Mike and Maria's Wedding
Pre and post-Maria and Mike's wedding at the K. family residence in Ida, MI.
Started off with the redeye to ORD in supposedly the best domestic first class seat in United's fleet, 1B on a Boeing 757-300. Hooray for free upgrades!
The highly-regarded Summer House Santa Monica at Chicago O'Hare's Terminal 2 wasn't bad, but it was definitely overrated. Then a flight on a tiny, cramped Embraer ERJ-145 regional jet to DTW, a quick nap at a very nice, rustically-themed Holiday Inn, and off to Maria and Mike's wedding!
The next day was brunch at the K. residence, where the newlyweds opened gifts and socialized under a much more relaxed atmosphere with their guests. The L. women also got to show off their skill with firearms, impressing the K. men.
Wrapped things up by heading back home via a much nicer regional jet (CRJ700) to ORD, and then managed to get on an earlier flight back home (YAY!), but had to give up my complimentary first class seat (BOO!). Oh well, it was definitely worth it to get home 2 hours earlier than planned!