Our ‘Adventure Walk’ that has continued 35 years and counting~

We just celebrated our 35th wedding anniversary! What an adventure it’s been. Years ago we watched Steve Martin and Goldie Hawn in a little movie called Housesitter. In that, Goldie’s character made up an elaborate story about the ‘adventure walks’ she took with her ‘boyfriend,’ played by Steve Martin. In the years since, we’ve often referred to our ‘adventure walks.’ Which were seldom an actual walk, but always an adventure. This weekend celebration was one of those. Sam “could not have planned it better,” which he said over, and over again this weekend. 🙂 And it’s true.

Car trip! Heading to the beach as we begin our adventure.

Car trip! Heading to the beach as we begin our adventure.

We had lots of time to talk... about all our time together. Over 35 years. What?!

We had lots of time to talk… about all our time together. Over 35 years. What?!

This. We spoke often of our 'most important work.' What a huge blessing... with a smattering of heartache, fear, and worry. So, we're both human. :)

This. We spoke often of our ‘most important work.’ What a huge blessing… with a smattering of heartache, fear, and worry. So, we’re both human. 🙂

Cafe' Papillon, Rehoboth Beach! Other than the beach, our favourite place there! Real. French. Crêpes.

Cafe’ Papillon, Rehoboth Beach! Other than the beach, our favourite place there! Real. French. Crêpes.

Crêpes? Yes please!

Crêpes? Yes please!

So relaxing.

So relaxing.

Picture perfect day.

Picture perfect day.

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A great beach read… so far.

We did a lot of biking. We found a new trail!

We did a lot of biking. We found a new trail too!

This. One of our family mottos. Sometimes we succeeded. Sometimes we failed. But we always loved. So maybe, really, we always succeeded.

This. One of our family mottos. Sometimes we succeeded. Sometimes we failed. But we always loved. So maybe, really, we always succeeded.

Left - Biking ON the beach at Hilton Head (35 years ago.. in case you couldn't tell) Right - Biking TO the beach at Rehoboth this past weekend.

Left – Biking ON the beach at Hilton Head (35 years ago.. in case you couldn’t tell) Right – Biking TO the beach at Rehoboth this past weekend.

A fav - Hopkins Farm Creamery. Smells like cows, but they make great icecream!

A fav – Hopkins Farm Creamery. Smells like cows, but they make great icecream!

Elmer's Market. You could smell these strawberries! Beautiful strawberries!

Elmer’s Market. You could smell these strawberries! Beautiful strawberries!

Our last night we stayed at Bartlett Pear Inn. Simply wonderful. It was our treehouse in the Boston Commons. :) Watch the movie.

Our last night we stayed at Bartlett Pear Inn. Simply wonderful. It was our treehouse in the Boston Commons. 🙂 Watch the movie.

This home was built in 1790, but had a fresh, modern feel to it as well.

This home was built in 1790, but had a fresh, modern feel to it as well.

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Our dressing room.

Our dressing room.

Adorable. Although a bit claustrophobic with the curtain drawn.

Adorable. Although a bit claustrophobic with the curtain drawn.

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The upper veranda.

The upper veranda.

The other side of the upper veranda.

The other side of the upper veranda.

Town of St. Michael's

Town of St. Michael’s

View from the Knappes Narrows Draw Bridge. Apparently the nation's busiest.

View from the Knappes Narrows Draw Bridge. Apparently the nation’s busiest.

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First, let me say, dinner was amazing! This is Rigleigh Gardens Garlic Soup with Carmelized Button Mushrooms and Pearl Onions, Chive Oil, Garlic Chips.

First, let me say, dinner was amazing! This is Rigleigh Gardens Garlic Soup with
Carmelized Button Mushrooms and Pearl Onions, Chive Oil, Garlic Chips.

Here we have“Bacon & Eggs”  Blackbottom Farms Braised Pork Belly Inn Made Brioche, Sandhill Farms Fried Quail Egg, Blueberry Jus.

Here we have“Bacon & Eggs”
Blackbottom Farms Braised Pork Belly
Inn Made Brioche, Sandhill Farms Fried Quail Egg, Blueberry Jus.

Chesapeake Fried Oysters  Cottingham Farms Fennel & Leek Ragout, Lemon & Cilantro Aioli.

Chesapeake Fried Oysters
Cottingham Farms Fennel & Leek Ragout, Lemon & Cilantro Aioli.

Rhode Island Sea Scallops  Cottingham Farms Bean Medley, Inn Made Rigleigh Gardens Tomato Marmalade Saffron Beurre Blanc.

Rhode Island Sea Scallops
Cottingham Farms Bean Medley, Inn Made Rigleigh Gardens Tomato Marmalade
Saffron Beurre Blanc.

Inn Made Pappardelle Pasta  Stonehouse Farms Poached Egg, Hazelnut & Onion Ragout, Sage Cream Sauce.

Inn Made Pappardelle Pasta
Stonehouse Farms Poached Egg, Hazelnut & Onion Ragout, Sage Cream Sauce.

Traditional Opera Cake  Chocolate Ganache, Coffee Buttercream & Ice Cream, Gold Leaf. We ate every bite of everything.

Traditional Opera Cake
Chocolate Ganache, Coffee Buttercream & Ice Cream, Gold Leaf. WE ATE EVERY BITE OF EVERYTHING.

The beautiful outdoor patio.

The beautiful outdoor patio.

A bartlett pear.

A bartlett pear sculpture of course.

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Highly recommend this Inn & restaurant. The Washingtonian put it in the top 25. :) Chef Jacob is amazing.

Highly recommend this Inn & restaurant. The Washingtonian put it in the top 25. 🙂 Chef Jacob is amazing.

At breakfast the next morning.

At breakfast the next morning.

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Perfection.

Perfection.

A perfect French omelet.

A perfect French omelet.

A fun, exciting, thoughtful, introspective, and beautiful weekend. Somethings we'll be working on until the end of time. :)

A fun, exciting, thoughtful, introspective, and beautiful weekend. Some things we’ll be working on until the end of time. 🙂

Dear Sam, I know you know this, but here it is in black and white… I love you with my whole heart! Looking so forward to what’s to come! Thank you for everything!!!

Signed and notarized. Ann ❤

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