The usual LIRR Port Washington train ride would have to suffice. It was good that I grabbed a little bite to eat before the train considering how hot and muggy it was in addition to the fact that I had forgotten to eat all day and it was already noon. Once off the train I power walked my butt to the house. Luckily I came around the corner and into the backyard just as Kerry's next door neighbors made an appearance with what seemed to be three huge gifts. The good thing about Kerry and Chris' wedding website is that mostly everything on their registries were practical items like mixing bowls and sheets, etc.
Sweta, Krissy and the rest of the bridesmaids/bridal party kept everyone entertained with cute bridal shower games starting with a roast to see how well Kerry new Chris and how they related as a couple. Every wrong answer was followed by a shot and every correct answer followed by a Hershey kiss - rather a melted kiss. It was soooo humid and hot that day but thankfully it didn't rain until much later in the evening. Kerry and I played together for "guess the celebrity couples" and bridal bingo. After some games we ate and then watched Kerry open dozens and dozens of gifts...not my favorite part of the party but its the tradition.
Shortly after the gifts were all opened we presented Kerry with her pink and white cake and slowly parted. It was really nice to meet some of Kerry's school colleagues and reunite with some of her long-time friends like Sweta and Krissy. I was also happy to meet Chris's Mom Isabelle and his family. In fact I met one of his cousins who lives in NJ and whose mother and aunt live in Jersey City. They were so thoughtful to ask me if I wanted a ride.