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Forty Years Wedding Anniversary


“You’re going to celebrate your anniversary for three days?” my friend asked incredulously.

“No, no, actually, it’s in two parts, we are celebrating the entire weekend, three days, but it’s because it is too hot to walk around New Orleans; so this is just part one, and in December we will celebrate part two with a trip to New Orleans when we can walk around and enjoy all the Christmas decorations and stay somewhere nice.”

It’s what we do.

There have been some years, particularly years with moves, or new positions, or new contracts in them, when anniversaries have sort of fallen by the wayside. We are enjoying making up for all the missed anniversaries, now that we have the great luxury of time.


We have all kinds of fun plans, a hotel stay, a dinner in a fine restaurant, star gazing out at Ft. Pickens, maybe a dolphin cruise, and a trip up in the very large beach ferris wheel, while it is still at Pensacola Beach. We plan a day in several pools with our son and his wife and our little grandson. All. or part, or some of this may really happen, depending on what the weekend weather looks like. Ft. Pickens has already evacuated all the campers with concerns over this Tropical Storm Andrea coming in, and a dolphin cruise or a trip up on the great wheel may not be such a hot idea at 40 – 50 mph winds, LOL.


AdventureMan and I knew when we married that we were in it for the long haul. We also knew it wouldn’t be easy. We come from different cultures, different life styles. We both had independent lives and responsibilities. We moved a lot. It wasn’t always easy, but then whose life is, when you know that life from the inside? We’ve had some great adventures, and some fabulous, astounding experiences. We’ve met extraordinary people and made very special life-long friends.


When I told AdventureMan our weekend might not be as exciting as planned, he laughed and said “we can bring our books.” He always knows how to make me laugh, and taking books is exactly what we did when we first got married, and would take weekend trips to a lakeside resort called Chiemsee; it would be snowing and cold and we would go into this large old lodge with it’s double doors and double shuttered windows, with it’s eiderdown comforters and huge fireplace, and we would pack books. We would sleep and read, and sometimes go eat. If that’s how this anniversary turns out, it’s a very comfortable and familiar way to celebrate.:-)


AdventureMan loves this blog. He always looks for his name. πŸ™‚ Happy Anniversary, dear husband.

June 7, 2013 - Posted by | Adventure, Beauty, Blogging, Books, Circle of Life and Death, Events, ExPat Life, Family Issues, Friends & Friendship, Hurricanes, Marriage, Mating Behavior, Pensacola, Travel, Values, Weather | , , ,


  1. Congratulations to you both! We just celebrated 33 years and yes, we too are all about the books.

    Comment by momcatwa | June 7, 2013 | Reply

  2. And congratulations to you, MomCat and TopCop! Did you go someplace?

    Comment by intlxpatr | June 7, 2013 | Reply

  3. Congratulation on your 40th wedding anniversary . Well done
    May God protect you and Bless you and your family . What’s the secret AdventureMan ?

    Comment by daggero | June 8, 2013 | Reply

  4. We had gone to San Francisco a couple of weeks earlier for a long weekend, meeting up with number 1 daughter who was there for a conference so we just went to 4 star restaurant for dinner. We did book an amazing cruise for the summer of our 35th tho.

    Comment by momcatwa | June 8, 2013 | Reply

  5. Thank you, Daggero πŸ™‚ We always need God’s protection πŸ™‚ Thanks be to God, we are now in year forty-one πŸ™‚

    San Francisco! That sounds lovely, MomCat πŸ™‚ And a cruise!

    Comment by intlxpatr | June 9, 2013 | Reply

  6. Congratulations on your 40th anniversary! Wishing you many more happy years togother πŸ™‚

    Comment by Danderma Kuwait | June 10, 2013 | Reply

  7. Wishing you the very same, dear Danderma πŸ™‚ And many successful books!

    Comment by intlxpatr | June 10, 2013 | Reply

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