Friday, July 31, 2009

going away...

On July 31, 1971...at the end of a very hot wedding day...we donned our going away outfits...before leaving for a honeymoon on Vancouver Island.

Fast forward thirty-eight years...a few things have changed and some remain the same. It is a very hot July 31st once again...and we are leaving for a vacation on Vancouver Island. Our 'going away outfits' are not nearly so co-ordinated...but much more comfortable and cool (well...actually nothing is cool out here these days). We are looking forward to exploring the island...from the southern tip to the most northerly point...just the two of us in our air-conditioned motorhome. We travel well together...and look forward to the road that lies ahead.

I may be checking in on occasion...and have a post or two scheduled in my absence...and I'll be sure to have lots to share when I return.

Enjoy the summer...


20 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your anniversary and I wish you many more years in the future together. The VI vacation sounds like a perfect way to celebrate. For those of us who married in the same era and have similar pictures with similar fashion, the picture is lovely and brings a smile.

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  2. Congratulations! Your outfits are so early 70's. Makes me smile. We're headed to V.I. on Tuesday but just for a day. It would be great to explore it like you are. Enjoy!!

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  3. Another enduring marriage! Hurray!

    And I hope you have a lovely hat to wear for this trip as well. There is a very interesting millinery shop in Vancouver if you need a new one!

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  4. This picture brought a smile to my Friday morning. Happy Anniversary you two!! I wish you both a fun, exciting and enjoyable time together on your trip. And, like always I look forward to the upcoming posts documenting it. You seem to excel in that! You help me to see parts of the country that I probably will not get to see, and I am thankful for that. Best wishes!!

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  5. Loved the pic of you and hubby..so cute!
    Have a great time on your adventure..a wonderful relaxing time and keep cool..

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  6. Another anniversary and I love those outfits. It's always interesting to see how things have change over the eras.
    You will encounter many special time together and a life well lived.
    Enjoy and may your travels bring you safely home again.

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  7. Congratulation on your anniverary - you have two years on the the Great Dane and me. Wishing you happy sailing across the strait.....

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  8. Great photo and congratulations...have a lovely trip away

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  9. Enjoy your time away, Judy and Elmer! Gosh, you two were as cute a bugs in rugs...no, waaaayyy cuter! (You still are.)

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  10. You look so young, innocient and excited about the future. Congratualtions on your Anniversary! Safe and happy travels.

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  11. Have a wonderful trip! Happy anniversary! Did someone take a picture of your latest "going away" outfits? I suspect you didn't need your sewing machine much this time!

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  12. That picture is just so adorable! Very similar to what we looked like heading off to our honeymoon trip which included Vancouver a gagillion years ago:))))

    Have a wonderful relaxing trip. Enjoy the ocean breezes.

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  13. Happy Anniversary! 31 years together is a lot to celebrate and a very wonderful thing.

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  14. What an adorable photo!

    Happy Anniversary and have a wonderful second honeymoon! I'll be looking forward to learning about Vancouver Island when you get back.

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  15. Congratulations on 38 years and have a wonderful time on your trip. :-)

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  16. Oh Judy .. you and Elmer are so cute. I love the coordinated outfits you had. The 70's had a pretty "special" fashion style. I wished I still had some of my things. . they are nearly back in style. . well. . almost.
    I hope you have a wonderful time. .and congratulations on your 38th anniversary.

    Happy sailing ..across the pond.

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  17. happy anniversary! have a great time away

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  18. Congratulations! Enjoy another honeymoon vacation. Love the matching outfits. Apparently after retiremnet...sometime...people begin to wear matchy matchy again. Such wonderful things to look forward to. Your kids may snicker abit and those you pass by will point and giggle a wee bit at the 'cuteness', but ahhhh it just says we blong and are happy! Enjoy the Islands beauty. Kathy

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  19. Congratulations on your enduring marriage...a treasure to cherish! Have a wonderful trip! Loved the photo of you two!
    XOXO
    Joni

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