Let’s start where we left off, I was stranded in Dallas attempting to get onto an 8:00AM flight leaving Dallas directly to Boston. That flight happened and I was able to land in Boston safely around 1:50PM, with a ride from the airport to Petersham with the other half of the wedding party.
We arrived in Petersham shortly before the wedding rehearsal started. I won’t lie to you, I was both physically and emotionally exhausted after the traveling mishaps. One thing that love does is rejuvenate the soul, because as soon as I saw the happy couple I simply fell back into the groove of my normal self. I realized that regardless of how hellish my travel plans turned out to be, this weekend was not about me.
The rehearsal dinner was riot as I meet members from both sides of the grooms’ families that were a pleasure to get to know. I especially couldn’t get enough of the officiating Pastor’s partner, Bob. He had a personality that was hard to top; he was funny, smart, and extremely friendly. After a fantastic dinner and conversation at the Clamber Hill Inn, I quickly went back to the Robinson Homestead for a quick tour of the childhood home of one of the grooms and his family. The Homestead is everything you would imagine in a movie, warming and welcoming – a place where a great group of siblings can get together and remember all the good times of growing up.
After my tour, I quickly changed from my traveling outfit because a night out on the town was in order. This began my adventures in Athol….
Let me start this off with…can you believe that I didn’t take one picture that night?!? NOT ONE, which tells you that I was having a damn good time. The first place we visited was The Blind Pig. It’s a hometown joint, where everybody knows everybody – expected in the small town setting. They had a great low key vibe and its definitely the place to visit if you want to really get a feel for Athol.
After a few beers, I ventured off just down the street to The Steel Pub to meet my dear friend Kyrra’s baby sister Robyn. Just a little backstory, I felt like I already knew Robyn because of all the times that Kyrra talked about how fantastic she is and witnessing their sisterly bond on Facebook. As soon as I walked in and saw her, I was greeted with the biggest hug ever! That just kick started the rest of my night. I danced, mingled, and drank my way through the Steel Pub. Needless to say, we shut the place down.
Upon arriving back to the Robinson Homestead, I changed into my pjs and headed to bed for the big day.