Jean and I took the 9 bus downtown last night for a shopping trip to Chinatown. We found the perfect parasols at a small shop right inside the gate. Isn't the scalloped edge adorable? I bought four for this weekend's wedding and managed to bargain the price down a bit to $3 each. Not too bad considering they sell online for $6. I would have gone for a better deal but Jean is embarrassed by bargaining and was cowering next to the jade counter!
We also bought some adorable silk travel cases for jewelry from Asian Image next door. Armed with parasols, jewelry cases, two new dresses, a lot of sunblock and a lot of books, I'm almost ready for the trip. Not your ordinary wedding, this is going to be a three day affair on the grounds of Molly's family cattle ranch in Hayfork. Forget Nicole Kidman, this is the wedding of the year! Rob is picking up the small RV we rented for the weekend tomorrow and has almost finished his best man speech.
We're heading off tomorrow night and won't be back until the middle of next week. I promise to make up the break in posting with lots of details when we return!