Wedding Road Trip

Sometimes going to a friend’s wedding can be more of a chore than it should be.  You have to drive all the way across town on a beautiful Saturday afternoon, maybe you’d rather be watching college football or mowing the lawn.  Or maybe you just don’t feel like going.  We’ve all been there.  In fact, I’ve been known to grumble about having to drive over to East Grand Forks for a 25-minute ceremony.  Crazy but true.

So that makes the wedding road trip story of my co-worker even more interesting.  I will call him “Scott,” mainly because that’s his name.  Scott is pretty cool.  He works in the engineering department here at WDAZ.  That’s a fancy term for “fixing everything that doesn’t work.”  That includes computers.  A couple years ago, he wore a shirt to work that said, “No, I will not fix your computer.”  LOL-worthy for sure.  Anyway, Scott is leaving for a wedding on Monday.  Why Monday, you may ask?  Well, it’s because the wedding is in Manila.  And not Manila, North Dakota.  Manila, as in the Philippines.  A friend of his is getting married there.  I assume he’s a good friend.  The trip will take him from GFK to MSP to Tokyo to Manila.  18 hours there, 18 hours back.  36 hours round-trip on a plane.  16,300 miles.  I’m tired just typing it.  Another interesting tidbit:  he had to get a series of immunizations for this wedding road trip.  I guess the moral of the story is that I’m not going to complain about having to go to a wedding 12 blocks from my house ever again.  At least not in front of Scott.

7 thoughts on “Wedding Road Trip

  1. I had a friend get married in Red Lodge, MT a few years ago, and on my flight home, an older lady next to me asked why I had been in MT – when I told her for a wedding, she asked if I had been in it…I said I was a personal attendant. Her reply? “You must be a very good friend to travel this far for a wedding!” I hadn’t thought anything of it…but I guess it was a pretty big trip just for a wedding!

  2. I’m excited for my brother & his adventure… just as long as I don’t have to make the trip for him! Don’t follow John too close over there! ; ) Congrats again to John.

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