There was tons of construction going on I-85 so it took us about 6 hours to get down there instead of the usual 4. Saturday morning I still had to get in my long run, so I figured I would get out to Furman for a few miles. I didn't realize it was their homecoming weekend until I got onto campus. The giant "Welcome Home" banner over the front gates was my first clue. Then the campus was packed with people in purple, and floats out on the big grass mall. I was still able to get a parking space and put about 14 miles on some gnarly single track trail around the lake. I even saw an old friend while I was out there, it was quite a homecoming indeed!
Funny thing, after I was done running I still had to get back off campus. I had some pretty bad nipple chafing, so the shirt had to go as soon as I got done. Then I was driving out of there through the homecoming parade again, all covered in sweat, snot, tattoos and bloody nipples. And here were all the fancy Furman folks in suits and cute purple dresses, and you know I got some of the strangest looks when I drove out of there. I guess they weren't expecting to see me that day any more than I was expecting to see them.
The wedding was a blast. The story is best told in pictures.
|The first dance|
|Evil Genius was tearing up the dance floor! She loved it.|
|Dancing with my mom|
|The dress swirls out|
|EG dancing with her daddy|
|Bigun dancing with Unc|
|Unc has moves. he gets low.|
|And apparently Unc's girlfriend had no idea he could move like that! (love her!)|
|Me and Kelley getting our dance on|
|The happy couple on their way out!|
|Me with Uncle Palmer. I hadn't gotten to see him in years!|
We got to eat dinner with the tribe and go through the evening ceremonies (that did involve toilet paper, kerosene and fire) and we ended up having a blast. We missed the fun camp-y stuff but still had a blast.