On a very hot, 3rd day in August of 2002 we said "I do". As newly weds 10 years looked like it was way out there somewhere in old fogey land. Well would you know we have reached that mile stone and we are no where near old fogey. haha My husband might think otherwise on my part since I'm older then him but that's beside the point.
To celebrate this special moment, we took our 4 kids to their Aunt Gina's house. After killing, skinning, cleaning, & packaging 11 chickens in the morning for Gina we went on our merry way.
We had the rest of the day just the 2 of us like it was 10 years ago :) Talk about relaxing and exciting! Reuben & I aren't into a lot of shopping. Nor are we into crowded places. We LOVE nature and that is always were we seem to head. So to Emlenton, PA we went. Twas a wild, goose chase down dirt roads through forest and meadows in search of some waterfalls. Going down those country roads in the mountains of PA one never knows what beauty they shall behold.
Our camera zoom did not do this horse farm justice.
An old rickety barn.
Wild life! Always exciting to see.
After driving up and down steep mountains we did find the fall. But we decided it wasn't to our liking due to other people being there. So we traveled down to the end of the road the falls were on and found a mysterious tunnel. We had the spookiest time of our lives for the next while. As we ventured the entire way through the tunnel on foot without a flash light :)
This pictured turned out weird. This is just inside the tunnel entrance.
The darkness sums up our walk. You can see that they have reflectors through the whole thing. However you almost don't notice the reflectors after awhile because you are too focused on the sliver of light coming from the other end which is around a slight bend.
Upon exiting the tunnel this was what we found. The Allegheny River! We had to walk down a steep bank to get to it.
Wild flowers growing along the steep bank.
Upon leaving the tunnel and traveling back through the forest. We stopped here at the bottom of the mountain. It was so relaxing. There was no one around. And all was quiet except for the water going over the rocks. The cold water also created a cool oasis from the heat of the sun that was shining brightly.
And thus ended our little get-away or so I thought :)
While traveling on I-80 heading back towards Ohio. Reuben asks if I'd be interested in doing something unplanned like going and seeing if we could find the B&B we spent the first 2 nights of our honeymoon. To see if we could remember what it looked like and get a picture. Sure I was all for that. So he looks it up on the GPS. What do you know, the place is listed. So he hits the navigation button and off we go on a little detour.
We get off at the Grove City exit and wind our way through the country till we come to the small town. Modern technology is wonderful because we hadn't been there in 10 years so it was great to have a GPS guide us smoothly through town until we came to "Snow Goose Inn". I was getting disappointed that we weren't slowing down and pulling off so I could snap a picture. Instead the crazy guy says "I wonder if I can remember how to get in this place". As he pulls onto the side road next to the Inn. I mentioned that the parking was behind. So he maneuvers the vehicle down the lane and into their parking place and proceeds to turn the ignition off. I'm thinking the whole time this is ridiculous. Why are we doing this now we have to walk around to the front and get that picture. The owners are gonna wonder what we are doing. He grins real big and says "I have reservations for tonight". You better believe it, it took me several minutes to pick my jaw back up off my lap and adjust my eyes back into their sockets. haha
The lady gave us the same room we stayed in 10 years ago. What can I say but that it was "the icing on the cake" to a perfectly, happy day.
These roses and a box of chocolates from Proflowers waited for me in our room. 10 years later and he still makes my heart beat a little faster :) Even if he wouldn't have done all this he'd still be my very best friend and I love him more today!! From the depths of my heart, THANK YOU Reuben Romain for this weekend and all that you did to make me truly feel loved and special. ♥♥♥