Monday, August 4, 2008

Happy one year anniversary, Team O!

We made it through our first year of marriage. Hooray!

To celebrate, we strapped tremendously heavy packs to our backs and slogged through the woods for three days. Romantic, eh? Actually, it kind of was — except for the stagnant, muddy creek that was our only drinking water source. We purified it, of course. Regardless, it was absolutely wretched.

We truly felt like a team when the gnats swarmed us and we had to strategize how to get into the tent without being followed by the little nasties. There were so many, our lantern looked like it had a thick coating of tar the next morning from all that had flown into it and burned. Sick!

There were good parts, though, too. I promise. Like the petroglyphs carved by Native Americans hundreds of years ago. Those were indeed very, very cool. And the mist on the ocean in the morning was so refreshing and peaceful. Sometimes it’s easy to forget the true roar of the Pacific when you’re sheltered in Puget Sound.

The best part was just spending time with Morgan. It’s one of my favorite things to do, which is good since we’re married. Hopefully someday we’ll have at least 50 anniversary stories to share with you.

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