An “ultimate” wedding day

July 3, 2008 at 4:51 pm (wedding)

I’ve always assumed that the day of the wedding – any wedding – would be spent ironing out last minute snafus (not to mention wrinked shirts), rehearsing the wedding party, and trying to keep nerves in check. We did indeed have a rehearsal early that morning. It had to be early, you see, because the next scheduled event was a game of ultimate frisbee!

Yes, it was “the brides” versus “the grooms” in what Ben proclaimed, with complete accuracy and utter lack of hyperbole, to be The Greatest Sport Ever Invented By Man (and there’s even a book to prove it!)


This is what Ben, Erica, and Company got up to on Friday June 20: ultimate in the morning; nuptials in the evening!

The girls (and boys) in their summer dresses

Nonstop action!

Ben, in a disposable suit (Where did he get that thing?) He literally cut pieces of it off as the game progressed!

Erica, in an old prom dress. She looked gorgeous, of course, despite trying to look scruffy.

Little Quinn had as much fun as the grownups!

The game over, traditional team pictures were duly taken.

Great fun was had by all, in the delicious, invigorating air of beautiful Jackson Hole.

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The bells have rung, in Wyoming’s magnificent Tetons…

June 27, 2008 at 10:08 am (Travel, wedding) (, , )

The wedding of one’s only son – one’s only CHILD, for gosh sake! – followed by one’s first visit to Yellowstone – well, one is pretty much “of sense forlorn” at the moment. I’m now catching up on some much-needed sleep, and having wonderful dreams.

It was all quite fabulous. Details to follow. Meanwhile, feast your eyes…

The Grand Tetons


The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, a sight that has enthralled Ron ever since he first saw it at age 13.


Some of Yellowstone’s bizarre and wondrous geothermal features


These guys just kept turning up by the side of the road. I think they were showing off! At any rate – long may they roam…



But of course – first, came the Main Event, after which, the celebrating began:

Erica and Ben, post-ceremony, visiting with friends – and so relieved that everything went smoothly.

The festivities were greatly enriched by the presence of children. In particular, there were numerous babies. They seemed to be having as much fun as the grownups!


Finally, some more stunning views:

These last three shots were taken from the balcony of our room at the Amanagani in Jackson.

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Wedding Bells…

June 18, 2008 at 8:05 pm (Family, wedding) ()

I’ll be away from Books to the Ceiling for a while, for the best of all possible reasons: to see my son and his beautiful fiancee become husband and wife.

They are getting married in Wyoming; as they say their vows, they will have the stunning Grand Tetons as a backdrop.

I should be blogging again by the end of June. Meanwhile, enjoy the rest of the month – and keep reading!

What is so rare as a day in June? / Then, if ever, come perfect days…”

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