52 and 48 - those numbers I'll offer to anyone, I'm proud of them. Dave and I have been together for 52 years.
|16 and 17 year old babies|
Yesterday we were married 48 years. It seems like just a breath ago, and it seems like forever. We still have smiles on our faces.
Years ago, when we were around 17, we loved to visit nearby Letchworth State Park. We carved our initials into a tree near the Lower Falls. Ah, youth.
Yesterday we went back to Letchworth to have lunch at the lovely Glen Iris Inn and to see if we could find that tree. Would it still be standing? Our son, Jesse, reminded us to "look up" for those initials. It made us laugh.
|After traveling all over the country, I'm not sure I agree but|
it is a very beautiful park.
|Glen Iris Inn|
named after the Greek goddess of rainbows
|The large veranda overlooks the magnificent middle falls|
which is often under a rainbow.
We sat in the glass walled dining room (it was spitting rain so we passed on being seated outside) flanked by banks of beautiful flowers.
|Black Eyed Susan and Daisy outside our window|
We thought it fitting that we were seated behind Black Eyed Susans and Daisies. Don't tell Dave I told you this, but his nickname was "Daisy" when we first met....shhhhh.
We enjoyed eating a lunch we would have ordered back in the day. I had a Monte Cristo sandwich with Supreme Sauce and Dave loved his Roast Beef on Kimmelweck sandwich with plenty of good old fashioned Buffalo horseradish. It's not good horseradish if it doesn't make your eyes water says he.....
|Man, that's good horseradish!!!!|
After lunch we drove around the beautiful, intensely green park trying to remember if "our tree" was below the Upper, Middle or Lower Falls.
The amazing stone work done by the CCC is everywhere.
|Middle Falls outside the Glen Iris Inn|
|beautiful Upper Falls|
We finally found the foot bridge that led across the river and into the woods where "our tree" was (is?). Unfortunately it started to rain as we approached and the bridge was 200 feet below us. A long muddy walk. Next time.
|see the tiny footbridge below?|
|Monarchs filled the air, enjoying their favorite food,|
Despite the rain, it was a lovely way to spend an anniversary day.