The Star Advertiser is calling this the Royal Wedding Week. They reported that the wedding is 7,200 miles, 10 time zones and 20 hours of jet travel away from Hawaii.
For us, it will be happening on Thursday with coverage beginning at 10 PM and the actual ceremony at midnight.
British ex-patriots in Hawaii are having wedding parties and some tea rooms are hosting special events which are sold out. Some people are planning to get all decked out with gloves and big hats.
Art says to count him out. He's going to bed since he'll be jogging at 5:30 on Friday morning. My daughter, Tiffany says she vaguely remembers seeing Diana and Charles' wedding in 1981. She would have been in kindergarten. Tif has a memory like an elephant so I'm not surprised that she would remember something like that. She says she remembers just walking in and out of the room where the television was on and that it seemed to go on forever.
I was younger then, too. I wanted to believe in fairy tales... sort of. Charles turned out to be sort of a frog (some might say toad) and Diana came to a sad and tragic end. Tiffany doesn't think she'll be watching since it'll be starting at 3:00 AM Chicago time.
I can't quite summon the excitement I did back then. And yet...
I still want to believe.
I guess I won't know until Thursday what I'll be doing.