On a rare Saturday off

Mell and I don’t have a wedding today so we’re to Columbia to see the Gamecocks beat the UAB Blazers (26-13). It works out because our May 16 wedding couple lives in Columbia so we were able to do their engagement portraits on the Horseshoe at USC.

We then attempted the drive home, but our car broke down in the center of Columbia (luckily at a stop light). We found some very kind guys who helped push the car into a parking space. We then were turned away from two hotels because it was Parents Weekend at USC. Thankfully, the Gamecocks always take care of their own, and we got the last room in the swanky The Inn at USC. Not bad at all for breaking down close to midnight!

The next day, we went to the church Nathan attended in college and got directed to a mechanic who IS open on Sunday. Everything happened within a mile radius. The breakdown was only 4 blocks to the hotel, the church was only 3 blocks from the Inn, and the mechanic was only 2 blocks from the church. Thank God that we didn’t break down on highway and that our car only needed a new battery!