Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Happy Anniversary Giveaway!

Today is our actual anniversary, it has been 36 years, today.
I graduated from high school one weekend and got married the next.
I knew he was the one for me, so why wait and I think I made the right decision;)

Today we went to Burlingame State park to paddle. I camped there as a child, and we took our kids there, so it is a place filled with happy memories. It was a beautiful day, warm with a breeze and no crowds.


And I am sure this is what you all want to see, haha. This is the launch site, beautiful pond that covers 1,000 acres.
We paddled the entire shoreline, so not quite sure how long that is in miles, but it was a good workout.



Half way around the pond is a beach at the old campground. This was the wilderness side, pit toilets and no showers. They closed it down when someone almost burned half it down. It is a great place to stop, have lunch and take a swim and we were the only ones there.



The park is also home to over 250 species of birds. Of course they were all hiding today. That and the fact that Bill always has to paddle in front of me and startles everything away, before I get there. This guy was sitting on a rock, watching the world go by. I had to use full zoom in a rocking boat, so the picture looks a bit strange.




We went around the pond along to the campground side and stopped at the last beach which doesn't allow swimming. I wasn't swimming, I was just cooling off in the water;) This little guy found us as interesting, as we did, him.



Now for the giveaway. Guess how many years we have been married? You don't have to be right, just guess and I will draw a name from the entries. The winner will get a free epattern from my ecrater site. I will draw a winner on Saturday night.
Tomorrow the weather man said no rain till late in the afternoon, so I think we can get in one more paddle before the rain comes.

37 comments:

BubzRugz said...

Happy Happy 36th Anniversary... what a romantic story.....
Enjoy the rest of your vacation...
Hugz

Allie said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!! 36 years is awesome! That looks like a great place to paddle, I love the pic of the fish. So glad you enjoyed it!

TheCrankyCrow said...

Happiest of anniversaries to you!! Sounds like a wonderful day!! Ummmmm....is this a trick question??? Didn't you say 36 years??? Well....ok - you're always full of surprises....I'll wait and see what the right answer is! In any event, enjoy! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

appleberrycottage said...

A wild guess... 36 (not that you mentioned it in the posting!) Happy Anniversary. I can't imagine getting married right out of high school - wow. I didn't get married until I was 28.
Laura

paulette said...

Happy 36th Anniversary!! What a wonderful walk down memory lane...!! And I loved your pictures of paradise! what a perfect day!
P

Louise said...

I want to wish you a very Happy Anniversary. My husband and I also married very shortly after high school graduation. That was almost 47 years ago..My first time to visit your blog. I will have to go back and read some of your older posts as I saw that you mentioned Maine and that is my birthplace. I now live in the Pacific Northwest.
Again may you and your husband enjoy many years to come!

Karen~The Barely There Primitive Bear said...

Happy Anniversary! Hmmm, didn't
I see 36 years, somewhere????
I hope you had a great one and
many, many more to come!

Bear Hugs & Blessings~Karen

Dorothy said...
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Dorothy said...

Happy 36th Anniversary to you and your hubby. Glad you had a lovely day.I agree when Mr Right comes along why wait.

Farmhouse prims said...

Happy Anniversary, It makes me feel so good to see couples stay together for along time!!! Congratulations and many more happy Anniversaries!!! Lecia

Linda said...

Well............I am going to just take a wild guess here and
say 36 years!
Happy Anniversary to you both.
Linda

acorn hollow said...

We will be married 36 years this year. I graduated from kindergarden and got married the next.So I am very very young:)
we will really be married 36 years and I was out of school a year before we got married congratulations and looks like a wonderful day.
cathy

LindaW said...

Happy 36th! Wasn't your great vacation a wonderful way to celebrate? I enjoy your patterns!

Linda W

Kathie said...

great way to spend your anny! congrats !!!!
36 years can it be true?
Kathie

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

ooh..what a wonderful way to spend an anniversary! Happy 36th! (guess you wanted to make sure we were reading your post - 36 years). I enjoyed the pictures of your outing.

Lori said...

It looks like a pretty day and a lovely way to spend your anniversary.
Congrats on 36 years!!

primitivebettys said...

Happy Anniversary to you both! Didn't you say it was 36 years? :) May you have many many more happy years together!

Quilt Hollow said...

36 years is wonderful! They all couldn't have been easy right? LOL

Vicki W said...

Happy Anniversary!

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Happy Happy Anniversary ~ this is hard but I think it might be 36 YEARS!!!!!!!

Mary said...

I ma going to guess 36! Oh I hope I'm right!!:-)

mariebeers said...

Happy 36! Great pictures, thanks for sharing with us.

Marie

Terry said...

Happy anniversary! Looks like you guys had a great day! :0)

Beckyjean said...

Happy 36th anniversary!! What a wonderful way to spend your day. Thanks for sharing it with us!!

Hugs~Becky

Miccosukee said...

Debbie,

Unless my eyes are lying, I believe you said you married 36 years ago today. You have a great place to paddle around in.

Enjoy your anniversary!

Trisha

~Madalynne~ said...

Happy Anniversary Debbie! Looks like you had a wonderful outing.

And hmmmmm, 36 seems like the obvious answer, but I'm gonna' guess "not 36 years" and hope maybe it's a trick question :)

Kathy said...

Happy 36 years! We were married in May of 1975. I was just a year out of HS. They don't get married so young anyore, do they? Girls where I work are amazied when I tell them how long we're married. They find that 'fascinating'! It's great...my husband and I are even still best friends!

Sandi said...

Happy 36th anniversary, what a great way to celebrate.

Enjoy your time away!

cottageprims said...

Happy 36 years! You always go to such lovely places.Warm Blessings!~Amy

Bobbie said...

Congratulations, Debbie!! You both were very young..such a nice story. The shoreline looks beautiful!

Courtney said...

Happy 36 years...or is it more? In any case...congratulations to you both! Tom and I are coming up on 4 years! But it's great to finally be with the right one!
Courtney

Marcia W. said...

Happy thirty-sixth anniversary! The fish reminded me of our redfish. Your vacation is like the vacations I enjoy. Have a wonderful time.

Marcia W. said...

Happy 36th Anniversary and a wonderful vacation

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh your paddling pics are so wonderful! Makes me wish I were out enjoying the scenery. The guess is 36!

Lorraine said...

No guess here! It's 36...

Happy Anniversary.

Barbara Strobel Lardon said...

My guess is 36 too! :P

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

36 years~ congratulations! How fun to go kiyaking.