Several times we were caught in the rain and hung out under a ramada watching elk and other critters scramble for cover.
|American White Pelican|
And while there were many tourists during our pre-wedding visit, we found many quiet areas to escape.
|A Robin warns us to read the sign|
I hate weddings with a passion but I understand the importance of them. So since I could not avoid the whole wedding event, I tried my best to make it as natural and simple as possible:) Compromise is great. "You want a wedding? Great! But it's going to be outdoors and like a camping trip:)" And there were other discussions compromising on "this" and "that", but ultimately, I think we have a wedding that represents both of us. It's going to be a Lord of the Rings event. We're going to wear Elvish robes and ride out on Elk:) Enya will also be present singing her ethereal music. My nephews and nieces will dress up as Orcs. My siblings, since they are from Wisconsin(aka the Shire) will dress up as Hobbits. Okay....maybe I'm going too far, but it helps cut down the stresses of planning for a wedding.