Friday, October 31, 2008

what do you get when nerds marry?

two people who take the day off work to celebrate their 50th mensiversary.
(mensi=latin root for month)

we figured it will be a really, really, really long time before we celebrate our 50th anniversary, so we might as well take our 50s where we can get them! mostly it was an excuse to take a nice day off work together.

we did romantic stuff like shoe shopping and chemistry homework!

we managed to find time between studying for a drive up the gorge, resplendent in all its fall glory. we were stuck behind a van from a retirement home, which provided the double joy of allowing us to go 7mph on the columbia river gorge highway without feeling guilty, and driving in the van's wake of whirling leaves, which made me feel like a fairy.

the drive was officially over when, to get the exact angle on this photo, i had to crouch in a snowmelt creek in my non-waterproof clothing. joel bustled me back into the car, preaching on the various horrible diseases one can contract from wet feet. he knows these things now that he's had half a term of anatomy. ;)


kristal said...

i like nerds. especially the two of you:)

Amie said...

That is the most beautiful picture I have ever seen!! There should be a saying like-- "those who are not afraid to risk getting their feet wet and cold are the great successors in life." Tell that one to Joel!

Tim and Heidi Thomas said...

ditto to Amie's comment :)

lani said...

lol - joel takes good care of me. i probably would have killed myself on some hairbrained prank by now if he wasn't so practical! :D

it was really funny though - he was hopping precariously from dry rock to dry rock, while i was slogging through the freezing water.