Friday’s Photo 2.0 and temporarily signing off

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.


Trunk Bay St. John

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!

15 Responses to Friday’s Photo 2.0 and temporarily signing off
  1. Jennifer Reply

    That is such a great story….I am so excited for your trip!!! You deserve it and I hope you have an amazing time!!
    I can’t wait to hear all about it and see the photos!
    Enjoy unplugging, we all need to every once in a while!

    • Linda Holt Reply

      Thanks Jennifer! A little scary to be unplugged for a full week but I am very excited!

  2. Susan Siefer Reply

    Here’s wishing you and Jim a well deserved 2nd honeymoon. You were and still are a beautiful couple…have fun! Susan

    • Linda Holt Reply are so sweet to say that.

  3. Kelly Reply

    How sweet!! Great story.I lOVE the picture of you and your new husband and your plastic flowers!! Great memories to share with the family. Have a great time on your honeymoon!!
    St. John looks beautiful!

    • Linda Holt Reply

      Thanks Kelly…sure wished we still looked like that!

  4. Marie Fox Reply

    Congratulations you two! Enjoy your redo honeymoon. Fabulous story Linda.

    • Linda Holt Reply

      Thanks Marie! hopefully the redo will have good weather!

  5. Kathy Spencer Reply

    Have fun on your honeymoon nigt re-do! ; )

    • Linda Holt Reply

      🙂 will do Kathy!

  6. Sherry Daniele Reply

    I love the picture, Linda, and what a great story. I say, if you made it this long after that challenging start, you’re ‘golden’ :> I hope your St. John vaca goes swimmingly. You certainly earned it!

    • Linda Holt Reply

      Thanks Sherry and now we just have to hope that the storm brewing down in the tropics will by pass St. John

  7. Mira Furth Reply

    Linda, first, congratulations for finally doing the re-do! you look as beautiful today. Loved the wedding and honeymoon story. My favorite Lilly Tomlin’s saying is that comedy is tragedy plus time! St. John is a great choice for the re-do. we spent 10 days at Maho Bay 6 years ago and it was the best Caribbean vacation we have had. it is truly a magical island. should you read this today, enjoy enjoy enjoy and hugs to both of you.

  8. Linda Holt Reply

    Thanks Mira for your kind comment. Everyone says St. John is beautiful so I will take lot’s of photos!

  9. [...] of St. John.  It was a 30 year in the making honeymoon “redo” that you can read about here....

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