On June 5th my husband and I celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary. Sometimes it seems like just yesterday and then at other times it seems like a LONG 30 years.
Thirty years ago we spent our honeymoon in a less than romantic situation. We drove from Boston to Point Clear, Alabama (long story) in a car with no air conditioning and arrived during a record breaking heat wave. The beautiful resort hotel we had booked lost their air conditioning on the day of our arrival due to electrical grid overload. An entire week of 107 degree days that “cooled” to 101 degree nights does not make for the most romantic memories. Having never been to the South I had never experienced heat like that. I remember thinking I was going to die the first half of the week and then wishing I would die the second half of the week.
Ever since that hot week we said we would go on a second honeymoon…kind of like a redo. Well 10, 20, 25 years came and went and work, kids, and finances all got in the way and we never did. So next week, 30 years later, we are finally having our honeymoon re-do. We have rented a small villa (air conditioned) on the Island of St. John. This is the beach we will be visiting; voted one of the 10 most beautiful in the world.
I am so excited!! I can’t wait to get into that water. We fly out early tomorrow morning and I promised my husband no blogging, facebooking, tweeting, or emailing. So I am signing off now for the next 10 days or so.
Oh, and that wedding photo above was also a redo. It was taken about a month after our wedding in front of the Wellesley Town Hall. I am holding sad plastic flowers from the photographer’s studio and my husband re-rented the tux for 2 hours. On the day we actually married we had a huge rain storm. It rained so hard (plus thunder, lightening and flooding) that we didn’t get a nice wedding portrait of the two of us.
SO…off we go…Wish us luck that we don’t have any reason (weather related or otherwise) for needing a redo of our redo!