For our honeymoon, we explored the great city of London together for ten glorious days. We came home with London in our hearts, smiles on our faces, and lots of new shoes in our suitcases, but much to Dave's mom's chagrin, no pictures whatsoever of anything touristy one might hope to see in London.
With the way things started--travel wise--it should be no surprise that we had high hopes for traveling together to many other great cities in the future... But as our anniversary rolled around each year, we schemed and planned... only to end up enjoying each others company on a picnic date somewhere nearby, dinner at a restaurant, or a day together in nearby San Francisco (which counts as a city, by the way, but we live near it, so its not quite the same).
Finally, as year nine crawled slowly toward year ten, David put his foot down and said, "This money is earmarked for our ten year anniversary and this year we're gonna go somewhere." I was little dubious.
Despite my dubiosity (I just made up another word), or lack of faith, our ten year anniversary rolled around and we found ourselves on a plane bound for Portland, Oregon! Another city to explore together and (thanks to Allison for babysitting) six glorious days to do it.
Now that we are twenty-nine and thirty years old, ten years into our marriage, and parents to two lovely children, I find traveling and exploring with David even more enjoyable than before. I am so thankful for such a friend and constant companion and look forward to visiting many more cities together in years to come... Hopefully before our twentieth year of marriage.
There were so many interesting things to see in Portland, I couldn't stop taking pictures! Ten years ago, in London, we didn't have "camera phones" and we didn't have cellphones at all twelve years ago in New York. My, how times have changed! This year--thanks to the iPhone--we have plenty of pictures to share with Dave's mom and to share with you, as well...
It looks like we got home just in time, because Caiden had already put up missing
person parent posters!