July 30th, 2002

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Siblings Weekend 2002

Yes, it actually happened! I'm back, and my brother is successfully married -- as my previous short post from the road indicated. It was a really good weekend, and I'm happy if rather worn out right now.

Clarification: Siblings Weekend 2002 was scheduled long before the wedding was, and the wedding was added almost as an afterthought. The engagement began thursday, and it concluded saturday with a quick City Hall ceremony. I teased M that this whole thing was just so that she could weasel in on Siblings Weekend (as a new sibling), since the original intent was a siblings-only period. However she was busy sunday and monday, so she only joined us on saturday.

Quick recap, so I don't forget the basic stuff:

arrived friday night, sushi
all three siblings crowded into bro's room with the AC

saturday morning, dress up
buy flowers at supermarket
slam foot in car door (owie)
meet M at city hall, watch and photograph wedding
brunch afterwards, ham crepes
wander chicago and shoe-shop with newly added sibling
movie Road to Perdition
lake, navy pier, beer garden, oppressive heat
rescue car, back to bro's, barbeque pork, gelato
bro abandons new wife to join siblings huddled in bro's room with AC

sunday morning, waffles on bro's new waffle-maker
downtown, see place bro's thinking of living next
Earth From Above photography exhibit, art museum (trains and nudes)
chicago-style pizza, Love Child at Theater-on-Lake
ice cream shop
allow bro to join wife for the night and "perform husbandly duties"

monday morning, cinnamon pastries, coffee
architectural boat tour in the rain
mexican food, departure of non-chicago siblings
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