On this, the 26th anniversary of our wedding, I thought I’d share some shots from our honeymoon. Please bear in mind that these were taken in 1985. I was 21 and Alan was 24. Young pups, wet behind the ears and looking to the future. I realize this photos have no aesthetic value. They are just wonderful memories of our time together.
At the end of this post are a few quotes that I added to Alan’s 50th birthday book. I think they are apropos as we count the years (miles?) that we have walked together. Enjoy!
This is us making our escape. Alan still swears that his friends were throwing the rice under-handed and that it went up his nose.
Alan’s brother, Dan, drove us to the airport – where he would wisk us off in…
…this little plane. I have very little memory of the actual plane ride. I do remember flying low next to some bluffs and over the ocean. My main memory is looking into Alan’s eyes and feeling giddy with the fact that I was a “Mrs.”
This was our honeymoon getaway in Sea Ranch. The home was called the Romano. It was so cool!
This was our view from the deck. We have loved the ocean from day one.
This was the first meal we prepared together as husband and wife. Hamburgers, of course.
I know this is corny – but this is the first fire Alan made for us as a married couple.
We took a drive. This is us taking a pic of ourselves. It makes me laugh because it looks like we were so serious about holding the camera in the right place…we forgot to smile!
I love this photo because my hands look so young and you can still see the long manicure from the wedding day. I’m pretty sure I wasn’t going to pick up the crab. I was just trying to show how big it was next to my “wedding hand.”
Of course, Alan had other ideas for the crab…
Looking out into the future, with hope.
Here are the quotes I promised…
The older the fiddler, the sweeter the tune. — English Proverb
If you want to be happy, be. — Henry David Thorreau
You’ve heard of the three ages of man – youth, age, and “you are looking wonderful.” — Francis Cardinal Spellman
In the midst of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer. — Albert Camus
Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be…. — Robert Browning
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, ALAN! I LOVE YOU!