Monday, April 07, 2008
Special Wedding Agent Jamie and I made a very quick scouting trip to Missouri this weekend. It was originally going to be a dress shopping extravaganza, but since I walked in and bought my dress off the rack last weekend, we were free to do other fun stuff.
Of course, Jason wasn't there, so we weren't making major decisions, but I really just needed to see the place in person. This is Summit Lake Winery just outside Jefferson City, Missouri, which is the state capitol. It sits high on a hill overlooking the highway and also the state capitol building. While it's rather brown here, I think it will be gorgeous in late August.
We decided that it was better to start out with a nice location, so we don't have to decorate quite so much. I mean, twinkle lights in the Elks Lodge only go so far.
Here's the inside and Janice, the caterer. She is a hoot and very organized. We talked about the flow of the wedding and reception--things I had no idea about.
I'm not so sure about those pizza hut style chairs, but I'm not sure if I can afford to rent the covers for them either. Any (inexpensive) suggestions?
After all the wedding stuff, we headed to Central Dairy for a taste of the local specialty. As a kid we always wanted to stop here on our way home from Grandma's. Most of the time we didn't. Mom told us it was closed on Sundays, which we now know to be untrue. Oh well. There's my dad after the fruitful trip.
Central Dairy is the local dairy which still has a storefront, when most dairies closed up shop long ago. It looks just the same as it did 20 years ago, and probably more, but I only remember back 20 years.
Mom is simultaneously eating her ice cream and disapproving of the sugar and fat content of the afternoon. Hey, we walked for an hour at Memorial Park right after this, so we worked off at least one of the scoops!