A Low-Key Anniversary

 Posted by at 12:50 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 172018

Before I do anything else today, I want to thank everybody for your blog comments, emails, instant messages, and Facebook posts wishing us a happy 20th anniversary. There were so many of them that I’m sure I didn’t get back to everybody personally, but please know that all of your kind words touched our hearts.

We had talked about going up to St. Augustine for the day, or maybe over to Sanibel Island, but we had somebody scheduled to come by in the morning to make a quick repair, and we didn’t know when we would be able to take off. So instead, we decided to just play it by ear, which is always the most fun anyway.

As it turned out, we didn’t get out of here until a little after 1 PM, and we decided to just take a road trip and see where we ended up. And that turned out to be Wildwood, in the center of the state. There are a couple big antique malls there that we use to visit when we were fulltime RVers and stayed at the nearby Three Flags RV Resort. When you live in a motorhome space is always tight, but we used to say that if we ever settled down and bought a house, we would go back again because they always had so many neat things on display.

It’s only about 90 miles from here, but most of the trip was on two lane roads through a lot of small towns so it took us a couple of hours to get there. No problem, we’ve got all the time in the world.

Two things I’ve been looking for are an old floor model cabinet radio like they had in the 30s and 40s to put underneath the wall phone in my office, and an upright wooden hall tree to hold my hats. As it turned out, except for some antique weaving pirns Terry can use on her shuttles, we didn’t really see anything we fell in love with. But it was fun anyway, just spending the day together. We always love riding along holding hands and talking and enjoying each other’s company.

Of course, anytime we go into an antique store we always see things from when we were kids and young adults that reminds us that we, too, are now officially antiques. In the “good old days” we didn’t have all of the modern conveniences we take for granted now. Can you believe I actually had to get up and walk across the room to change the channel on our television when I was a kid? Of course, it didn’t take long to search through the channels, because as I remember, we only got three or four. And we actually had to dial a telephone! Yeah, life wasn’t always easy.

We got back to Edgewater about 8:30 and stopped at JC’s Riptides, one of our favorite local restaurants, for a late dinner. They close at nine, so the place was almost empty when we got there, but the owner is always very friendly and made us feel welcome. Terry had blackened salmon, while I went with their excellent prime rib. Both were delicious, as always.

Back at home, we watched TV for an hour or so and then it was time to get the blog written and call it a day. It was a low-key anniversary, but that’s okay. We don’t have to go someplace fancy or spend a lot of money to have a good time together.

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Thought For The Day – If you lose one sense, your other senses are enhanced. That’s why people with no sense of humor have an increased sense of self-importance.

Nick Russell

World-Famous, New York Times Best Selling Author, and All-Around Nice Guy!

  2 Responses to “A Low-Key Anniversary”

  1. Low key is good. We didn’t even go out to dinner for our 50th anniversary. And Dave was off with his model railroad friends for our 51st. We spend a lot of time together without the need for “special” occasions.

  2. Glad you had a good time

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