In 1988, on a 110 degree in day in Houston, our living room was a chapel as Downtown Dad and I got married in front of 25 slightly soggy friends and relatives. A day later, we bid a 5 year old Bobby farewell as he boarded a Northwest bound plane on the first of his summer visits to his dad’s place in Seattle, while we boarded a Northeast bound plane for our honeymoon in Gettysburg.  It was, after all, the 125th anniversary of the civil war battles there.

Today, 2 more kids, 6 houses, 4 states, 5 dogs, 6 birds, 5 cats, 8 cars, 100 pounds, 15 jobs, and 25 Junes later, on a 72 degree day in Minnesota, our living room is a staging area as the two of us load up our trusty carship for a 9 day roadtrip/voyage/second honeymoon in Gettysburg.  It is after all, the 150th anniversary of the civil war battles there.

Tomorrow the adventure  begins   escalates  continues…


  • Posted July 1, 2013 7:40 pm 0Likes
    by Karen (formerly kcinnova)

    Happy 25th anniversary! Enjoy your trip to Gettysburg. I would have loved to have our 4 years in Virginia match up with more of the commemorations marking the 150th anniversary of the Civil War battles. Such a complicated piece of our history, and so fascinating.

  • Posted July 12, 2013 2:04 pm 0Likes
    by Patty@homemakersdaily

    Hope you had a great trip and congratulations!

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