life, love

A Peek Inside

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a blog post about a prince and his maiden being married for twenty-eight years. Would you like to take a peek at their anniversary celebration? It was no royal festivity or anything, but they had some nice scenery and good food. Keep in mind that the maiden has a very old phone without a monthly plan (buys minutes), and she’s sharing the photos from it. She refuses to enter this century and get an iphone (or the like).

Here, the prince and his maiden sat at an outdoor patio. Beyond the umbrellas is a body of water. 

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Anyone like some meaty fried calamari? It complimented nicely with roasted red peppers and banana peppers.

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This is what it looked like on the other side of those blue patio umbrellas. Some stormy skies loomed, but the couple worked their fairytale magic to keep those rains out on the bay.

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Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other but in
looking outward together in the same direction.  ~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry,
Wind, Sand and Stars, 1939

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Guess what geeky thing they did after dinner? They went into an eerie dark building where piercing loud audio caused the maiden to stuff her ears with napkins. She and her prince put on some dorky magical glasses in order to see better in the dark. When they opened their eyes it almost looked like they were floating through a large window that opened into outer space. Their adrenaline pumped from the wildly loud and adventurous space window.

Star Trek Into Darkness. Awesome.

They arrived home from their celebration feeling as if they’d just stepped off a theme park ride. Who knows what magic number twenty-nine will bring to their lives next year?

P.S. The summer sauna has begun for the maiden. No more eating at outdoor patios. The heat index has now reached 100 degree plus for the next four months to come. The maiden is now hiding in her tower from the humidity dragons.


20 thoughts on “A Peek Inside”

  1. I love the quote you included! It sounds like you had a great day and evening, which is the way things should be, I think. Now, try to stay cool!


    1. Last night when I walked the dog, no breeze to be had, it felt like walking in a broiler. I hope I can handle these next four months plus hurricane season. Thanks for peeking inside the anniversary celebration, JM.


  2. As I suspected… your perspective is much like mine!

    The thing about all these years down the road is that you learn that the special times aren’t usually carefully prepared and created. The special times happen when you least expect them, in the middle of the week, on rainy days, during the most routine times.

    We celebrated our 25th anniversary recently. I thought we would at least eat at a special restaurant. My hubby wanted to go to Red Lobster. And so we did.


    1. Hey Terri! I remember reading about your anniversary on your blog, and how you guys got each other the same card! That was hilarious. How bout this, I was writing all about it on my blog, but I completely forgot to buy my prince a card. Heh. I couldn’t believe he remembered. No gifts. Just a nice evening out enjoying those special moments. Thanks for peeking in on the celebration.


  3. You celebrate those milestones and cherish what you have, and that is a wonderful thing. I hope you have many more milestones 🙂


    1. It wasn’t always an easy road, but always glad to make it through the bumps to the smooth road. Thanks for peeking into our celebration, and for the hopeful wishes, EllaDee.


    1. Those calamari were quite meaty and tasty. Now it’s back to the tower and the a/c. Thanks for peeking in on the celebration, Anneli. Glad you enjoyed it.


  4. Your phone took some really nice pictures….although I could do without the sight of calamari….hahaha….I’m not much a seafood eating kinda girl but my husband and my children just can’t get enough of it!!!


    1. I never really cared for seafood either. But, when I moved to Florida I decided to try and acquire a taste. I’ve grown to like some, but still don’t like salmon or most shellfish. Thanks for peeking in on the anniversary date, Jolene.


  5. With that hot weather I would hide in a ice hotel … if I could, not much for hot and sticky climate.
    I could sit on this lovely patio ….. in the evening without any problems and eat calamari – take a walk along the beach, even in rain if the company was right. *smile


    1. For sure, Pete, I’m the maiden. Even thought I think it means unmarried woman, I didn’t want to presume to call me the princess. Heh. Queen might work though. Hee, hee.


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