We are blessed with two wonderful children, Julie and Brian, who have both grown into strong and caring adults. Our family has grown! We have a lovely daughter-in-law, Chris; a terrific son-in-law, Steve; along with four special grandchildren – Andrew, Daniel, Emily and Samantha.
It doesn’t get any better… or perhaps it can. The house is up for sale and our adventure into the next 40 years begins!!
So what did we do on our anniversary? We got up early, “Just Showed Up”, and rode bicycles through Market Commons and into Myrtle Beach State Park. I guess that doesn’t sound too romantic. However, for us, just being together, enjoying each other’s company and doing things we like to do is exactly what makes Nancy and I happy!
It was warm (about 90) but not uncomfortable yet as the sun was just coming up. As we pedaled, enjoying the sites, Nancy snapped a bunch of pictures along the way. Riding down Farrow Parkway (the main Road through Market Commons) then over to Myrtle Beach State Park.
Map of Ride: we started about in the middle rode to top of picture and turned around and rode to Myrtle Beach State Park and then returned to the middle.
Heading West on Farrow Parkway
Heading East on Farrow Parkway: Sun coming up!
Entering Myrtle Beach State Park
Myrtle Beach State Park Fishing Pier
Riding Along the Sand Dunes
View of Beach Looking South
View of Beach looking North toward Fishing Pier.
Bill waiting and unwilling to get sand in his bike shoes!!
This is a Sea Turtle Habitat and they try to educate the public
about the importance of maintaining the sand dunes.
(click on picture to enlarge)
Entrance to Myrtle Beach State Park Campground
Riding through the campground
Riding road from campground to fishing pier
Market Commons Veterans Memorial
Entering Market Commons Business District
Beautiful Landscaping in Business District
Market Commons across from the walking/jogging trail and lakeWe had to finish up and head to the car as Nancy had to go to work by 11am. Normally, I play golf on Sunday afternoons when Nancy works, but it is already 97 degrees and that is just too hot. I know Nancy will be exhausted when she gets home since she has to work outside in the garden department at Home Depot – YUK!
I spent the afternoon doing some household chores: cleaning, doing the wash, watering the garden and lawn, etc. Not exciting stuff, but things that needed to be done.
Was it a SPECIAL DAY? It was forty years ago today that we started our life together and everyday has been special since then, so YES, it was a SPECIAL DAY!!
Happy Anniversary Honey!
I hope we have 40 more!!
Just want to share how very lucky I am to be married to my best friend. Bill and I grew up together in a very small town. We attended the same church, schools, played sports together then as we do now. We just grew up together. I honestly do not remember a time when I did not know Bill. So I figure if your memories start about age 5…that means I have 55 years of memories of Bill. I cannot wait to have more years together and continue this wonderful adventure.
Happy Anniversary, Bill !!