For example, we really really missed being in the states and doing normal US-things. So, on our list of "funbligations" (obligations that are just too dang fun to pass up!) were things like run in Forest Park, have coffee at St. Honoré Bakery, eat breakfast at the Screen Door (omg you need to go there - soul food heaven!), and take a stroll through REI for old time's sake. I know this might sound lame. It's amazing the little things you miss about your home country!
Anyways, we had a tight schedule in which our Portland gallivanting could also count as wedding prep - my family was flying into town on Tuesday, and that's when the prep would kick into over drive.
Saturday morning was a dream. The first thing we did was run 5 miles in Forest Park. Those were the easiest 5 miles I've ever run in my life - everything was so beautiful! (Maybe the euphoria over getting married was kicking in?)
|not me - but just as good!|
After coffee and a shower, we bopped over to the other side of Portland to rehearse with our band, Terracoustic - I'll save those deets for the reception, though. ;)
We truly got derailed when, on Sunday, we tried to fit a 12 mile run in before visiting our venue for the final consultation (2.5 hours away!). The plan was to run most of the Sauvie Island Foot Traffic Flat course (a protected 12 mile route), then stop by the flower farm to see what would be in bloom for our wedding, pick up lavender bouquets on the island, and top the day off with our visit to Westwind.
By the time we finished our run, it was way too late to drive out to Westwind. We called the staff, and rescheduled for Tuesday, hopeful we'd still be able to get everything taken care of in time.
How did you juggle your last-minute preparations? Were you able to maintain your sanity, or did you have to sacrifice anything along the way?
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