We went out to LA this summer for Zack’s sister’s wedding, and got there a few days early and made a vacation of it. We went to the beach, of course, got to see Zack’s cousins’ new baby, and my parents came down too so we took them to Santa Monica, the Huntington Gardens, and the Warner Brothers studio tour.
There were several large earthquakes while we were there, fortunately far from any big population centers. The bigger one actually interrupted the rehearsal dinner, but fortunately everyone was done eating and just chatting at that point. I think the groom’s family, east-coasters, were surprised how casual the Californians were about it.
The wedding, was lovely, of course. I’d never been to a proper Jewish wedding before, with the chuppah and circling around each other and everything. The rabbi was very good at connecting to the symbolism and making it personal.