I'm driving down to Chicago today for a bachelor party. It's for a friend of mine that I've had since grade school. Most of the people there will be my oldest and closest friends. Having missed the bachelor parties of other friends for various reasons, I'm really looking forward to it. It's so rare, now that people are married and have families, for us to get the chance to hang out sans wives, girlfriends, and kids.
It sounds like it's going to be a pretty simple affair, nothing more than a bunch of beer, grilled meats, and poker, all in one convenient location. Perfect.
I, for one, am looking forward to many deep, heartfelt discussions about what marriage means to each of us. It will be fun to sit around and reminisce about the times we used to dress up and play wedding and remember all the dreams we had as little boys of the day we would finally get to be a groom.