We made it…..to our silver anniversary.
Who would’a thought it?
I guess I did, come on, or I would not have gotten married in the first place.
I could write and reminisce about all the ups and downs but I don’t want to….sometimes its good to not relive all the tough times you have lived through in the past. Instead, I want to focus on all of the great times we still have ahead and how we celebrated with a quick getaway up to our local mountains, stayed at our favorite cabin resort and took a little hike on the Pine Knot to Grand View Trail. (and got lost for a couple miles – don’t even ask me how).
A beautiful day for a moderate 6.5 mile hike.
This trail was beautiful. It was fragrant with pine, full of color and mostly shaded all the way up.
I found myself with arms expanded most of the time, catching as much energy from the trees, and the sunlight as I possibly could.
At the top of Grand View, we stopped for lunch. and some silliness.
Heading back down, we somehow missed a cut off and instead of continuing down, we actually started heading back up. Thankfully, a sign alerted us to this mistake, we got our bearings and rerouted our steps. I duly noted my two map and compass classes I had previously taken……. I had my compass but no topo map to go with it. This is hiking 101…..and I failed.
Our favorite place to stay in Big Bear is at the Sleepy Forest Resort. Great prices, friendly staff and I have not been in a cabin that I didn’t like. So many different options. But this time we had Barkley with us, and so we had to stay in one that allowed for dogs. Again, not disappointed, cabin #5, might be on of my favorites of all time. Small but cozy.
We enjoyed a night of light appetizers, football and a fire. I
was in heaven, with all the windows open, enjoying a good night sleep as the temps fell to the high 40’s. Yes, Mike froze. But that’s what blankets are for, I told him. My personal summers are attended to, first and foremost.
The perfect little getaway to start another 25 years of marriage.
With love and adventure,