Tattered Past

Tattered Past: My ongoing journey through genealogy, history, writing, self-exploration and art. ~~~ Rita Ackerman

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Thirty-Five Years Ago

At this exact time, thirty-five years ago, Doug and I were heading north to Colorado for our honeymoon. We were married at the First Christian Church in Phoenix, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, on Oct. 2, 1976. Through thick and thin we've managed to hold together.

Today we went to Joe's Crab Shack for an early dinner (we both hate crowds) and had crab stuffed mushrooms and the steamed crab buckets. Here we are waiting for our food:

We have to go to Tempe to get to a Joe's so we enjoy making a day of it. To "walk it off" we went to Tempe Marketplace and browsed the stores. I was excited to find that Bath and Body Works have returned to the lavender/vanilla pillow spray. They had a different scent for awhile. This is like the original one and I LOVE it.

For desert we split a scone sitting by the fountains in front of Barnes & Noble.
The sun was starting to set and it was really nice out.

On the way home we pass through the Reservation along the north end of Scottsdale. I took a few pictures along the way. Then I noticed a big heart in the clouds. By the time we got past some underpasses and big buildings the heart was gone.

A few minutes later we saw this rainbow.

It doesn't show up real well but you can see it coming out of the bottom of the clouds right out of the McDowell Mountains.

I can't decide which is better. The darker one has a better setting in front but I also like the flags.

Anyway, it was a wonderful day. Relaxing and full of togetherness.

I wonder what the next 35 years have in store for us.