FINALLY — THE ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION!

YAY!  Glen and Adina met us in Cleveland, TN, on Friday night, Sept. 10th, to begin a weekend full of anniversary celebration.  First, they surprised us with flowers and appetizers before the first of several anniversary meals! 

Saturday, September 11th, is now Patriots Day – a day of remembrance of the tragedy of Sept. 11, 2001.  Legion friends from home sent us a photo of an early morning solemn ceremony.  We observed a moment of silence, but this date was OURS first, so we went on to enjoy a day of 55th anniversary fun.

Adina and Glen treated us to a full day of river rafting on the Ocoee River in Tennessee.  I had hoped to get some good photos, but the river was busier than I expected.  Here are some shots I got in-between rapids:

And here are some shots by professional photographers set up strategically along the river:

We were pretty exhausted by the end of the day, but rallied for another great meal at a restaurant near our hotel.  We got up slowly the next day and took our time getting on the road to return to Adina and Glen’s house.  

Jay flew home on Tuesday, but I was able to change my flight in order to spend some additional mother-daughter time.  I’ll fly home on Saturday.  

Thank you, Adina and Glen.  And thank you to all our wonderful friends who let us drop in for a visit.  This has been a fantastic anniversary trip.  

Give us a couple of weeks and we’ll be blogging about our Model A Touring Club visit to the “Ole Southwest”.  See you down the road!