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Showing posts with label BETSY AND GEORGE. Show all posts
Showing posts with label BETSY AND GEORGE. Show all posts

Monday, July 27, 2015

2001 Honeymoon Cruise

Dear Blog Friends,   I am going down 'memory lane' today to share some pictures of our honeymoon in September of 2001.  As most of you know,  we were married on June 23 that year and took our cruise that September.  We flew to San Juan,  Puerto Rico---and caught the "Monarch of the Seas" (Royal Caribbean) there.  That week we visited St. Thomas,  St.  Maarten,  Antiqua,   St. Lucia,  and Barbados.  It was an awesome cruise and we loved every minute of it.

BUT--while on that Honeymoon,  something terrible happened in our dear USA...  September 11, 2001 happened.... GADS...  We got bits and pieces about the tragedy while on ship ---but didn't get the magnitude of what had happened until we headed back home on September 16.   When we got to the Atlanta Airport,  it was almost vacant.. That was the weirdest feeling I have ever had.... Needless to say,  we were glad to be home,  but so sad for our country and all of the lives that were lost.

Here are a few pictures I chose from that cruise ---and all of the side trips we were able to take that week.   Hope you enjoy the pictures!





We loved our seaplane ride over the Virgin Islands.  Look at the color of that water!



St. Lucia was BY FAR our favorite island... We loved the catamaran ride --and also the tour of the banana plantation and an active volcano.



The tour of this plantation was SO interesting at St. Lucia.



My idea of paradise!!!!!!  This picture was taken from our catamaran.



It was neat taking a ride in a submersible....  I love seeing what is deep down in the ocean... Gorgeous!



We also enjoyed this tour.  It was a beautiful church --and plantation at Barbados.



The beautiful coastline is what I remember the most about Antiqua.



See why we love St. Lucia?  SO many pictures ---and so much beauty all around!!!



We enjoyed gorgeous sunsets every evening (and sunrises every morning) from our ship.
Hope you enjoyed seeing some of the MANY pictures from our Honeymoon Cruise in 2001...  I enjoyed taking you down "memory lane" today!!!

George and I both are doing fine.  We both are working hard on healthy eating and lots of exercise these days!!!! The biggest joy is our 2.5 mile walks each evening at sunset (and in darkness) around nine holes of our golf course on the cart path (AFTER the golfers leave).   One of these days I'll share some of our pictures with you from some of these nightly walks.

Hugs,

Monday, April 27, 2015

APRIL 21st---Special Day for George and Me

On April 21,  2001---George and I went to Fall Creek Falls State Park,  Tennessee,  on a 'date'....  Even though our FIRST date had been just a short time before, on March 29,  I think that we both knew by this time that we were falling in love ---and wanted to spend our lives together.   SO--it was at Fall Creek Falls where these true feelings for each other came out  (since I got my FIRST KISS)!!!!!  Not only did our love for each other grow with each passing hour,  Fall Creek Falls is also where our love of waterfalls and hiking began.  SO---we visit that special place each April 21st ---and just enjoy a day of CELEBRATION....

Today,  I'll share some pictures from that day in 2001 and similar pictures taken this year on our day at Fall Creek Falls  (14 years later)...  SO much has happened in these 14 years,  but our love just continues to grow and grow.

Hope you enjoy seeing these pictures from our very very special day!!!!


Fall Creek Falls and Coon Creek Falls on April 21, 2001



Fall Creek Falls and Coon Creek Falls,  April 21, 2015;  More water!!!!  Also--helps to have a better camera!!!!! 



Betsy at Fall Creek Falls,  April 21, 2001



Betsy at Fall Creek Falls,  April 21,  2015  (much cooler weather in 2015)



George at gorge overlook,  April 21, 2001



George at the same overlook,  April 21, 2015



Betsy at gorge overlook,  April 21, 2001;  I'm sure you are going to ask about the GREEN SOCKS... WELL---I had a green top on when we first got there,  but the weather was so warm that I took it off...  Hence--the GREEN SOCKS with a black outfit  (which has been a joke with us for 14 years---ha ha )



