Tuesday, August 14, 2012

An Anniversary Get-Away

In celebration of our twenty-fifth wedding anniversary, Doug and I decided to take a quick trip to our neighboring state of Ohio and visit Cuyahoga Valley National Park. As close as we live to it, we'd never been there. 

It was late in the day when we reached the park, but that's often a great time for photography.

We hadn't had time to do much exploring and were still not quite sure how this national park was laid out. But these major highways appeared to go right through it. In the late-day sunlight, the highways and the reflection in the water made a pretty picture.

Again, the late-day sun brought out the richness of the wood in this old barn.

Isn't this guy a beauty?

This isn't a great picture of Brandywine Falls, but it lends perspective to show the size of the waterfall.

Brandywine Falls

The trail to Brandywine Falls isn't long, but it involves a steep descent down these wooden steps.

This is the trail to Brandywine Falls, taken on our way back to the parking lot, walking toward the setting sun.

Twenty-five years! When we married at the ages of 42 and 44, we didn't even think we'd live this long!


  1. oh, congratulations to both of you! i think that is a great age to get married. earlier than that and you don't know yourself well enough and have to figure it out as you go. :)

    those are beautiful falls photos. lovely area!

  2. Happy Anniversary... Looks like you had a great time. We loved Brandywine when we saw it last Fall... There are quite a few other waterfalls in that area which we saw...

    Another blog friend (another Linda) also was at Brandywine about a week or two ago...

    Thanks for sharing. Sounds like you two had a good time.

  3. Congratulations on your twenty-five years together. And what a great place to celebrate.

  4. Congratulations on 25 years. i hope you can enjoy many more years together.
    I think you were at this park at just the right time. The lighting in the pictures is perfect. I love that golden glow of an evening light.

  5. Congratulations and Happy Anniversary! The place looks like the perfect setting to spend a milestone anniversary. Y'all still have many years left!!

  6. Congratulations on 25 years of marriage! You two are so right are just getting here's to another 25! Loved your pics, what a beautiful place! The pic of the deer may make Terry have a bad case of "Buck Fever!"

  7. Congratulation on the 25th anniversary, it's really something to celebrate! :) I've read that this anniversary is called silver... and it's great that you still discover new places together.

    I love the picture of the barn, its colours are warm and pleasant!

  8. Congrats to you and Doug. :) Such a lovely anniversary trip. The deer is just gorgeous as are all the scenes. That time of day is a photographer's best friend.

    So, to where will you travel on your 50th?

  9. What a nice anniversary trip. So glad I found your blog. We too married later in life, and made 33 years this past spring...hoping for many more. Congratulations to the two of you!


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