Tuesday, October 14, 2008

THE TRIP TO CELEBRATE


Several weeks before our up coming 50th Anniversary Mickey surprised me saying he wanted us to go to Flaggstaff, Arizona, where we were married, and Grand Canyon, where we spent our wedding night. I, naturally, was very excited about this and we began making plans.



One of the first things that came to my mind was I wanted to visit as many of our friends as we could along the way. Mickey was most agreeable to that idea so we began to contact people and lay out our plans.




We left on Tuesday, September 30th at 6 a.m. and drove straight through to Albuquerque, NM where my forever friend, Joan, and her husband, Jim, live. Joan & I became friends in the 2nd grade and have been through it ALL together. She truly is more like a sister than a friend. You can go here to read more about Joan and our friendship. I am almost as proud of my 64 year friendship as I am with my 50 year marriage!!!! Both are rare things in today's world.






Here we are leaving our home. I drove every mile of this trip. As it turned out, it is a good thing I was prepared to do so..




We arrived at Joan's at 4:30 MT after our 9 1/2 hour trip. Here is a front shot of their lovely, very authentic Southwest style home. Joan was working that day so we waited on the back patio until she arrived. Here are these two friends greeting each other.


Naturally, after that long road trip we just hung out and went to bed early.



This picture is taken at a lovely restaurant, Yanni's. Joan & Jim treated us to a wonderful dinner to celebrate on October 1st, our 2nd day in Albuquerque.

This is one of the exciting things I had set up (in advance) and looked so forward to. Meeting a Blog Friend!!!!! This makes my 4th & 5th Blog Friend to meet and what a treat. Turn in tomorrow and I'll tell you ALL ABOUT IT.

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8 comments:

The Olson's: said...

Yes, 64yr old friendships 7 50 yr marriages ARE rare things these day. You have much to be proud of and thankful for!

I'm looking forward to reading about your visit with blog friends #4 & #5!
~ Leanne

Nadine said...

Wow a 64 year old friendship! What a wonderful trip you both had. I'm so happy it went so well. Your hubby is sure romantic to trace back the beginning of your 50 years together.

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

I loved the pictures! How amazing to have a friendship that long!

Nancy said...

So nice to meet blog friends and to reunite with old friends too!!! and 50 yr of marriage unheard of today!!! Congrats...

diana said...

it must have made your trip even more special to stop and meet with friends. i'm glad you had this opportunity.

Sharon said...

Sounds like a wonderful trip! I can't believe you've been friends for 64 years! That is just fabulous! I can't wait to hear about meeting a blog friend! That is awesome. I have yet to do that, but really want to.

Have a happy day!

:0) Sharon

Frazzled Farm Wife said...

I am so glad to hear that Mickey is doing great. What a crazy few weeks you have had!

Sounds like you had a great visit with Joan. Can't wait to hear all about your meeting with the blog friends!

Carla said...

I'm so glad both of you are feeling up to such an exciting trip! Have fun, be safe, and ENJOY!