...and the deed is done!

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Just a little catch-up before our next adventure. We took the #2doods to Copyright Pet Resort on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and headed out early on Thanksgiving day for our drive to Maryland for Stu's brother's wedding on Saturday.

Traffic was light but we lost almost an hour getting breakfast at a McDonald's - they had four employees call in and service was SLOW. Lunch was at a Flying J with a Denny's. Stu got the traditional Thanksgiving meal and I got their Super Bird (turkey sandwich). He did better staying with what he should eat than I did...lol.

We spent Thanksgiving night at a Holiday Inn in Roanoke and got to watch our FAVORITE show via ME.TV, the Thanksgiving episode of WKRP. I snapped a few photos of the television while watching. What a hoot! [click for larger images]

Our final day of driving took us to Annapolis where we checked into an older Best Western late afternoon. The interior of the rooms had been redone and were nice but you could see daylight through the door frame and the walls were paper thin. They were busy both Friday and Saturday nights, Sunday was quieter. Friday night was when we learned how thin the walls were. I was woken out of a deep sleep around 12:30 by the ecstatic sounds of lovemaking in the room beside us. Again at 2:30 and again at 6:30. We had to laugh, that was a first for us.

Saturday was the wedding day and rain was in the forecast. We hoped it would hold off but Mother Nature had her own schedule. There was a lot of family in attendance from both sides, bride & groom. Lots of kids and grandkids, too. Here are a few photos...you can see all the ones I took in our SmugMug album.

Before everyone arrived...

Keeping the little 'uns occupied...

The bride talking to her prospective step-daughter...

The paster, groom and best man waiting...

The brothers and all their girls!

If you are on Facebook, you can view the requisite marshmallow fight in this link. Everyone had a blast, as always. Four McNicol weddings, all with a marshmallow fight at the end. And yes, it was all picked back up - the kids treat that like another game.

We went to the movies on Sunday, family were all busy with their own plans. We saw Widows. Wow! Intense but good. Several unexpected twists kept us guessing. We left early on Monday and drove over 400 miles, spending the night in Bristol, TN area. That let us get home early afternoon on Tuesday. Monday night was bitter cold with a touch of snow. We were happy we could see our car from our hotel window and the remote starter made quick work of the snow/ice.

We did hit a little snow at the top of the mountain...hard to see, it was pretty light but we could see it blowing across the road.

Knoxville had a great alert sign showing as we passed through - of course, there is a whole generation who has no idea what a phone booth is!

Finally, a couple of sights we enjoyed on the trip home...

Ciao for now!


  1. Nice trip. That couple in the adjoining room must have a lot more energy than this old lady.

    Once, while in Las Vegas at a HR Conference I awoke in the middle of the night with the wall behind my bed shaking. I thought GET IT OVER WITH! Not what I thought it was. Earthquake!!!

  2. Wonderful road sign about the phone booth! I have to remember that one!
    WKRP! Oh, Les and the falling turkeys, splatting down from the helicopter! I LOVE WKRP! So many great ones to remember. It was one of those shows all the age groups loved when it was new. Thanks for reminding me, we have at least one season on DVD.
    Lovely wedding. I like how it was about family and friends, and not the window dressings that run people into the thousands and tens of thousands.

    1. It was a wonderful trip! Now on to the next adventure!


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