So there I am, driving down I-15 at 8am on Thursday morning, headed to Provo to hang out at my alma mater. I'm thinking to myself... I love it here! I should move here! 2 hours later, I was completely over that thought! Not that I don't love Utah, but I'm glad to be back home in the humidity. It was tons of fun to wander around campus, trying to see if I could fit in as a student, reading the Daily Universe, grabbing a donut in the Cougar Eat and browsing in the Bookstore. My login at the library still worked too! I couldn't believe the new building that replaced the SFLC, it's huge! But the feeling was definitely there that my time had passed... it's hard sometimes to realize that we can't go back, but then I remember that there's even more to look forward to. I left the Y and visited some favorite scrapbook stores up the valley... a very nostalgic visit to Pebbles in My Pocket was definitely in order! I spent the whole day wandering around, loving the fact that I was traveling somewhere and didn't need a street map. Friday I was up early, went out for some exercise (seeing as how the exercise equipment in the "fitness room," using the term loosely, was about 20 years old and the pool quite frankly scared me!) and then played the tourist at temple square. Of course, then the real purpose of the trip began - meeting Melody and her fiance, Victor, for lunch at the Garden restaurant. Mel and I figured we hadn't seen each other for almost 5 years, but it was as if we had just seen each other yesterday. Her little girl (my god-daughter...lol, even though we aren't Catholic!) has grown up so much and she's just an adorable cherub! While waiting for Melody and Victor, those of us gathered for lunch decided to sample the house specialty... fried pickles. Yes, it sounds quite disgusting, but I have to admit, it was deLICious!!! That night, I had another fun find... the bride and groom and their parents had a dinner and the other members of the bridal party all came in pairs so I headed off on my own for a Friday evening of fun. Shopping and a movie at the Gateway and then as I was coming out of the theater, there was a fantastic band playing on the mezzanine! They're called Madison Something... I'm currently working on getting my hands on their CD! They have an absolutely fabulous sound, very full and energetic, and I was immediately hooked! Finally, of course, Saturday was the wedding. We showed up at Tuscany Gardens in Roy, had a rehearsal, got dressed, and then we had ourselves a beautiful wedding. I, of course, was the lucky bridesmaid with two escorts. Daniel kept asking me how that worked out, but I told him it's because I've been a very good girl :) We celebrated the evening away, Angelina and I twirled ourselves silly on the dance floor, and then the happy couple was off in their limo.