|Anniversary picture with Wallowas in background.|
Today Rick and I celebrated our 28th wedding anniversary in the most normal of ways: we took a hike! After a thunderstorm aborted hike on Thursday and with today’s forecast perfect weather, we decided to try again. Thursday we went up to Anthony Lakes with the hope of a climb of Lakes Lookout, but heavy snow and a rumbling roll of thunder as we approached the top of the ski lift ridge sent us scampering back down in haste to beat the rainfall.
So…today the skies were clear and the forecast warm but not hot. Perfect. But since we forgot to waterproof our boots (we were going to take the snowshoes with us for a second try), we decided to change directions and headed instead for Dooley Summit and Bald Mountain. In fact, the day ended up warmer than I had planned! I wore shorts on Thursday in the snow, and today donned long pants and was hot the whole time! Go figure!
|Our friendly cattle friends|
|We went to the top of the right hand "peak".|
|The lichen covered rocks.|
Back at the house to clean up and then continue our anniversary celebration! I donned my wedding dress because it fits again and is fun to wear! Unfortunately, I think I have shrunk in the past 28 years because it is about 1-2 inches too long, even with my high shoes on!!! But Rick put on white shirt and black coat and we took some pictures out in the yard. Might even wear the dress again tomorrow at church – it will give people something to talk about!
|I don't think we have aged a bit!|
Dinner was a huge fruit salad, sourdough bread, grilled shrimp, and wine! Superb! Afterwards we went downtown to Earth and Vine and had another drink and split a huge piece of very rich chocolate cake. It was delicious but very filling! A beautiful evening out wandering around town by the light of a half moon. What better celebration of an anniversary could anyone ask for? Here’s to another 28 years….or more! J