Life Is A Road Trip

The Amazing Adventures of a Zoobroker and a Sentiographer


Let's Party!


This is a pic of the folks remaining at 10 o'clock, after some of the less spry guests departed:_mhp3658.jpg

Not actually at the party, but the wedding party took these classic Fords to the Reception. As far as I'm concerned, these were the last great American cars! (Just kidding!) _mhp3468.jpg

The obligatory coordinated dancing rigamarole: _mhp3501.jpg

Andrew Schmale, the Ring Bearer, lets loose: _mhp3603.jpg

The best man, the bride and groom agree to let me do my superman impression. Whoever grabbed my package, THANKS! _mhp3679.jpg

Rich Quick Is a Curmudgeon


_mhp3523.jpg This guy's first words to me: "I seen a fella walking up my driveway, and I say to myself, boy that guys got quite a tan! I'm not racist or anything."

Followed by: "Those damn Polacks are stubborn sunnabitches."

Followed by: "I don't care what color yer skin is, I love them hooters!"

Joe & The Groomsmen


No, not the hottest band in Michigan (although it wouldn't be suprising). Joe was the Best Man, and great fun all night. He had the unenviable job of following up the Maid of Honor's tear-jerker, which better not happen to me next Spring.

The Speech _mhp3544.jpg

It was so good his head got big (that's what you get with a wide angle lens, stop being so damn tall!) _mhp3672.jpg

Introducing the Konings ...


We barely know Mara. We didn't even remember Kevin's name until Mara reminded us via text 24 hours before the event. In any case, what a spectacular couple. I suspect that in another life, Mara would have been a fellow Life-Is-A-Road-Tripper and Kevin would be a regular at Sunday Poker Night. When two strange men crash your wedding at the behest of the bride, a lot of grooms would go into a full blown jealous passive aggressive meltdown. Kevin didn't miss a beat. It probably helps that he's a lot better looking than either of us. And Mara? After that bachelorette party, we tried to suss out if Mara was at all serious. I mean, drunken BS aside, there are a lot of reasons that you don't want two semi-unbalanced road trippers at your wedding. The First Dance _mhp3476.jpg

The Spin Into Kiss _mhp3493.jpg

Once a Girl Scout, Always a Girl Scout _mhp3527.jpg

Both times I've met Mara, she's been wearing a sash. Strange.