I know, I know... You've all been waiting for me to start posting again as promised in my last post. Well, let me just share a little bit about how July went, and maybe you'll understand the my need for a bit of recovery time.
This year my parents have been married for 50 years! That's right, this year was their 50th wedding anniversary, and that is really something to celebrate, because let's face it...unfortunately, not many couples make it 50 years any more. I won't go into the reasons why, because we all know why...divorce rates, getting married later in life, etc. Let's just focus on my Mom and Dad for now, and not think about those other things.
I wish I had a photo to show you from when they got married, but those are all at their house and not scanned. (I think I've just found a new project that should be done.) Anyway, they got married on July 6, 1963. Here's some trivia for you, on July 1, 1963, the U.S. Postal Service introduced ZIP Codes...
|My handsome father and beautiful mother!|
BTW, the above picture of my mom and dad was taken at our wedding reception two years ago.
It was a great trip. The resort is in a state park, so there were deer all over the place. We rented a three-bedroom cabin, and I think I've found our new "dream" house layout. It was spacious, with a huge fireplace, a deck off the back, and a fantastic view. We even had a deer that slept under our back deck! I wish I had gotten some better pictures of it.
|Living room in the cabin.|
|Deer behind our cabin|
I've kind of gotten off track with this post... Well, let's just say, Mom and Dad's anniversary trip was a success. Much better than an anniversary party would have been, because we got to spend some quality time with them. Dad and Jim got to go golfing together. Mom and I went antique shopping. Everyone went horseback riding together. (Well, except me, because my Lupus decided to flare on that day, so I couldn't go.)
It was a great trip. And that was just the start of July. I have even more to tell you in the next post!
But until then... Enjoy the beauty of the mountains in West Virginia!
|Sunset over the mountains|
|Looking down the gully.|
|Another beautiful sunset over the mountains.|
|Looking down the mountain along the tram lines.|