Sunday, August 19, 2007

      ( 9:46 PM ) teahouse
Return to El Norte

And we're back!

What a fantastic trip to Central America! It was my first time there, and it was quite an experience. Here are some highlights from my trip:

1. We had the BEST refried beans I've ever had in my life. I told myself, "Wow, this is what they're supposed to taste like!" Nothing like the light brown pukey mess that you get in Tex Mex restaurants in the United States. I could swim in a vat of these refried beans for hours, just letting them soak into my skin. Yumyumyum.

2. We climbed an active volcano! It was unbelievable..we walked right up to where the lava was flowing right past us. It was a grueling 4-hour hike, but totally worth it.

3. It was rainy season, so it rained almost every night. And I got eaten alive by mosquitoes. But I slept well. I always sleep well to the sound of rain.

4. My friend who was getting married is one of the nicest and least aggressive people I know. But lemme tell you, when it came to this wedding, she went off the DEEP END.

She was a total bridezilla, running around and screaming at everyone like a banshee. She couldn't relinquish control!! Even during the ceremony (it was a Catholic mass), while she and the groom were kneeling at the altar, she was turning her head and barking orders at people!

5. Not that I really blamed her for being stressed. Everything that could have gone wrong during this wedding, did.

It rained through the whole ceremony. People went missing and never reappeared. The bride got herself locked out of her hotel room in the middle of getting dressed. The maid of honor refused to wear the ugly bridesmaid dress and got her own, which clashed with everyone else's dress.

Someone forgot the rose petals for the flower girls. They started screaming during the ceremony, drowing out both the thunder and heavy rainfall AND the musicians (who were out of tune anyway, so it wasn't that tragic).

The table full of presents was right under the leaky ceiling, and got soaked with rain during the reception. The pens for the guest book ran out of ink. The caterers made the bride and groom the cake at the beginning of the reception.

Somehow, someone in the dancing crowd at the reception produced a pinata. Pieces of paper mache were flying around, and when combined with the slippery residue left on the floor by the smoke machine, caused the bride to wipe out while dancing.

The best man never got to give his toast. Half the guests never received invitations to the morning-after brunch. The dress wouldn't bustle and had to be held together with duct tape and staples.

The whole time, my Fiance was walking around taking notes in a little notepad. He is committed to making OUR wedding run more smoothly than this one did. Wish us luck!

Oh, and I lost my digital camera, so you'll have to wait for me to get my old-fashioned photos developed before you can see any pictures of this trip..



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