Our Favorite Marine

Yesterday we had the privilege of seeing our favorite Marine, Alex Panos, perform with the San Diego Marine Band at the Wheaton Bandshell in downtown Wheaton. Of all places in the US, the band our brother-in-law is in comes to our town! What are the odds? We were very thankful for the opportunity to visit with Alex, and to see the band in concert. Alex has been a Marine for 2 years, but we've never been able to see him play. It was a fun (and patriotic!) evening! Here are some snapshots of the event.

Visiting with Alex before the concert

No Marine concert would be complete without this guy

No photo session with Brian would be complete with out pictures of me! :-)

The "Party Band" doing their thing!

Yup, the arrow says it all - that's him in the back with the trombone!

Thankfully, Alex also had a little time off today, so we were able to take him out to a nice dinner at the Rock Bottom Brewery and for a walk around Naperville (with a trip to Cookie Dough Creations, of course!). Sadly, he is heading out tomorrow so we had to cut our visit short. All-in-all it was a blessing to get to see him and makes us look forward to any other visitors that might be heading our way! Fall is in the air and it is a great time to come see our corner of the US! :-)

1 comment:

Alex and Leah Panos said...

Yay, nice photos and I'm so glad you got to see Alex! Thanks for going to his concert (he felt bad because he thought it was a little long), and he had a great time hanging out with the two of you! Wish I could have been there! :)