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Friday, March 9, 2012

The Birthday Boy

Hello on March 9, 2012.... There is a very important person in my life who was born on March 9, 1942 in Gary, Indiana.  George Emery Adams is the eldest of four children of John and Kay Adams.  George graduated from Crown Point High School,  Crown Point, Indiana, in 1960 as the Valedictorian of his class.  He graduated from Manchester College in 1963 with a BA degree in Mathematics.  He got his master's degree at the University of Illinois and worked on his doctorate at Florida State University.

George taught college for many years before going to work in the 'real world' (as he calls it) as an IT Computer Programmer/Systems Analyst.  He retired in 2006 ---and has been extremely busy ever since doing all of the things in life he didn't have time to do when he was younger (photography,  stamp collecting,  converting old vinyl records to CD's,  traveling,  hiking,  gardening,  etc.). 

George's first wife died from cancer in 1998.  They had two beautiful children,  Robert (who lives with his family in Florida) and Kelly (who lives with her husband in Buffalo, NY).

I was fortunate enough to meet this wonderful man in 2000 when we both moved to Hendersonville, Tennessee.  I had been divorced for about 20 yrs. and never dreamed I would ever meet anyone else to be a part of my life... But---God truly brought us together and we fell in love immediately and got married on June 23, 2001.

That is when life BEGAN for ME.... Meeting and marrying George has been the greatest gift I have ever had in my entire life (in addition to having my three wonderful sons).  Thanks to George Adams for coming into my life and bringing me so much happiness and love.

Today,  as you can imagine,  George and I are unavailable since we are out chasing down waterfalls!!!  BUT--if you get a minute,  go to his blog (click HERE)  and wish him a Happy Birthday--since this will be his 70th!!!!!  (Don't tell anyone --but I turn 70 also this year,  in August... Yipes!!!)

Here are some pictures I took of George this past week --while we were in Arkansas..  The first picture above was taken on a hike we took in Petit Jean State Park to Cedar Falls on March 1.  Be sure and enlarge all of the photos to see bigger pictures.

We took a hike on the Rim Trail at Mt. Nebo State Park on Wednesday (Feb. 29).  This trail followed the edge of the mountain and was quite narrow.  George never gets scared --but I was a little frightened of falling on the loose rocks.

George loves photography and will do most anything to get some creative pictures...  Can you see him down at the lakeshore (Dierks Lake) taking pictures of an old tree which had washed ashore????  We visited Panther Bluff Falls and Dierks Lake on Feb. 27.

On Tuesday,  Feb. 28,  we visited another favorite state park,  Mt. Magazine.   Mt. Magazine is the highest point in Arkansas and we love to come here to hike, check out their waterfalls and to eat dinner in their lodge restaurant.  This was the only day on that entire trip when we had a little rain (mostly drizzle) and fog..

This is another picture from our hike on the Mt. Nebo Rim Trail on Feb. 29.  Luckily,  there were some big rocks where we could stop and relax a bit!!!!

Here is a picture from our hike around all of the rock croppings in Mt. Magazine State Park on Feb. 28.  As I said,  this was the only day that it was drizzly and VERY foggy.

This picture was taken on the trail leading to Cedar Falls (in Petit Jean State Park) on March 1st.  This was the warmest day we had all week ---and we both wished while on this hike that we had had shorts and short-sleeved shirts with us!!!!!  When we got back to the car,  the temperature said 82 degrees!!!!!  Pant Pant!!!!!

Finally,  I just 'had' to include this picture.... See why I'm the luckiest woman in the entire world???????  This picture was taken at our cabin patio in the back --with a view of the valley below.

"Happy Birthday, Sweetheart....  Hope you have a wonderful day today!!!!"  AND--thanks to all of you wonderful blog friends for wishing George a Happy 70th....  Click HERE.

Have a great weekend,  and I'll see you on Monday.