The fun was mostly because of the wedding of Jason and Cami Wilcox. I don’t know what you do for fun in Hermiston, so I spent a few hours in my motel room watching cable TV. I did see some incredible snow blowers (the kind they push in front of locomotives to clear the tracks) and made my first trip to WalMart. I tried to avoid WalMart, but when I asked at the wedding/flowers/tuxedo store where I could buy a card, they told me that my only choice was WalMart. I was fairly unimpressed with the selection of cards, but you could get a poor selection of just about everything there.
The blowers were much more exciting. I saw them on my way into town. I had some spare time on Saturday (things didn’t start until 3PM) so I went to have a closer look and, luckily, the guys maintaining the “museum” were there to show me the coal-tar fired plow and the electric plow.
I had a fun meeting both the families who were friendly and welcoming. Of course, it was pretty calm: the most exciting thing that didn’t happen during the bachelor party was when I tried to get them to cut a cake but everyone else was full. But I certainly wasn’t disappointed. And whenever I get the instructions to the horseshoe-ish game that they were playing, I’ll post them here.
The only thing close to a hitch was the trip back. On the first 10 miles from Umatilla to I-84, I got so many bugs on my windshield that I could hardly see when there were approaching headlights. That left 173 miles or so on I-84 with a buggy windshield. I had to wash them all off today and it was quite a chore.