Last weekend B and I took an extended weekend trip to Cleveland. We attended a family wedding, met up with some of his friends, and visited some of his old haunts. Even though Ohio was much more suburban than I'm used to, I enjoyed the change of scenery, and the change in pace.
The wedding was very Catholic. The reception was even more retro - 80's music dominated. They even played the electric boogie; yes, I did the electric slide. The best part was seeing B's super cute niece and visiting his grandparents. Contrary to what you might believe, they were very accepting - in fact, his whole family was. Yes, I know I'm a lucky bastard. They even shared some baby pictures, my favorite part of any family visit.
We stayed with some of Brian's oldest friends, D and W, in their amazing, spacious home. You know, the open spaces that allow for houses is definitely something I, as a New Yorker, am jealous about. But then I just think how easy it is to ride the subway and those feelings melt away. Hehe.
All in all, it was a nice trip, but I could really do without those 8 hour drives.