Me at that same overlook on April 21, 2015;  NO GREEN SOCKS this year! ha



George at another gorge overlook on April 21, 2001



George,  the photographer,  at the overlook,  April 21, 2015



Betsy --doing what I do A LOT:  SITTING on a ROCK:  April 21, 2001 (don't know where those black shoes came from --but they looked better than the white keds with GREEN socks!!!???? ha ha)



Me --14 years later,  STILL sitting on a rock!!! This year,  I wore my hiking boots --which I didn't even have at that time in 2001...   (photo taken April 21, 2015)



Even with the green socks on, on April 21, 2001,  I was trying to act as if I was not afraid on that Swinging Bridge.  (Trying to impress the man, I guess.. ha)



BUT---even though I'm not crazy about Swinging Bridges that sway back and forth,  I did manage to walk across this one again on April 21, 2015.



Betsy and George at Fall Creek Falls  (Cane Creek Cascades) on April 21, 2001


Fourteen years later,  here we are --at the Cane Creek Falls Overlook,  April 21, 2015




FINALLY,  this is George Hole --where I got my first kiss.  We were sitting on a blanket here looking at pictures from his trips to China.  THEN--as George says it,  he 'stole' a kiss..  I thought I had died and gone to heaven!!!!! Talk about WONDERFUL!

 Here is a picture of US at George Hole (at Fall Creek Falls State Park) on April 21, 2015 ---where I still enjoy receiving a kiss (like we have done when we have come here these past 14 years).

I hope that George and I have MANY more April 21sts to CELEBRATE...  Fall Creek Falls State Park is a very special place for us,  and I'm sure that we will continue to go back as often as we can.

Some other important '2001 firsts' for us on this journey:  4/26--George 'unofficially' asked me to marry him;  4/27--I met more of G's family;  May 7--I got my ring, and George 'officially' asked me to marry him--in front of a BIG group of people;  May 12--we decided our wedding date;  May 13--George met two of my three sons....

We got married on Jun 23, 2001 in Knoxville, Tennessee, having a small ceremony beside  the water with family.  It has been a marvelous 14 years ---and I thank George Adams for coming into my life and making me such a blessed and extremely happy woman!!!!!  I love you,  Sweetheart!

Hugs,

Monday, March 9, 2015

Happy Birthday to my Wonderful Husband, George

The Birthday Boy (born 3/9/42) --Photo taken on 2/13/15,  at Greenbriar in the Smokies
Please take a few minutes and go to George's blog  (click HERE)  and wish him a Happy 73rd Birthday...  You all know how much I truly ADORE this man.  God put us together---and  with God at the center of our lives,  we have a wonderful life together.  I especially feel SO blessed to have this fantastic man in my life...

I will share some pictures I took of George during our Valentine's Trip to the Smoky Mountains on Feb. 12-13.   Please click on the photos for enlargements.


The first place we stopped on 2/12  was the Foothills Parkway.  The photographer was busy taking a picture of the little bit of blue sky we saw on that trip!



The wind was COLD up there on that mountain on 2/12,  along the Foothills Parkway. George seldom gets cold --but it was definitely VERY COLD that day, even to him.



Next,  after leaving the Foothills Parkway,  we drove on the Wears Valley Road (near Sevierville) in order to check out a group of waterfalls and cascades that we love to see and photograph.  George --as you know--LOVES to take fancy water photos.  This is a perfect place (although, as I said,  it was a very very cold day --and snowing a little)... Photo was taken on 2/12/15;



We did get a little snow as we drove along Little River Road (toward Gatlinburg).  We walked down the hill to check out  Mannis Branch Falls.  I like this picture of George  (on 2/12)  on his knee getting the perfect picture. 



My Sweetie will climb all around the rocks and boulders to get some good pictures.  This picture was taken on 2/13 at Greenbriar in the Smokies.



Photo taken at Greenbriar in the Smokies on 2/13/15;  I LOVE LOVE LOVE this picture of my Sweetie.



Us on a COLD COLD day in the Smokies (photo taken on 2/12/15)
I'll close with a picture of us:  two people very much in LOVE.... To the Love of my Life:  "HAPPY BIRTHDAY....  Hope you enjoy your birthday celebration this year."

Have a great week, my Friends.  Be sure and wish George a Happy Birthday!!!!

Hugs,