|Day 11 of 31|
The wedding was a "no child" wedding which did not really disappoint me in any way. Even though I adore my children (of course), there is not much for them to do in a crowded reception hall full of fancy things. Of course, the children were still one of the main points of conversation and I was happy to whip out my phone to share pictures. I still have trouble leaving them for so long, but I'm thankful to have a babysitter who I trust without reservation.
The wedding was in Philadelphia (about 1.5 hours away) and we left with ample time, arriving in the city with about 50 minutes to spare. But when we turned onto the Ben Franklin Parkway, there was suddenly gridlock traffic. It was the St. Patrick's Day Parade, egads!! We were following the detour and were literally 2 blocks from the hotel but we were stuck in this terrible traffic. Luckily, I spotted a parking spot on the other side of the street, so we made a quick u-turn, parked, and walked the 2 blocks to the hotel. It's been so long since I've lived in the city, I've forgotten about these types of problems!