Today marks 33 years since Mark and I got married, on a little bridge that arched over the Wekiva River. We’d spent four years hiking, camping, and canoeing on that river and others in central Florida, so to us, it was the perfect place to share our marriage vows. 

I can still see the crystal clear, turquoise water from the springs flowing under the bridge, while a red-shouldered hawk made lazy circles across a blue silk sky above us. A mossy, green-backed turtle paddled by below, and the day couldn’t have been more perfect for an outdoor celebration. And guess what? We’re still chugging along after all these years, not quite as spry or flexible as we once were, but enjoying the ride, regardless.

Yes, we still love the river and woods, though we haven’t hiked  into the wilderness to camp lately. These days, we cruise the St. Johns River from the shaded comfort of an eco tour boat, instead of a canoe, but it’s just as beautiful as ever, and a lot easier on our backs. 

Mark stayed home from work today so we can spend the afternoon browsing antique stores–or whatever else strikes our fancy.  Yeah, we’re “old fogies” now, as my grandmother would have said, but we’re doing just fine overall, loving life and each other as much as ever. 

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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    • A very nice day, Mae. Just hanging around, taking it easy, browsing some shops nearby, and an early dinner out. Home now, ready to relax for the evening. We aren’t big “To-Do” kind of folks these days. I do, however, plan to have a family birthday party at the end of March for all our spring babies, me included. Very much looking forward to that. Nothing fancy, but a fun afternoon with lots of food and catching up. 🙂

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    • Ha! I’m afraid we aren’t very much like Mac and Sarah at all, but we do have “staying power.” 😀 Thanks for the anniversary wishes, Trish. We did have a very nice day, wandering here and there as we felt like. But we discovered most of our favorite antique stores have been replaced by clothing boutiques (something NEITHER of us has any interest in). So we didn’t end up getting anything to commemorate our day. Guess we’ll have to have another one soon! 😉

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