners.

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I am an attorney on the right, yet left coast.

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