Here's a picture of where I stayed, Rachel's family lives on the first floor of this really cute building in the lovely town of New Britain, CT.
Thursday night was the bridal shower. It was a good time the closed with a great time of prayer and blessing for Rachel and Shuhrat.
We did a lot pf playing with Rachel's niece's and nephews because all but one of Rachel's extended family came to town (Rachel is one of eight children).
This picture I had to take because I was in shock while on the highway/freeway! There were trees and green everywhere!!! I think if our freeways looked like this in CA there would be a lot less road rage!
Here I am at "the shore" and I was so glad to finally make it to the Atlantic Ocean! It was weird and reminded me of a lake (notice the boats just off shore) but it was the Atlantic none the less!
After church on Sunday, we loaded up and went to Hartness State Park where the wedding was going to be, but instead we had a party and a prayer and blessing time (this picture is looking at the back drop for there the ceremony was - it was beautiful!)
(Kora and I had a ruff start, but by the end of the trip, we were friends - sort of)
Pictures of beautiful Rachel
All in all it was a fabulous trip, Rachel's family was great and it was so nice to spend time with my beloved Rachel (who I hadn't seen in person since my wedding)!